Hyderabad FC underlined their credentials as one of many prime contenders this season with a superb come-from-behind efficiency to beat Odisha FC 3-2 within the Indian Tremendous League on the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Thursday.
Jerry Mawihmingthanga (forty fifth) gave Odisha the lead on the stroke of halftime however Hyderabad placed on a present within the second half with targets from Joel Chianese (51st), Joao Victor (seventieth) and Akash Mishra (73rd) within the area of 20 minutes.
Jonathas Cristian (84th) lowered the margin nevertheless it was too little too late as Odisha succumbed to a defeat and remained in seventh place.
Hyderabad consolidated their lead on the prime with 23 factors from 13 video games though Kerala Blasters, sitting second, have two video games in hand and are on 20 factors.
The sport acquired off to a cagey begin as each groups lacked the leading edge within the ultimate third. Joao Victor’s effort from distance went extensive for Hyderabad whereas top-scorer Bartholomew Ogbeche pressured Arshdeep Singh into a great save.
Joel Chianese additionally hit extensive from a Nikhil Poojary nook as Hyderabad tried laborious to unlock the Odisha defence. Victor Mongil appeared in strong contact for Odisha as he did nicely to dam Ogbeche because the match neared the half-hour mark.
Odisha weren’t doing sufficient to check Laxmikant Kattimani in Hyderabad objective earlier than Jerry scored towards the run of play, delivering a Nandhakumar Sekar low cross on the entrance submit previous Kattimani.
At half-time, Hyderabad have been behind regardless of creating extra probabilities and being the higher crew. Put up the breather, the Manolo Marquez-coached crew began on the entrance foot and it took them six minutes to attract degree as Chianese leapt excessive to nod in a Akash Mishra cross after the full-back bombed by the left flank to whip in a luxurious cross.
Odisha tried laborious to get again their lead as Jerry struck from distance after recognizing the keeper off his line however to no avail.
They have been in for extra distress as Hyderabad rode a superb strike from Joao Victor to go 2-1 up. Victor acquired a move from Asish Rai, turned and shot first time because the ball arrowed previous the keeper and bulged the online.
Three minutes later, Hyderabad threatened to take the sport away from Odisha. Yasir Mohammad swung in a beautiful ball from a free-kick contained in the field the place a lurking Mishra utilized a deft flick previous the keeper and into the again of the online.
Odisha weren’t able to throw within the towel simply but when Jonathas fired residence a robust shot previous Kattimani after he was fed by Redeem Tlang to throw the sport extensive open within the dying minutes.