Football: Sarpreet Singh on bench, as Bayern Munich extend Bundesliga lead

Sarpreet Singh arrives at Allianz Arena.
Sarpreet Singh arrives at Allianz Arena. Photo credit: Getty

All Whites midfielder Sarpreet Singh was an unused substitute as Bayern Munich moved closer to a record-extending 30th league title with a 5-0 demolition of Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday (NZ time). 

The result left leaders Bayern, who are chasing an eighth successive league title, top of the standings on 67 points from 29 games, 10 ahead of closest rivals Borussia Dortmund who visit bottom team Paderborn on Monday. 

Robert Lewandowski snapped his goal drought versus 16th-placed Fortuna when he scored for the first time against them to give Bayern a 3-0 lead in the first half after a Mathias Joergensen own goal and Benjamin Pavard header opened the floodgates.

Lewandowski made it 4-0 shortly after the break with another predator’s finish before left back Alphonso Davies completed the rout in the 52nd minute after weaving past three defenders.

Singh, who has one appearance for the German football giants, last featured on the bench five months ago.

As a result of being called on to the bench, Singh didn't feature for the Bayern reserves, who returned to action with a 2-1 win over FC Ingolstadt in the German third division.