Indian Player Ratings: Super sub Daniel Lalhlimpuia ensures Dynamos three points against Bengaluru
Written by: Shivam Tiwari
The young striker scored twice after coming on as a substitute.
Delhi Dynamos produced a vigilante display against league leaders Bengaluru FC on Sunday night, as The Lions beat them 3-2 in an outstanding fashion. Ulises Davila opened the scoring for the home side, after which Boithang Haokip restored parity for Bengaluru before the break.
A second half substitute, Sunil Chhetri gave Bengaluru the lead, but The Blues were denied the three points, thanks to a terrific display from Daniel Lalhlimpuia, who scored a brace to win it for the hosts.
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Below are the ratings of the Indian players from the game.
Rana Gharami - 5.5
Rana Gharami supported his teammate Nandhakumar on the right wing very well. Gharami was putting in crosses nicely, but while defending he was questioned many times and was found with no answers, as both the goals came from his side of the pitch.
Gharami was poor in terms of discipline as well, often tripping players down with poor challenges. He ended with four fouls and was booked once.
Narayan Das - 8.0
Narayan Das was excellent throughout the game at both ends. He ended the game with an assist and seven clearances - both of which are inspiring numbers. Das turned out to be arguably the best full-back of the game and probably the best player as well, thanks to his experience.
Vinit Rai - 7.0
Vinit Rai was very good at distributing the ball and switching the sides of play. The young Indian international midfielder also wasn't shy of trying his luck with long rangers.
Nandhakumar Sekar - 7.0
Nandhakumar didn't have the best of games, but he didn't disappoint his fans as well. His cross in the early moments paved the way to the opener for the home side. Nandhakumar ended the game with two shots, one of which was on target.
Lallianzuala Chhangte - 6..5
Chhangte's runs were impressive, but what's the use of those runs when he couldn't put one good ball into the box. He was the cynosure of the game, after his return from the much talked-about trail in Norway, but he was again guilty of doing the same things wrongly.
With better final balls, Chhangte can be a force to reckon with. He also has to be involved in the game much more.
Shubham Sarangi - 5.5
Shubham didn't have the best of games and was always left wanting. The youngster failed to have an impact, with his shots and runs dreary. He was rightfully replaced for the Hero of the Match, Lalhlimpuia.
Daniel Lalhlimpuia - 8.5
Daniel could have ended the game with three goals, had his shot got past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in the dying minutes of the game. He was the hero of the game against his former side, winning the three points by scoring a brace and celebrating none. Respect.
Romeo Fernandes - NA
Didn't play enough to get rated.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu - 2.0
It has to be Gurpreet's worst performance from a poor season. The Bengaluru custodian has come under the scanner time and again, but the game against Delhi saw him show his worst side of all.
With a bit of luck and a better performance by the Indian international, Bengaluru could have easily kept a clean-sheet. Gurpreet is one of the biggest reasons for Bengaluru conceding thrice.
Nishu Kumar - 6.5
Nishu was at blame, after allowing Nandhakumar to get ahead of him and cross the ball for what turned out to be a goal for the home side. Other than that, the full-back from Uttar Pradesh did well, especially while playing in the offensive half of the field. He ended the game with four crosses into the box.
Rahul Bheke - 6.0
Rahul Bheke had a difficult outing against the pace of young Delhi winger Chhangte. He was beaten a couple of times by the 21-year-old, allowing him to put in dangerous balls into the box. The full-back though, did well to help out his teammates in chaotic situations. The defender ended the game with two clearances and two crosses.
Harmanjot Khabra - 6.0
Harmanjot initiated the move that turned out to be the second goal for Bengaluru. The Blues' pivot stole the ball and turned the defence into an attack that saw the Indian captain score. The midfielder made four clearances and three interceptions in the game.
Udanta Singh - 6.5
Udanta could have scored a couple of times, had he not been 'slow'. The winger, known for his speed, was uncharacteristically slow at making decisions, especially in the box.
He was given the opportunity by his teammates to put Bengaluru ahead of the home side in the first time, but his shots were either blocked or were poor, failing to trouble the keeper.
Boithang Haokip - 7.0
Haokip scored the first goal of Bengaluru's two, thanks to some poor handling of the ball by the Delhi custodian. Haokip, though, was not involved much in the game and had only 16 passes in his 60 minutes of play.
Sunil Chhetri - 7.5
Chhetri was not just an improvement on paper after the 60th minute, but also on the pitch. The Indian captain did enough to better Haokip's numbers in just half the time. The Indian captain scored the second goal for Bengaluru, giving them the lead, though for a short period.
Kean Lewis - NA
Didn't get enough time to be rated.
Published: Mon Feb 18, 2019 02:54 PM IST