ATK Mohun Bagan turned up as the higher crew on the night time strolling away with a convincing 3-1 victory over SC East Bengal, within the Indian Super League on the Fatorda Stadium on Friday. With this win, the Mariners end the season of the a centesimal 12 months of the legendary Kolkata derby with a double over their rivals. ATKMB have 5 wins in a row now and lead Mumbai City FC by 5 factors, on the high with the latter having a recreation in hand.
Roy Krishna (15′) opened the scoring for the Mariners, earlier than SCEB pulled one again by an personal objective from Tiri (41′). Krishna later arrange objectives for David Williams (72′) and Javier Hernandez (89′) to assist the Mariners safe the derby bragging rights, whereas strengthening their lead on the high.
ATKMB had been extra dominant within the opening half, creating extra probabilities.
Bagan made their intentions clear from the beginning, placing the SCEB protection underneath strain.
Their perseverance paid off because the Mariners had been first to attract blood. Tiri pumped a protracted ball upfront into the field for Krishna. The Fijian displayed nice management to lure the ball earlier than producing a neat end, extending his objective tally to 12 for the season.
Bagan customary one other nice probability within the twenty third minute, however SCEB goalkeeper Subrata Paul made a superb save. Williams threaded a by ball into the field for Marcelinho, whose effort was parried away by Paul.
SCEB did not register a single shot on the right track within the opening half. It appeared like Bagan would head into the break with their noses in entrance, however a defensive error helped SCEB restore parity.
Raju Gaikwad took a throw-in and directed it on the far put up, which was inadvertently diverted by Tiri into his personal internet.
SCEB’s struggles within the attacking third continued after the change of ends, as they failed to check Bagan keeper Arindam Bhattacharja. Bagan, in the meantime, did not benefit from the probabilities they created.
Bagan doubled their tally after the hour mark with Krishna turning creator this time. Krishna intercepted a poor cross from Daniel Fox earlier than laying a cross for Williams, who buried his first-time shot straight down the center.
Hernandez then put the outcome past SCEB’s attain with a late objective. Krishna’s lofted cross was headed in by the Spaniard to derail SCEB’s hopes of a comeback.
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