ISL: Manvir Singh helps FC Goa return to winning ways - as it happened

It proved to be an inspired substitution from Sergio Lobera with Manvir Singh scoring the winning goal for FC Goa against Hyderabad FC.

Phil Brown (in picture) seeks a turnaround for Hyderabad FC having seen it lose four of its six fixtures so far.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

FC Goa returned to winning ways with a 1-0 win against Hyderabad FC with Manvir Singh scoring the winner.

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Full-time: Hyderabad FC 0-1 FC Goa. Manvir Singh's 68th-minute goal is enough for FC Goa to return to winning ways.

90+3' SAVED! Giles Barnes has a shot from outside the box but it dribbles into the palm of Mohammad Nawaz.

90+2' Mohammad Nawaz has an easy collection in his own box as Hyderabad pushes for the equaliser. It's a long ball played in that fails to find a player in the Hyderabad shirt.

We are into five minutes of stoppage time.

86' End-to-end stuff as we approach full-time! Firstly, Hyderabad FC fails to convert from a free-kick and the ball breaks for Edu Bedia in the defensive half and he runs 40-50 yards with the ball before playing in Mandar Rao Desai on the left flank. Asish Rai shows great positional sense and wins the ball in his own box.

80' SAVED! Manvir Singh forces a save from Kamajit Singh, who has to get low to keep out the drilled effort from Manvir from the left-hand edge of the box. Manvir works a bit of space for himself and strikes it sweetly, but Kamaljit is up to the task.

76' CHANCE! Adil Khan stoops and connects with Marcelinho's free-kick at the back post, can't direct it on target, though, and it's a big chance that goes missing for the home team.

76' SAVED! Mohammad Nawaz pulls off a spectacular serve to deny Marcelinho's swerving free-kick.  Quality piece of play from both players and Nawaz holds onto his clean sheet.

74' YELLOW CARD! Mohammad Nawaz doesn't restart play after the ball went out for a goal-kick. He gulps in some water and is booked for time wasting.

68' GOAL! Manvir Singh heads in the corner and FC Goa's ahead! Adil Khan doesn't jump and misses the corner swung in; Manvir is right behind him, his header bounces off the turf and goes into the back of the net.

64' CHANCE! Marcelinho with a good free-kick finding Bobo in the box. He couldn't get over the ball and his header is wide.

Substitution for FC Goa: Manvir Singh replaces Sieminlen Doungel

Substitution for Hyderabad: Robin Singh replaces Laldanmawia Ralte

57' CHANCE! Perhaps the best chance of the match. Brandon Fernandes picks out Hugo Boumous with a pass behind the Hyderabad defence. Boumous is one-on-one with Kamaljit Singh, but he has a bit of an indecision and the chance's gone.

54' CHANCE! Sieminlen Doungel can't keep his header on target from a Brandon Fernandes corner that, in fairness, was too deep to Doungel to direct his header on target from an angle.

49' YELLOW CARD! Seriton Fernandes is shown a yellow card for dissent after the referee blew a whistle for a foul on Mohammed Yasir and Fernandes reacted in frustration.

SECOND HALF: We are back underway after an eventful albeit goalless first period. Will either side find the back of the net?

Half-time: Hyderabad manages to see out the nervy moments with FC Goa earning two corners in stoppage time, and it remains goalless at the midway point.

45' OHHH! Matthew Kilgallon blocks Mandar Rao Desai's low cross to deny Sieminlen Doungel from having a shot.

41' YELLOW CARD FOR KAMALJIT SINGH! The Hyderabad FC goalkeeper delays taking the free-kick for a foul on Adil Khan and is shown a yellow card.

40' Injury scare for Hyderabad FC and Adil Khan, who briefly is off the field of play. Receives some treatment and is able to continue.

38' SAVED! Hugo Boumous has a run on goal from the halfway line (!), Hyderabad FC defence doesn't close him down and he shifts the ball before having a shot on goal. It's right down the middle and Kamaljit Singh has another easy save.

33' Edu Bedia flicks on a header onto the path of Sieminlen Doungel making a run into the channel. The ball drifts just wide and denies Doungel the chance to run at goal and have a shot.

