The Kolkata outfit made the most of home advantage to seal the important win.

ATK Mohun Bagan reignited their dreams of winning the Indian Super League (ISL) league championship by defeating leaders Hyderabad FC 1-0 at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Saturday. A solitary goal from Hugo Boumous in the 11th minute was enough to see the Mariners jump up to 4th place and just three points behind the top of the table.

ATK Mohun Bagan (By Uttiyo Sarkar)

Vishal Kaith – 7.0

Kaith didn’t really have too much to do for ATK Mohun Bgan against Hyderabad, but was quick to react to danger whenever it arrived. He made a few solid stops and neutralized Hyderabad’s crossing threat with his smart clearances.

Asish Rai – 7.0

Rai didn’t really do much in the attacking front, but was quite solid defensively. He kept the visitors’ left-wing threat at bay by marking their wingers impressively. Rai made 4 clearances, 2 tackles and 2 interceptions to frustrate his former teammates.

Pritam Kotal – 7.5

Pritam held his nerve against Bart Ogbeche and co, putting in a commendable performance at the back. He helped maintain a solid backline and not give the visitors too much space to operate in, making 6 clearances and an interception.

Brendan Hamill – 7.5

The Australian centre-back was not unnerved by the prospect of facing Ogbeche and held a strong defensive line. His smart positioning, movement and marking helped Hamill come out on top, as he also made 8 clearances and 2 blocks in a sturdy defensive effort.

Subhasish Bose – 8.0

Bose was a real workhorse for his side on the left and had to put in extra work to keep the dangerous Mohamed Yasir quiet. He made 4 tackles, 7 clearances and 4 blocks in an admirable defensive showing – but missed a few scoring chances from corners too.

Carl McHugh – 7.0

Coming in for the injured Kauko, McHugh gave his backline an extra layer of protection. He hassled the Hyderabad players with his pressing and aggressive challenges, making 2 clearances and 2 interceptions and ensuring they never got total control over the game.

Deepak Tangri – 7.5

Tangri was a positive burst of energy in the ATK Mohun Bagan midfield against Hyderabad and worked hard to cover for his defenders as well. He was often in the thick of things in his half, making key challenges to avert danger. He made 3 interceptions and 6 blocks to frustrate the visitors.

Manvir Singh – 6.0

Manvir was a hard-working figure for ATK Mohun Bagan against Hyderabad in the first half, getting into some promising areas in the right-wing and contributing defensively. However, he picked up an injury due to a horrible tackle and was taken off before half-time.

Hugo Boumous – 8.0

With no Petratos, Boumous was tasked to play as the most advanced player for the Mariners. He seemed to revel in his free role, getting more involved in key attacking areas. He started and finished off the move for his goal, showcasing smart movement before the tap-in. The ATKMB forward was dangerous with his delivery, creating four chances and urged his side to keep pressing the visitors. Wins another game for ATKMB.

Liston Colaco – 6.5

The ATK Mohun Bagan attacker was the focal point of their attacks, playing in a central role. He often went in behind the backline and burst past players in counter-attacks. Liston played a clever pass to Boumous leading up to his goal, but fluffed a huge chance in the second half by hitting a shot at the keeper from a 1v1 situation.

Ashique Kuruniyan – 7.5

Ashique was a breath of fresh air for the Mariners in the left-wing role. He made life a living hell for Hyderabad FC’s defenders and tormented Reagan Sing with his amazing forward runs in the first half. Smartly found Bouous for his strike and was a constant thorn with his blistering pace and aggression on the left-wing. His final product, although, was still a bit wary at times.

Substitutes

Kiyan Nassiri – 6.0

Nassiri added more legs for his side in the second half and covered a lot of ground to provide defensively too. Got into some key areas in counter-attacks, but his final product was really weary.

Lalrinliana Hnamte – 6.0

The young midfielder brought more energy to his side in the final stages of the game, helping them wrap up the win.

