ISL: Williams arms good X-Mas reward as ATK pip Bengaluru FC 1-0 | Soccer Information

KOLKATA: Two-time former champions ATK made their Christmas celebrations particular, pipping Bengaluru FC by a David Williams solitary strike to safe their first ever win over the defending champions within the Indian Super League on Wednesday.

On a day the Sunil Chhetri-led facet had higher ball possession, Williams scored the profitable aim with an explosive end within the 47th minute after being arrange by their captain Roy Krishna.

The Fijian’s move was so clear that Rahul Bheke did not clear it away and misplaced the possession to Jayesh Rane who slid it to the surging Williams. The Australian ahead made a few touches earlier than an explosive end on the far submit, giving a diving Gurpreet Singh Sandhu no probability.

This was ATK’s first ever win over Bengaluru FC from 5 makes an attempt and it couldn’t have come on a greater day because the Antonio Habas facet climbed to the highest of the desk, forward of FC Goa on aim distinction, each having 18 factors every.

There was little to distinguish between the 2 groups as Bengaluru FC had 58 per cent ball possession on the goal-less halftime.

Michael Soosairaj was distinctive for the house crew however the closing contact was lacking as they performed some easy passing video games and have been unfortunate to not go forward.

Bengaluru FC ahead line did not penetrate the opposition citadel in an exciting first 45 minutes.

The win additionally meant that ATK remained the one crew to be unbeaten at residence, whereas this was the primary loss away from residence for the Carles Cuadrat’s Bengaluru FC this season.

The Blues had the possibility to equalise on the hour mark when Harmanjot Khabra’s cross within the ATK field got here off the top of a purple shirt and fell kindly to Dimas Delgado.

However the Spanish midfielder, underneath no strain, fired agonisingly broad on the volley. Cuadrat quickly made his first change, introducing Ashique Kuruniyan for Bheke, as Bengaluru switched form, going with 4 on the again.

With the house facet persevering with to maintain issues tight on the again, Bengaluru made a second attacking change by bringing on striker Semboi Haokip for Augusto.

Udanta and Ashique attacked the flanks with Semboi the point of interest, however the Blues might do little in opposition to a resolute ATK defence that held fort to safe the total three factors.

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