27' SAVED! Mohammad Nawaz with a fingertip save to deny Marcelinho's powerful effort from a tight angle. It was Nawaz's mistake that led to Hyderabad creating the chance through Mohammad Yasir playing it to the feet of Bobo, who slipped in Marcelinho behind the defence. He takes a touch and hits it sweetly with his left. It was on target and Nawaz had to be quick to tip it around the far post.

22' SAVED! Kamaljit Singh with a simple save from Edu Bedia's long-range effort. Bedia tried to whip it with his right instep into the far corner, doesn't get the contact and the power he wanted and it's down the throat of the Hyderabad FC goalkeeper.

21' DANGEROUS! Brandon Fernandes with a high boot trying to control an aerial ball with his right foot and it's deemed dangerous as Rafael Lopez tries to get his head to it.

19' OHHH! Mandar Rao Desai whips in a teasing cross, trying to find Sieminlel Doungel at the back post. It gets to him but bounces just before him and goes for a goal kick off his body. Another sign that FC Goa's starting to dictate the tempo of the match.

16' Hyderabad FC's looking to get on the ball and deny FC Goa from getting into rhythm. It gets to the attacking half and then they can't find Giles Barnes and Bobo trying to make runs behind the defence.

11' CLOSE! Ahmed Jahouh drills one from 25 yards out and it flashes just wide of Kamaljit Singh's near post. FC Goa is starting to exert control over proceedings with Edu Bedia, Hugo Boumous and Jahouh starting to see more of the ball.

10' CHANCE! Edu Bedia wins a free-kick in the attacking half. Ahmed Jahouh plays it in, almost finding Carlos Pena but it's fractionally long and the central defender can't get his foot to it.

7' Hyderabad FC's forced into an early substitution with Marko Stankovic going off with an injury and Giles Barnes has come on to replace him.

3' OHHHH! Rafael Lopez misses an absolutely easy chance from a Marcelinho corner and FC Goa's let off the hook. He has a free header from about four yards out, and he's glanced it off his forehead and it dribbles over the byeline.

2' OFFSIDE! Siemlinen Doungel looks to play on the shoulder and nearly times his run to perfection. He's fractionally offside as

Kick-off: We are underway. Hyderabad FC playing from right to left in front of a vociferous home crowd.

The players have made their way out to onto the pitch and we are ready for the Indian national anthem.  The national anthem's done, the players shake hands and we are minutes away from kick-off. Remember, both teams are winless in their last two fixtures, and a victory is, perhaps, especially important for the home team.

FC Goa is close to full-strength for tonight's fixture with the suspended duo of Hugo Boumous and Ahmed Jahouh returning to the starting line-up, while Sieminlen Doungel is also back. Forward Ferran Corominas remains out with an injury.

For Hyderabad, central defender Adil Khan returns in place of Gurtej Singh.

Starting line-ups

FC Goa starting 11: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Chinglensana Singh, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Brandon Fernandes, Seiminlen Doungel, Ahmed Jahouh, Hugo Boumous, Edu Bedia, Mandar Rao Dessai (C), Lenny Rodrigues (Substitutes: Naveen Kumar (GK), Saviour Gama, Mohamed Ali, Amey Ranawade, Jackichand Singh, Princeton Rebello, Manvir Singh)

Hyderabad FC starting 11: Kamaljit Singh (GK & capt.), Rafael Lopez Gomez, Matthew Kilgallon, Mohammed Yasir, Asish Rai, Adil Khan, Marko Stankovic, Laldanmawia Ralte, Nikhil Poojary, Bobo, Marcelo Pereira (Substitutes: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Gani Ahmed Nigam, Rohit Kumar, Shankar Sampingraj, Abhishek Halder, Giles Barnes, Robin Singh)

The travelling FC Goa fans have arrived at the Gachibowli Stadium and are enjoying themselves with about an hour before kick-off!

 

Preview

Bottom-placed Hyderabad FC hosts FC Goa with both teams looking to resurrect their seasons, having had a week's break in between. Goa comes into the match having failed to win its last two fixtures, while Hyderabad has won only one of its six fixtures so far.

At his pre-match press conference, Hyderabad manager Phil Brown said: “The game with FC Goa is a challenge but we have the right players in the right position and we are confident that we will play a good game."

Reflecting on the season so far, FC Goa manager Sergio Lobera said: “This is the most difficult season in the last three years. The other teams have signed big players. All the teams are very competitive. We are better but the situation now is very competitive.”