Two goals in the first half well deemed enough for the Middle-easterners to bag all three bags to ease the burden of their coach Paul Le Guen following their failure to qualify for the World Cup earlier.
|Qasim Said (2nd from right) scored the first goal|
The Omanis doubled their tally before the end of the first half with a well-taken shot from outside through Eid Al-Farsi to put the game beyond doubt for the jaded hosts.
|Safuwan Baharudin (21) head to head with Abdul Aziz (9)|
|Lions were struggling to contain the Omanis' swift plays|
The missing piece on the Lions' chessboard was the latching player that was supposed to link the defence to the upfront that resulted limited penetration for the men in red, except for a few notable free-kicks that had hardly threatened their opponents.
|Qiu Li's (16) free kick missed the target in second half|
|Shahril Ishak (right) finds it tough going against Oman|
"It's quite clear to everyone we want to win this game, it's not as bad as it is seen with the possession we dominated in the game and I felt that the second goal was a killer that we don't have the physical power to change the game." added the former Iraq national coach.
|Lions coach Stange remains confident and positive after loss|
|Oman's coach Paul Le Guen - burden off his shoulders|
"We did the job" said the former PSG coach in his opening statement.
"First half was average but it was efficient, whereas the second half I felt my team played better but did not score; our aim is to qualify and it's important to win away especially we are playing on artificial pitch but it is an improvement so we deserved the win." concluded the Frenchman.
The 2-0 result had the Omanis remained at the top of Group A on a 100% record, while Singapore remained anchored at the foot after their second defeat in the qualifiers.