Albirex Niigata (S) and Tanjong Pagar United play to a 1-1 draw at Jurong East Stadium as second face third.
It meant both sides kept their place in the table with only Tampines benefiting as the champions now have a game in hand over their rivals.
Zerka Monsef scored for the Jaguars but the White Swans hit back almost immediately with a goal from Kazuki Sakamoto
In another match, DPMM Brunei defeated Geylang International 4-2.
The Brunei had taken a four goal lead through Helmi Zambin, Joao Moreira (2) and Awangku Fakharazzi before letting it slipped before the end.
Yasir Hanapi and Jozef Kaplan scored for the Eagles.
Tanjong Pagar United
Aurelien Herisson (GK), Azhar Ahmad, Walid Lounis (C), Asraf Rashid, Ahmad Latiff, Kamel Ramdani, Hafiz Nor, Sazali Salleh, Ismael Benahmed, Zahid Ahmad
Joey Sim (GK), Khayrulhayat Jumat, Delwinder Singh (Khairulnizam Jumahat 75'), Norihiro Kawakami, Jalal, Yasir Hanapi, Fabian Kwok, Jozef Kaplan (C), Nurhazwan Norasikin, Taufiq Ghani (Andrew Tan 55'), Shotaro Ihata (Wahyudi Abd Wahid 53')