10-man FC Pune City hold Dynamos to a goalless draw
Written by: Delhi Dynamos
The national capital outfit currently prevail at the fifth position in group A.
Delhi Dynamos played out their second goalless draw at home in succession as they were held by FC Pune City in their Group A match of the I-League Second Division at the Ambedkar Stadium.
Captain Amit Tudu returned to the starting line-up after serving a one-match suspension while Nonganba Singh was put into the playing XI in place of striker Seiminmang Manchong.
It was the visitors who had the better of the early exchanges as they dominated much of the possession but failed to test Sayan in the Delhi goal. Abhishek Halder had the best chance for Pune in the first half as he went clean through on goal, but Sayan made an incredible save to his right to deny him a one-on-one opportunity.
Pune forward Jakob then tried his luck from distance with five minutes left to first half, but the ball blazed over the crossbar.
Dynamos started the second half strongly and Krishan Kumar had two opportunities inside the opening minute, but the Pune goalkeeper was upto the task and denied the Dynamos midfielder on both occasions.
Desperate for a win, Head Coach Fran Perez sent on Manchong for the final fifteen minutes and the striker could have earned a penalty when he was brought down inside the box but the referee waved played on.
Pune though were reduced to 10-men with two minutes left on the clock when Sebastian was given his marching orders for a rash tackle on Jayananda Singh.
Despite the late pressure by Dynamos, Pune held its own in the defense and earned themselves a point.
Published: Mon Apr 23, 2018 06:32 PM IST