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ATK Mohun Bagan avoid shock defeat against 10-man Hyderabad

The end result successfully implies that Bagan should await both Mumbai City FC to drop factors of their subsequent recreation or deny the Islanders a win of their final recreation to safe the League Winners Shield.

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PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 12:31 AM IST



Trailing twice in a high-pressure conflict, leaders ATK Mohun Bagan fought their means again and performed out an exhilarating 2-2 draw against 10-man Hyderabad within the Indian Super League 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 substitute Roland Aalberg (75′) earlier than Pritam Kotal (90 2′) discovered the online late to assist Bagan snatch a vital level.

The end result successfully implies that Bagan should await both Mumbai City FC to drop factors of their subsequent recreation or deny the Islanders a win of their final recreation to safe the League Winners Shield. 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 direction of aim with solely the keeper to beat earlier than being introduced down by Chinglensana outdoors the field. The center-back was instantly handed his marching orders.

But it 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 aim after hitting the far submit.

With a numerical benefit, the Mariners finally 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 essentially the most objectives throughout this session — they usually proved that once more.

Williams received the ball and located Manvir, who unleashed a strong strike which Kattimani had no answer to.

But HFC took the lead once more. Santana, the goalscorer, turned creator as he flicked the ball from a throw-in in 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.

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