At the 54th minute, Azkal Marwin Angeles struck a goal off the pass from Patrick Reichelt made possible by an assist from Phil Younghusband. Sportcasters noted it was Angeles’ first international goal.
The nationals launched an attack and attempted to score in the 78th minute but failed.
Singapore got a free kick at the 86th minute after Joshua Beloya received a yellow card for a tackle. The supposed equalizer didn’t come as Azkals goalkeeper Eduard Sacapano denied the free kick on the mid-left side of the goal.
Azkal sub Ian Araneta almost added another goal at the 94th minute but his attempt was ruled offside.
Thursday’s victory was expected to give the nationals momentum en route to the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup group stage in Thailand where they will play against the home team on November 24.
The Azkals are also set to meet Vietnam at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok on November 27 and Myanmar at the SCG Stadium in Nonthaburi on November 30.