ISL 2020-21: Krishna, Manvir power ATK Mohun Bagan to Kolkata derby win over SC East Bengal

ISL 2020: ATK Mohun Bagan rode on Roy Krishna and Manvir Singh's goals to beat SC East Bengal 2-0 in the Kolkata derby in the Indian Super League on Friday.

Roy Krishna

ATK Mohun Bagan's Roy Krishna celebrates scoring against SC East Bengal in the Kolkata derby on Friday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

ATK-Mohun Bagan powered past traditional rival SC East Bengal 2-0 in the maiden Kolkata derby of the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan, Vasco, on Friday. Roy Krishna (49th minute) and Manvir Singh (85) found the target as Antonio Habas’ men registered their second successive victory of the season.

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East Bengal enjoyed a clear edge in terms of possession in the opening half, but it was Bagan which had the best chance to score. In the 36th minute, midfielder Javi Hernandez unleashed a powerful left-footer that was headed for goal, but East Bengal goalkeeper Debjit Majumder pulled off a fantastic save. Hernandez’s effort was easily the highlight of the first half.

Roy Krishna celebrates his goal for ATK Mohun Bagan against SC East Bengal.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

Though East Bengal had quite a few openings in the first half, it was let down by poor finishing. Balwant Singh and Congolese forward Jacques Maghoma failed to get it right in the final third despite all the hard work.

The difference in quality in the striking ability of the sides came to the fore immediately after the break as  ATKMB’s Roy Krishna pounced on the first opportunity that came his way.

Manvir Singh

Manvir Singh scored ATK Mohun Bagan's second goal against SC East Bengal in the Kolkata derby on Friday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

The goal was a result of a quick build-up which saw Jayesh Rane and Hernandez combining in the middle and releasing Krishna, who made no mistake

Manvir, a 63rd-minute replacement for an off-colour David Williams, sealed the contest with a fine solo. 

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