In the dying moment of the game a Roy Krishna header gets past Odisha goalie and kisses the net. And at that moment Krishna unknowingly becomes Mohun Bagan’s first foreign recruit to score in all three games for Mohun Bagan.
The goal actually answers lots of queries, but also poses certain questions. But , not today.
The league is at 15% right now, and Mohun Bagan is at the top of the table with a comfortable 9 points off 3 games.
Bagan faced some impediments due to referee Ajit Kumar Meetei’s refereeing. Prabir Das was clearly tripped inside the box, but Meetei, like each season, shown no interest in taking right decision. He booked Tiri at the 11th minute after a hard tackle, but then ignored hard tackles on Bagan players. Also, in 56th minute he disallowed a Bagan goal.
In the 23rd minute Krishna’s attempt got wasted. Before that game was mostly into middle third. Odisha got close to score a goal in the 36′ minute but Tratt header went off target.
In the 45′ minute Krishna header went above the cross piece.
in the 49′ Prabir was denied a cleae penalty. A foul was committed inside the box but Meetei gave a freekick on the edge of the box instead.
In 56′ a Bagan goal.was disallowed after Cole’s clearance found net. This was disallowed after Meetei felt Manvir had a handball.
Subs Inman and Glen replaced Manvir and Rane.
In 84th min Arindam saves an Odisha attempt.
Soon Sk Sahil replaced Javi.
In 95th min Baganearns a free kick near the centre circle. Tiri long shot found Sandesh who headed into the box. Krishna header found the ball kissing the net.
Mohun Bagan – Arindam, Sandesh, Tiri, Pritam, Subhasish, Rane ( Glen), McHugh, Javi (Sahil), Prabir, Krishna, Manvir (Inman)