Home United will go into the last game of the season no matter the result of Tampines-Albriex tomorrow after they defeated Tanjong Pagar 1-0 at Queenstown.
Juma'at Bin Jantan got the winner in the first half.
At the same time, Balestier Khalsa looked to have finished in fourth position after thrashing main rivals Woodlands Wellington 3-0.
The Toa Poyah club now have a 3-point advantage over fifth-placed Woodlands and have a goal difference of +9 compared on only +1 for the Northern club.
Only a thrashing by Tanjong Pagar along with a thrashing of their own by Woodlands will givethem fourth place and it near to impossible.
It is the highest league position by the Toa Poyah club since their merger in 03 and it is thanks to skipper Paul Cunningham and a brace from Qiu Li.
Tanjong Pagar United
Aurelien Herisson (GK), Anthony Aymard, Hafiz Osman (C), Hanafi Salleh, Walid Lounis, Zulfadhli Emran, Asraf Rashid, Ahmad Latiff, Kamel Ramdani, K Vikraman, Monsef Zerka
Shahril Jantan (GK), Juma'at Jantan, Noh Rahman (C)(Sevki Sha'ban 54'), Ismail Yunos, Kwon Dakyung, Sirina Camara, Hafiz Rahim, Jordan Webb (Lee Kwan Woo 76'), Masrezwan Masturi (Firdaus Idros 80'), Nor Azli Yusoff, Song Uiyoung
Zaiful Nizam (GK), Hamqaamal Shah (Ahmad Syahir 75'), Paul Cunningham (C), Shafuan Sutohmoh (Patrick Paran 81'), Ridwan Jamil, Ruhaizad Ismail (Rasmus Fristedt 86'), Qiu Li, Kim Minho, Park Kang Jin, Syed Thaha, Obadin Aikhena
Nazri Sabri (GK), Cho Sunghwan, Shahril Alias (C), Shariff Samat, Rosman Sulaiman, Hidhir Hasbiallah (Farouq Farkhan 62'), Theerawekin Seehawong (Oswind Suriya 36'), Atsushi Shimono, Ang Zhiwei (Fadhil Noh 76'), Chang Jo Yoon, Moon Soonho
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