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The Morocco international's expertly-taken trio of strikes, along with a brace from Kamel Ramdani and an Anthony Aymard header, propelled the Jaguars to the top of the table, ahead of Tampines Rovers and Albirex Niigata, who almost maintained their perfect starts to the season with victories over Courts Young Lions and Home United respectively.
Last season's runners-up DPMM FC looked set to pick up their first win on Friday but an inspirational fightback from Hougang United saw them salvage a 3-3 draw at the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.
On Tuesday, Geylang International fell to their second straight defeat - a 1-0 loss to Balestier Khalsa - while Harimau Muda downed Woodlands Wellington 2-1.
Here, FOX Sports picks our best 11 players from this week's S.League action.
GK: Fadhil Salim (Hougang United)
For most of the week, it looked as though Balestier's Daniel Ong would get the nod between the sticks after an impressive display in his side's win over the Eagles on Tuesday.
However, it's hard to leave out a goalkeeper who saved two penalties to earn his side a point in an intimidating trip to Brunei, and that's exactly what Fadhil did on Friday.
With the score 3-2 in DPMM's favour, Fadhil prevented them from killing off the game by keeping out a Shahrazen Said penalty in the 73rd minute, before repeating the feat five minutes later when he denied Ivan Bosnjak from the spot, after Syaqir Sulaiman had equalised for the Cheetahs.
RB: Al-Qaasimy Rahman (Courts Young Lions)
Young Lions may have found themselves on the losing side on Wednesday, but their performance against the defending champions would have given coach Aide Iskandar plenty to be positive about.
Captain Al-Qaasimy, who has inherited the armband from new LIONSXII man Hafiz Abu Sujad, led the way for the fledgling side as he refused to be overawed despite coming up against some of the league's most-illustrious names, admirably dealing with the threat of three-time AFF Suzuki Cup winner Khairul Amri down the flank.
CB: Delwinder Singh (Geylang International)
Geylang have had a forgettable start to the season so far after losing both their opening games but one bright spark has come in the form of ex-Tanjong Pagar skipper Delwinder, who looks to be enjoying playing in the heart of defence once more, after having to fill a multitude of roles last season at the Queenstown Stadium.
Apart from the costly instance when he and Norihiro Kawakami failed to pick out Ruhaizad Ismail, allowing the winger to fire home what proved to be the winner, the Singapore international had an excellent game and prevented his side from losing by a bigger margin, twice making goal-line clearances to deny both Jung Hee-bong and Qiu Li.
CB: Syaqir Sulaiman (Hougang United)
For the second week in a row, Syaqir makes our Team of the Week and again, it's not just because he scored a vital goal.
Despite the Cheetahs conceding three goals, the 26-year-old was immense at the back as he made clearance after clearance to break up DPMM attacks, and also prevented the hosts from adding a fourth shortly before netting his equaliser with a terrific goal-line block with his chest to keep out a Joao Moreira strike.
LB: Syed Thaha (Balestier Khalsa)
Following their opening-day 3-1 defeat to Tanjong Pagar, the Tigers were back to their best on Tuesday, showing trademark grit and determination as they toiled to a 1-0 triumph over Geylang.
One of Balestier's stars of the night was Thaha, who put in a tireless shift down the left and kept dangerous Yasir Hanapi quiet. And it was he who came to their rescue towards the end when the Eagles looked destined to steal a share of the spoils, keeping out goal-bound efforts from Amy Recha and Norihiro Kawakami with last-ditch sliding blocks.
DM: Mustafic Fahrudin (Tampines Rovers)
Young Lions centre-back Tajeli Salamat deserves credit for the way he shackled Tampines star Shahdan Sulaiman in the unfamiliar role of anchorman on Thursday, but experience ultimately proved vital for the Stags as Mustafic came to the fore.
The Singapore international kept things simple with his distribution and always brought his team-mates into the game, but was also his usual clinical self on the edge of the box, drilling an effort into the bottom corner to wrap up all three points.
CM: Khalid Hamdaoui (Woodlands Wellington)
Plenty of talk has been on the new marquee signings in the S.League this season, and while they have had varying degrees of success so far, Hamdaoui has quietly gone about his way in having a positive impact at the Woodlands Stadium.
Having opened his account against Warriors in the opening week, the ex-Netherlands international starred again against Harimau Muda, pulling his side level in the 74th minute with a terrific shot from the edge of the area.
Alas, it was not to be for the Rams as they were eventually downed by Yazid Zaini's 83rd-minute winner but Hamdaoui is already shaping up to be a key member for Salim Moin's side.
CM: Kamel Ramdani (Tanjong Pagar United)
Despite playing as an attacking midfielder, Ramdani has had a real impact in front of goal for the Jaguars having netted three goals in his opening two games, but that hasn't been his only significant contribution.
The classy playmaker has been the pivot linking up Tanjong Pagar's moves in the attacking third, and he's already struck up an near-telepathic understanding with his team-mates.
RF: Bruno Castanheira (Albirex Niigata)
Castanheira has yet to find the back of the net since rejoining Albirex but his silky skills down the right wing have certainly caught the eye.
The Japanese-Brazilian was one of the players that really caused Home problems on Friday evening as he came close to scoring on a number of occasions, and it was his never-say-die attitude that led to their winner.
Having seen his initial header in the 91st minute kept out by Jang Hong-won's flying save, Castanheira refused to allow the ball to go out for a corner and succeeded in hooking it back into the danger zone, when Kento Fukada proceeded to smash home and hand the White Swans all three points.
LF: Shahrazen Said (DPMM FC)
Although he missed one of two penalties that could handed DPMM all three points on Friday night, Shahrazen deserves plenty of his credit for his tireless display in the attacking third.
His predatory instincts came to the fore in the 27th minute when he met Dino Drpic's flick-on header to nod home at the far post, and doubled his tally two minutes before the hour mark with an emphatic header from Rosmin Kamis' corner.
CF: Monsef Zerka (Tanjong Pagar United)
Two games into his S.League career, Zerka already looks the real deal after he brought his goal tally to four with a sublime hat-trick against Warriors.
After Ramdani had cancelled out Sufian Anuar's opener, the French-born Moroccan put his side ahead in the 14th minute when he instinctly stretched out his left boot to divert Hafiz Nor's cross past Hassan Sunny, before making it 3-1 with a close-range header shortly after.
Nine minutes from time, Zerka showed he was equally capable of creating a goal for himself when he harassed Marin Vidosevic into giving up possession on the edge of the area, before cleverly lifting the ball over the onrushing Hassan to ensure he would be going home with the match ball.
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