By FOX Sports staff
Entering the clash third on the table and on a five-game winning run in all competition, the Protectors were expected to comfortably see off the struggling visitors.
However, they fell behind a minute after the half-hour mark through a Fazli Jaffar strike, before Mamadou Diallo added a second for Hougang in the 57th minute.
14 minutes from time, any hopes of a late Home revival were ended when Canadian forward Jerome Baker added a third for the Cheetahs to cap off an impressive display from them.
Over at the Toa Payoh Stadium, newly-crowned Starhub League Cup champions Balestier Khalsa, another one of the competition’s in-form teams, were dealt a first defeat in 11 league games as they lost 2-1 to Woodlands Wellington.
The Rams took the lead in the 22nd minute after Obadin Aikhena netted an own-goal, but South Korean midfielder Park Kang-jin looked to have earned the hosts a share of the spoils when he equalised in the 77th minute.
But nine minutes later, Chang Jo-yoon found the back of the net to hand Woodlands all three points, which was enough to see them overtake their opponents and Tanjong Pagar United into fourth place.
Thursday’s Great Eastern-YEO’s S.League Results
Balestier Khalsa 1-2 Woodlands Wellington
Home United 0-3 Hougang United
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