|Hariss's double raised the roof of Kallang|
Much of talks before the game surrounded the White Angels' Serbian coach, Raddy Avramovic, for his familiarity of the team that were largely groomed by him for a near decade before he stepped down after leading the Lions to their fourth Asean title in 2012.
It was probably that familiarity that had the Myanmarese came back strongly in the second half to narrow the gap to a goal deficit after trailing three-nil before the interval.
As explained by Coach Raddy in the post-match media conference.
"The plan was to keep Singapore off our field in the first half and attack them in the second," said the former Notts County custodian.
"I thought we conceded three easy goals and with this result, we will have a difficult game against Thailand (on this Friday) and it's Christmas came early for Singapore (with this win), but it also shown my team can compete with the rest (in Asean)."
|Sahil Suhaimi (32) closed up on Kyaw Zayae Win (7)|
First and foremost will see defence lynchpin Baihakki Khaizan sit out of the penultimate showdown against Malaysia after collected his second yellow of the tournament that warranted a match suspension, following by that saw Shahdan Sulaiman suffered a fractured right ankle as the result of a nasty collision in the box with Khairul Amri in the 20th minute.
|Baihakki is out for the next game with this yellow|
|Shahdan (sit on ground) fractured his ankle|
In spite of the mishaps that had taken place and overshadowed the Lions' first ever international win in the new National Stadium, Coach Bernd Stange remained unfazed and kept his trademark optimism in his meeting with the press after the match.
"We have to find a way to fill up the hole left behind by Baihakki," said the German tactician on the impact of not having the 30-year-old defender available on this coming Saturday's Causeway Derby match against the Harimau Malaya.
"Also Shahdan who is definitely out for the rest of the year (for the fractured ankle), but we shall see how it goes first thing tomorrow morning,
"We will have to stay positive and focused all our thoughts on recovery for the game against Malaysia." added Coach Stange.
|Goal mouth action in second half|
|Amri on the ball|
Which one of which the things he may need to fine tune is the inconsistency in the display during the match that he described a "game of two halves" that saw the designated away side scored a brace in the first period with goals from Shaiful Esah in the 15th minute that totalled up with a double by Hariss Harun in the 35th and 41st minute.
|Zul Arifin (C) could tag up with Hariss (R)|
|"3-2" as Kyaw Zayae Win converted the penalty|
Just as it thought the fighting spirit of the Myanmarese will carry them forward, an own goal by Khin Maung Lwin in 75th minute placed a two-goal cushion for the Lions till the end of the match.
|Lions shown appreciation after the win|