ISL 2020-21: Roy Krishna's strike allows ATK Mohun Bagan to seal playoffs spot
This was ATK Mohun Bagan's 11th win of the 2020-21 Indian Super League, as with three draws and losses each, it has risen to the top spot. Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC suffered its seventh loss of the season, while with five wins and six draws, it stays in the sixth place.
ATK Mohun Bagan came up with a spirited performance to tame Jamshedpur FC 1-0 in the Indian Super League 2020-21, at the Fatorda Stadium in Bengaluru, on Sunday. ATKMB has risen to the top spot with this win, besides sealing its place in the playoffs, while Jamshedpur remains at sixth.
The opening half saw a slow start from either side, with only four attempts being made, while three of them came from ATKMB, along with a save from Jamshedpur goalkeeper, Rehenesh TP. As both the sides failed to find the back of the net, it was all goalless at half-time.
The second half saw six attacks until the 79th minute, including a save each from both the keepers. Nonetheless, five minutes later, Roy Krishna handed ATKMB the lead, with his left foot to the bottom right from the centre, thanks to David Williams' assistance.
Jamshedpur came up with a couple of attacks in the closing stages. However, it was to no avail, as ATKMB sealed the three points and its playoffs berth at the referee's full-time whistle.
As for the next game, ATKMB would be involved in the all-important derby against arch-rival and ninth-placed SC East Bengal, on Friday. Meanwhile, Jamshedpur takes on second-placed Mumbai City FC on Saturday.