ATK Mohun Bagan managed to get their profitable groove again within the ongoing Indian Tremendous League (ISL) as they edged FC Goa 1-Zero in a hard-fought contest on the Fatorda Stadium right here on Wednesday. Roy Krishna (85′) netted the winner from a spot-kick to make sure Antonio Habas’ facet climbed again to second spot on the ISL desk. The primary half belonged to the Mariners regardless of Goa having fun with the lion’s share of possession. They nullified the Gaurs’ attacking menace and managed the midfield as Juan Ferrando’s facet didn’t register a single shot on track.
Habas’ facet, however, regarded vigorous in assault and original a few good probabilities however failed to interrupt the impasse.
David Williams was introduced with an early likelihood to place ATKMB forward within the ninth minute. Krishna pounced on a miscued cross from Edu Bedia and performed it to Pronay Halder, who chipped the ball for Williams within the field. The Australian’s lob was safely collected by Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz, who rushed out of his line in time.
Whereas the hosts have been comfortable to sit down again and take up stress, Goa didn’t penetrate the opposition defence and could not take a look at ATKMB keeper Arindam Bhattacharja.
ATKMB as soon as once more got here near taking the lead simply earlier than halftime in what was the most effective likelihood of the sport. Nonetheless, they have been denied by the woodwork.
Receiving a protracted diagonal ball from the left, Williams lower inside by making house following a pleasant contact. The striker launched a pile driver that managed to beat Nawaz however not the upright.
Goa started the second-half with vigour and managed to create higher probabilities. They registered their first shot on track within the 56th minute. Alexander Jesuraj whipped a cross within the field for an unmarked Noguera, whose header was straight at Nawaz.
The Gaurs made two attacking substitutions after the hour mark, bringing on Brandon Fernandes and Jorge Ortiz Mendoza, whose arrivals supplied them with some much-needed impetus.
Goa had a declare for a penalty throughout the 79th minute however the referee didn’t deem it so. The tables turned simply minutes later as ATKMB received a penalty on the different finish and eventually took the lead via Krishna, who scored his fifth ISL purpose of the marketing campaign.
Krishna was introduced down within the field after an ill-timed sort out from substitute Aibanbha Dohling. The Fijian drilled his spot-kick onerous into the underside left-hand nook, leaving Nawaz with no likelihood.
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