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Hyderabad FC beat Odhisa 1-0 in ISL

Bambolim/Vasco (Goa), Nov 23 (IANS/Agencies) | Publish Date: 11/23/2020 11:49:22 AM IST

Aridane Santana’s successful penalty gave Hyderabad FC a 1-0 win over Odisha in their opening match of the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Monday.

Santana scored in the 35th minute after which Hyderabad managed to keep out Odisha for the length of the match.
This is the first time ever that Hyderabad have managed to keep a clean sheet since making their debut in the ISL last season. 
Hyderabad were all over Odisha’s territory in the opening minutes of the game, forcing their opponents to play deep. They won a series of corners in the first 10 minutes and nearly capitalised for a goal. 
Their persistence paid off after the half hour mark when Odisha captain Steven Taylor handled the ball inside the box in an attempt to block Halicharan Narzary’s shot. Santana kept his composure and slotted home in the 35th minute.
It was only in the 40th minute of the match that Hyderabad goalkeeper Subrata Paul made his first save, thwarting Odisha striker Manuel Onwu. Hyderabad had chances to extend their lead but the outstanding Arshdeep Singh made a couple of good saves just before the half time whistle blew.
Minutes after the restart, Odisha had their best opportunity to restore parity. But Nandhakumar Sekar’s poor first touch allowed Mishra to make a crucial goal-saving tackle.
Hyderabad almost doubled the lead from a set-piece but Joao Victor’s goal was rightly ruled offside. Liston Colaco, who constantly troubled the Odisha defence, almost produced a moment of magic in the 67th minute, when he dribbled from the half-way mark into the box, but was unable to find the finish. In the end, though, the misses did not matter, as Hyderabad held on for the win.
They next take on Bengaluru on November 28 while Odisha face Jamshedpur the next day.
Coyle starts life at Jamshedpur Vs former side Chennaiyin 
Owen Coyle starts life as the head coach of Jamshedpur FC with a game against his former side Chennaiyin in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco, Goa, on Tuesday.
The two sides have met six times in the league with Chennaiyin winning twice, Jamshedpur coming out on top once and the rest ending in draws.
Jamshedpur will be captained by Peter Hartley and the English defender will have the likes of Stephen Eze and Narender Gahlot to partner him in the centre-back positions. Joyner Lourenco is another player that can be expected to feature in their backline from time to time while Laldinliana Renthlei and Ricky Lallawmawma will probably make the fullback slots their own.
They also boast a strong midfield with Aitor Monroy and Amarjit Singh slated to play integral roles at the centre. Alexander Lima, who has played under Coyle earlier and Mohammad Mobashir, who was amongst the goals in pre-season, will have big responsibilities to carry out for the team as well.
New signing Jackichand Singh will also be hoping to hit the ground running while their frontmen Valskis and David Grande will eye opening their account for the campaign in their season opener.

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