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Shi Jiayi had given them the perfect start when he opened the scoring in the third minute, but two goals in three minutes from Mamadou Diallo and Azhar Sairudin shortly before the hour mark turned the game on its head.
Nonetheless, the Warriors pulled level in the 79th minute through a penalty from Mislav Karoglan, who then fired them in the lead three minutes from time before Erwan Gunawan wrapped up the win with a fourth in injury-time.
Tampines Rovers' had their perfect start to the season ended on Tuesday when they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to DPMM FC, but they immediately got back to winning ways on Friday when they recorded a 2-1 win at title rivals Albirex Niigata (S).
DPMM also played two games this week and recorded a 1-0 win over a plucky but unlucky Balestier Khalsa outfit, who were only downed by a Tengku Mushadad own-goal in the first half.
On Wednesday, Courts Young Lions' poor start to the campaign continued with a 4-0 defeat to Tanjong Pagar United, Harimau Muda fell to a 1-0 loss at home to Home United in Saturday's game, while Woodlands Wellington and Geylang International played out a 0-0 draw on Thursday.
Here, FOX Sports picks our best 11 players from the latest round of S.League action in a 4-5-1 formation.
GK: Takuma Ito (Geylang International)
It was a week that delivered some excellent goalkeeping performances and both Hassan Sunny and Fadhil Salim stood out in Warriors' 4-2 win over Hougang. Over at the Woodlands Stadium, Yazid Yasin was equally impressive in the Rams goal but we've ultimately plumped for Geylang's Ito.
The Japanese has hit top form since being dropped a few weeks ago for Joey Sim, and made a series of fine saves on Thursday to keep Woodlands at bay.
Ito did well to deny Moon Soon-ho twice in one-on-one situations, and also produced a flying save to keep out Khalid Hamdaoui's blistering effort in the 28th minute.
RB: Ang Zhiwei (Woodlands Wellington)
It's always a special occasion when a player comes up against his former side, and it was the same for Ang on Thursday when he took on Geylang, who he played for just last season.
Given more freedom to push forward given coach Salim Moin had opted for a 3-5-2 formation, the fleet-footed wing-back put his attacking instincts to good use all caused problems for Jalal down the right, but also helped out in defence when Woodlands were on the back foot.
CB: Dino Drpic (DPMM FC)
Drpic started the week well with a commanding display against Tampines, and backed it up well with another inspired showing three days later against the Tigers.
The 31-year-old was unbeatable in the air but also read the game well, and it looks as though he will form quite a centre-back partnership with Tales dos Santos when the latter is back to his best after recovering from a long-term injury.
CB: Seiji Kaneko (Tampines Rovers)
With Kunihiro Yamashita set for a spell on the sidelines after dislocating his shoulder, the defensive burden has fallen on Kaneko but he certainly has not disappointed.
Against DPMM, he was part of a three-man defence that quelled almost all that the Bruneians had to offer in the final third, while on Friday, he popped up to nod the ball down for Khairul Amri to score what proved to be the winner.
LB: Zulfadli Zainal Abidin (Warriors FC)
Warriors coach V. Selvaraj must be delighted that Zulfadli is now fully recovered from an injury that kept him out of action at the start of the season, and after a standout campaign last term, the 24-year-old is really establishing himself as the league's best left-back.
Against the Cheetahs, he completely quelled the threat of Jerome Baker and forced him swap flanks before being replaced in the 38th minute, before doing the same against Nurhilmi Jasni.
Zulfadli also broke forward well to support his attackers, and whipped in a number of dangerous crosses into the box.
DM: Ridwan Jamil (Balestier Khalsa)
With Paul Cunningham out injured and Jaslee Hatta suspended, Balestier coach Darren Stewart has had to shift Tengku Mushadad into defence in their last two games, but his absence in the engine room has not been felt thanks to the introduction of Ridwan.
A regular in the starting XI last season until injury ended his campaign prematurely, the powerfully-built defensive midfielder is slowly getting back to his best and - on his day - is one of the most effective anchormen in the competition.
Against DPMM, Ridwan regularly broke up opposition attacks and kept the momentum going for his side with his simple but well-timed passes.
RM: Helmi Zambin (DPMM FC)
One of the main reasons why DPMM were able to pick up four points from their two games against Tampines and Balestier was the presence of Helmi down the right.
His pace and direct style of play greatly helped his side in the attacking third, but he was equally useful in their defensive third as he dropped back to add a spare body when their opponents were attacking.
CM: Martin Wagner (Tampines Rovers)
While there has been plenty of speculation over his future in recent weeks, Wagner gave a timely reminder of his quality as he put in a sparkling display against Albirex on Friday.
Thanks to his presence in the middle of the park, the Stags were able to see their fair share of the ball against the usually-dominant Albirex, with the Argentinean dictating the tempo to perfection.
CM: Shi Jiayi (Warriors FC)
The Warriors pulled off a real coup in the off-season when they completed the signing of Singapore international Shi from Home United, and although he has taken awhile to get going at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium, he gave a reminder of his quality with an all-action performance on Sunday.
Opening the scoring after three minutes when he smashed home from close ranged after receiving a pass from the selfless Sufian Anuar, the 29-year-old then won the penalty for Karoglan's 79th minute equaliser after his powerful shot hit the hand of Syaqir Sulaiman.
Eight minutes later, he was involved again as his perfectly-weighted freekick was met at the far post by Abdil Qaiyyim, who guided the ball back across the face of goal for Karoglan to poke home.
LM: Asraf Rashid (Tanjong Pagar United)
Plenty has been made of Tanjong Pagar's foreign contingent this season, but coach Patrick Vallee has regularly reminded that his local players are equally capable, and with the likes of Ahmad Latiff, Sazali Salleh, Hafiz Nor and Asraf Rashid in the side, it's not difficult to see why.
Asraf in particular was outstanding down the left on Wednesday and it was his crossfield ball that led to Ismael Benahmed's opener in the 35th minute.
Seven minutes after the break, he floated in a brilliant over-the-top ball for Benahmed to net his second, and was just impossible to contain for the Young Lions defence.
ST: Ismael Benahmed (Tanjong Pagar United)
The first hat-trick of the season went to Monsef Zerka after his trio of strikes in the Jaguars' 6-1 win over Warriors earlier this season, but Benahmed showed he is also capable of getting amongst the goals on Wednesday.
He opened the scoring with a simple finish five minutes after the half-hour mark after Latiff's cross had been hooked by Zerka into his path, before doubling his and his side's tally in the 52nd minute with a clinical half-volley, after he had been played through by Asraf's visionary pass.
And in the 74th minute, the hat-trick was complete when he broke free inside the area and sent a delightful chip over Zulfairuuz Rudy and into the back of the net.
Images courtesy of Warriors FC (Darren Ho), Geylang International FC (Darren Ho), Balestier Khalsa FC (Andrew Lim) and Tanjong Pagar United FC