Krishna nets double as ATK floor Jamshedpur 3-0 in ISL
A brilliant brace from Roy Krishna (2', 75') helped ATK ease past an ineffective Jamshedpur FC 3-0 in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Monday.
Jamshedpur : A brilliant brace from Roy Krishna (2', 75') helped ATK ease past an ineffective Jamshedpur FC 3-0 in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Monday.
Edu Garcia (59') also added his name to the scoresheet as the visitors secured their ninth win of the season. ATK are now level on points (30) at the top of the table with Goa after 15 matches.
Jamshedpur have seen their play-off hopes virtually end and are now seventh with 16 points.
ATK came out all-guns-blazing and broke the deadlock just two minutes into the game. The visitors' high-voltage start was rewarded when an under-pressure Sandip Mandi chose to play a weak pass to Memo Moura.
Roy Krishna was alert to the situation and the Fijian striker intercepted, charged towards the goal and slotted past Subrata Paul with ease.
Paul was next in line to err while trying to play out from the back. The goalkeeper tried to take a touch and kick the ball after collecting a back-pass from Memo but hit straight to Krishna. This time though, the striker sent his effort straight back at the keeper.
It was one-way traffic in the first half as ATK continued to threaten Jamshedpur's goal. In the 26th minute, Edu outfoxed his marker and got into a one-on-one against Paul but the veteran custodian charged off his line and produced a crucial save.
After the half an hour mark, Paul's desire to build-up play from the back went awry again. His pass, which was easily cut off, landed at the feet of Krishna who squared it to Edu. The Spaniard shifted his feet and shot but was denied by Joyner Lourenco at the goal line.
Jamshedpur's fortunes went from bad to worse at the start of the second half when the referee ordered an early bath for Jitendra Singh.