Md. Fardin Ali Molla – N/A

Didn’t really do much in a late cameo.

Hyderabad FC (By Waseem Zaidi)

Gurmeet Singh (GK) – 7.0

Gurmeet Singh got the nod after Laxmikant Kattimani was confirmed to stay out for the whole season. The goalkeeper made some fabulous saves despite the defenders not giving him proper cover. In the end, the custodian had three saves and three clearances.

Reagan Singh – 5.5

Reagen Singh played the first half for HFC as he was replaced by the head coach at the break. The full-back had a difficult time on the night, failing to track back which led to the goal by ATKMB in the early stages of the game. Halicharan Narzary came on in his place after the break.

Chinglensana Singh – 6.0

The centre-back was one of the HFC players who received a booking on the night. He made five clearances on a night when the defender was very busy. He also had 71 touches on the ball and kept the ball ticking well.

Odei Onaindia – 5.5

Odei Onaindia had a lukewarm outing tonight, failing to lead his team to a clean sheet. He was one of the players who were out of their position for the goal that have ATKMB three points. He also picked up a yellow card for an altercation late in the game.

Nikhil Poojary – 6.5

Nikhil Poojary worked his socks off for the team before getting substituted in the late stages of the match. He had 54 touches on the ball and did well to keep up with the forward-thinking ATKMB wingers.

Akash Mishra – 7.0

Akash Mishra was impressive on the left flank. He created one scoring chance and made seven tackles in the match. He also took a shot which was blocked by the opposition defenders. ATK Mohun Bagan was quick to close down Mishra on the flank, not allowing him space to venture into. Mishra had 75 touches on the ball.

Joao Victor – 6.0

Joao Victor had to make way for Javier Siverio late in the second half to have more attackers looking for the equaliser. The Brazilian created one chance and had two successful tackles. He also made two blocks in a characteristic display.

Mohammad Yasir – 7.0

Mohammad Yasir was a bright spark for Hyderabad against ATK Mohun Bagan yet again. The winger is in a good form this season and growing in confidence. He took several attempts on goal and kept ATKMB players chasing after him thanks to his swift movement with the ball.

Hitesh Sharma – 6.0

Hitesh Sharma received a yellow card for a late tackle on Manvir Singh. The midfielder was quite busy while competing with Carl McHugh of ATKMB in the centre of the pitch. He played 62 minutes of the game and was taken off to avoid a second yellow.

Borja Herrera – 6.0

Borja Herrera played in an advanced position tonight, in the hole behind Bartholomew Ogbeche. The Spaniard created two chances for his team and delivered three crosses too. At the stroke of 62 minutes, Herrera had to make way for Joel Chianese.

Bartholomew Ogbeche – 5.5

Bartholomew Ogbeche was an isolated figure upfront for HFC. The Mariners were smart enough to mark him closely and deny the Nigerian any chance to influence the game. He took three shots but only got one of them on target.

Substitutions

Halicharan Narzary – 5.5

Halicharan Narzary came on at the halftime break to inspire his team in finding the equaliser. Apart from making two crosses that did not lead to any goals, the winger did not have a major impact on the game.

Joel Chianese – 6.0

Joel Chianese replaced Borja Herrera in the hopes of delivering more quality in the final third. The Australian did prove to be a threat in moments but could not help the team secure an equaliser. He created two chances for his team.

Sahil Tavora – 6.5

Sahil Tavora made another appearance from the bench, instilling more energy in the HFC midfield. He made two clearances and two successful tackles in a gritty performance.

Javier Siverio – 6.0

The Spaniard came on as a sub to help Ogbeche who was cutting an isolated figure upfront. He got a yellow card in the last moments after failing to get a penalty. He had one shot which was off-target.

Abdul Rabeeh – 5.5

The winger replaced Poojary in the latter stages of the game and delivered a few decent crosses in the box for his teammates from the right flank. He made 11 touches in three minutes.

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