Xtra Time Net Desk: Regardless of trailing twice in a high-pressure conflict, league leaders ATK Mohun Bagan fought their manner out as they performed out an exciting 2-2 draw towards 10-man Hyderabad within the Indian Tremendous League on the Tilak Maidan Stadium, right here on Monday.
Aridane Santana (8’) put Hyderabad up forward earlier than Manvir Singh (57’) restored parity for ATKMB. The Nizams as soon as once more took the lead by means of substitute Roland Aalberg (75’) earlier than Pritam Kotal (90+2’) discovered the online late on to assist Bagan snatch a vital level.
The end result successfully implies that Bagan must look forward to both Mumbai Metropolis FC to drop factors of their subsequent sport or deny the Islanders a win of their final sport to safe the League Winners Defend. A win right here would have handed Bagan the title.
Hyderabad made a disastrous begin to the sport as Chinglensana Singh was despatched off as early because the fifth minute.
Intercepting a clearance from Odei Onaindia, David Williams raced in the direction of purpose with solely the keeper to beat earlier than being introduced down by Chinglensana exterior the field. The middle-back was instantly handed his marching orders.
But it surely was Hyderabad who broke the impasse. Santana pounced on a unfastened again move from Kotal and fired a first-time shot. Subhasish Bose did not clear the ball over the road and the ball snuck into purpose after hitting the far publish.
With a numerical benefit, the Mariners ultimately grew into the sport however HFC‘s defence stood tall. Keeper Laxmikant Kattimani hardly broke a sweat as Bagan did not register a single shot on track within the opening half.
Bagan have been the kings of the second half — scoring probably the most objectives throughout this session — and so they proved that once more.
Williams received the ball and located Manvir, who unleashed a robust strike which Kattimani had no reply to.
However HFC took the lead once more. Santana, the goalscorer, turned creator as he flicked the ball from a throw-in in the direction of Alberg, who slotted his effort into the underside nook.
As ATKMB pushed on for an equaliser, Kotal who was responsible of conceding the opener, managed to redeem himself. Jayesh Rane’s cross was saved by Kattimani, however the ball hit the Bagan captain and went in.