The Hong Kong Premier League title race is now in Eastern’s hands after a late Southern goal saw leaders Kitchee held to a 1-1 draw at Hong Kong Stadium. Kitchee dominated the first half, creating a number of chances for strikers Nikola Komazec and Manu Gavilan but it was not until the 74th minute when they took the lead through Gavilan who fired in off the post from a Komazec cross. Within 10 minutes, Southern were level through Kota Kawase, who shocked the leaders by nodding in a Zesh Rehman cross, the player-manager justifying his selection. They kept knocking at the door but Kitchee could not find a second goal, with players from both sides falling to the turf after the final whistle. View this post on Instagram Gavvvvvvvvvvvvvvvi! @manugav33 __________________ Kitchee 1:0 @kc_southern_fc . 72’ A post shared by 傑志足球隊官方Instagram帳戶 (@kitcheeofficial) on Oct 4, 2020 at 1:35am PDT The result leaves Kitchee two points clear of Eastern but the second placed side have a game in hand. They face Happy Valley on Tuesday.. Third place R&F, who were leading until last week, will have to beat Lee Man on Monday and then Eastern in their final game. Whatever happens, the coronavirus-compacted Hong Kong Premier League – which has only six of the 10 teams that started the season finishing it – will go down to the final day next Sunday. View this post on Instagram _____________________________________________ Kitchee 1:1 @kc_southern_fc ｜FT 【菁英盃決賽特別版及冠軍紀念版球衣現正接受預訂】 https://www.kitcheeonlinestore.com/ #HKPL #wearekitchee #突破界限 #beyondthelimts A post shared by 傑志足球隊官方Instagram帳戶 (@kitcheeofficial) on Oct 4, 2020 at 2:00am PDT Eastern face third-place R&F, who Kitchee beat 3-2 in their previous game to go top of the league, while the leaders face Happy Valley on Tuesday. Victories in the next two games would see Eastern complete a treble having already won the Senior Shield and FA Cup.