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Another exciting double header comes to an end. Following the results today, ATK Mohun Bagan have climbed to the top of the table today, while NorthEast United have also replaced Hyderabad FC from the third spot. Tomorrow’s game between Mumbai City FC and Bengaluru FC will be a decisive one for the Islanders if they want to remain at the top. Meanwhile, Roy Krishna retains the number 1 spot in top goal scorers this season.
Hero of the game: Roy Krishna, whose goal has fired ATK Mohun Bagan to the top of the table.
FULL-TIME: Final whistle has been blown as the late drama comes to an end. It is ATK Mohun Bagan 1, Jamshedpur FC 0.
[90′] Can the Red Miners find their way back in the game?! Because 5 minutes have been added on for the stoppages in the second half.
[88′] SUBSTITUTION for Jamshedpur FC. Monroy OFF, Fitzgerald ON.
[87′] YELLOW CARD for Alexandre Lima. Jamshedpur midfielder is cautioned for a rough tackle.
[86′] GOOAALL!!! Roy Krishna strikes again! ATK Mohun Bagan have finally broken the deadlock. It is a beautiful half-volley by the Fiji striker who shoots it off just the first time on a through ball from David Williams. Mohun Bagan add another to their list of late goals as Jamshedpur concede their eighth after 75th minute this season. Assist – David Williams. ATK Mohun Bagan 1, Jamshedpur FC 0.
[85′] SUBSTITUTION for ATK Mohun Bagan. Marcelinho OFF, Prabir ON.
[82′] SUBSTITUTION for Jamshedpur FC. Doungel OFF, Mobashir ON.
[80′] WHAT A SAVE! Just when Jamshedpur thought they are ahead, Arindam masterclass rescues ATK Mohun Bagan. Move starts from left flank with Isaav finding space and firing a cross for Valskis. Striker rises above everyone and directs the cross right to the goal, but Mohun Bagan keeper is equal to the effort and keeps the Mariners in the game.
[77′] Drinks break. Still goalless at Fatorda Stadium as both the sides are yet to find a clear chance to get ahead.
[73′] DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION for ATK Mohun Bagan. Manvir and McHugh OFF, Javi and Halder ON.
[70′] Jamshepdur are dominating the possession now, but not able to make most out of it. Side is pushing forward, but without any conclusion as the Mariners’ defence is blocking them each time without much difficulties.
[63′] Rehenesh to the rescue! ATK Mohun Bagan break on counter-attack with Marcelinho bursting down the left-flank. The winger sends in low-cross for Roy Krishna who is making a run through the centre. The Fiji striker gets a touch, rounds off the defender and launches a shot, but straight at Rehenesh, who pushes it out in time to keep team safe.
[59′] DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION for Jamshedpur FC. William and Grande OFF, Valskis and Isaac ON.
[52′] YELLOW CARD for Carl McHugh. Mohun Bagan midfielder is the first player to go in referee’s books after his rough tackle brings down Monroy.
[50′] Jhingan goes down after a clash with Hartley in attempt to win aerial duel. Fortunately, it is nothing serious and the centre-back is walking along the touch line, waiting for referee’s signal to enter the field.
SECOND-HALF: Both the teams will resume with no changes. ATK Mohun Bagan kick-off the second half. They are in their traditional attire, playing from right to left.
It will be interesting to see how teams approach the game in the second half. None of the sides will want to end the game with a draw or loss, as the stakes are huge. Jamshedpur want to get into race for Top-4, while Mohun Bagan want to finish the game as table leaders. So, what waits for us at Fatorda Stadium in the second-half? Stay tuned to know more with our coverage.
HALF-TIME: Referee blows his whistle, as a goalless half comes to an end. It is ATK Mohun Bagan 0, Jamshedpur FC 0.
[45′] The Mariners try to implement a set-piece routine with their latest corner. Jhingan makes a late run and jumps high but fails to make contact with ball by a whisker. No shots on target from either side at half-time mark. 2 minutes added on.
[40′] Mohun Bagan clear it out once again! Jamshedpur win a free-kick on the left flank, but fail to make most of it. Aitor Monroy takes the free-kick and lifts it for Eze, but it is too far for defender as Arindam jumps in time to clear the ball.
[35′] PUNCH OUT by Arindam! Jamshedpur get close to breaking deadlock. Doungel receives the ball at right flank and beats his marker easily. The Indian then puts in a cross but Arindam comes off line to punch it out. Still all level at Fatorda Stadium.
[30′] Drinks break. It is all level till now. Both the sides have squandered their set-piece chances, and are yet to get a clear sight of the goal.
[20′] Both teams are still battling for possession, committing a lot of fouls in the process. Stats are showing both the teams having equal time on ball. Game is yet to witness that big chance from any end.
[15′] Things heating up at Fatorda Stadium as ATK Mohun Bagan are victim of another tackle. This time it’s Farukh Choudhary who brings Pritam Kotal down in attempt to win an aerial duel.
[10′] ATK Mohun Bagan win a free-kick after Tiri and Amrinder go down as Eze rushes to head a long ball from far out.
[6′] CORNER! Referee points for ATK Mohun Bagan corner after Krishna goes down in box after a push from Hartley and ball goes off the Jamshedpur skipper. Mohun Bagan striker appealed for penalty, but in vain. Corner also goes wasted as the Red Miners clear it without any difficulties.
KICK-OFF: Jamshedpur kick-off the proceedings at Fatorda Stadium. They are in White, playing from right to left.
Quite shocking to see Valskis being omitted out of the line-up again. Former Golden Boot winner may be gutted, but might also understand the reasoning Coyle may have behind the decision. Will Jamshedpur once again get the points without their star striker in the line-up?
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ATK Mohun Bagan Playing XI: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Carl McHugh, Lenny Rodrigues, Manvir Singh, David Williams, Marcelo Pereira, Roy Krishna.
Jamshedpur FC Playing XI: TP Rehenesh (GK), Ricky Lallawmawma, Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Aitor Monroy, Alexandre Lima, Seiminlen Doungel, William Lalnunfela, Farukh Choudhary, David Grande.