Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali rattled South Africa’s lower order in Rawalpindi as the visitors got bundled out for 201 in the second innings. With this, the home team received a handy 71-run lead in the first innings.
ATKMB began the second half with more intent, desperate to grab the lead again. And it was Manvir again who helped them do that after combining well with Krishna.
ATKMB continued to attack after the opener but lacked the cutting edge in the final third. They fashioned another great chance to double their tally in the 40th minute but keeper Arshdeep Singh came to Odisha’s rescue.
Cole Alexander’s equaliser for Odisha (45+1′) was sandwiched between two goals from Manvir Singh (11′, 54′) before a quick-fire brace from Roy Krishna (83′, 86′) led Bagan to their ninth win of the season.
A comfortable win for @atkmohunbaganfc 🟢#HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/IYoWI9ropd— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) February 6, 2021
ATK Mohun Bagan dished out a ruthless performance and closed down the gap on leaders Mumbai City FC, with a thumping 4-1 victory over Odisha FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Saturday. The result meant the Mariners closed the gap with Mumbai to three points. Odisha's top-four chances are all but over.
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ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) has often been criticised for not living up to its potential in front of goal and for being content with 1-0 wins. However, none of the flak the Mariners have been subjected to mattered on Saturday as they coasted to a thumping 4-1 win over Odisha FC in the Indian Super League clash at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.
Goals from Roy Krishna (49’) and Manvir Singh (85’) ensured the Mariners continued their unbeaten run in the Hero ISL.
Bagan showed intent early on and opened the scoring with their first shot on target. Manvir, receiving the ball on the right flank from Krishna, cut inside on his weaker foot before curling his shot at the far post, which snuck in after kissing the woodwork. ATKMB continued to attack after the opener, but lacked the cutting edge in the final third. They fashioned another great chance to double their tally in the 40th minute, but keeper Arshdeep Singh came to Odisha’s rescue.
Paul Ramfangzauva tried his luck from distance but his long-range effort came off the upright. Pritam Kotal cleared it away but gifted the ball to Alexander, who placed his shot towards the far corner, leaving ATKMB keeper Arindam Bhattacharja with no chance.
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Despite SCEB taking the game to their opponents, it was the Mariners who came close to taking the lead in the 36th minute.
ATK Mohun Bagan got back to winning ways as they defeated Odisha FC at the GMC Stadium on February 6, 2021 (Saturday). Manvir Singh scored on either side of Cole Alexander’s strike for Odisha as the Kolkata outfit closed the gap on toppers Mumbai City FC to three points. Roy Krishna also bagged a brace scoring twice in the final minutes of the game.
Cole Alexander's equaliser for Odisha (45+1') was sandwiched between two goals from Manvir Singh (11', 54') before a quick-fire brace from Roy Krishna (83', 86') led Bagan to their ninth win of the season.
Krishna held up the ball across the fringe of the field and laid a cross for Marcelinho, who noticed his first-time shot blocked by Arshdeep out for a nook.
ATKMB started the second half with extra intent, determined to seize the lead once more. And it was Manvir once more who helped them try this after combining effectively with Krishna.
ATKMB continued to assault after the opener however lacked the leading edge within the remaining third. They long-established one other nice likelihood to double their tally within the fortieth minute however keeper Arshdeep Singh got here to Odisha’s rescue.