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ISL: Delhi beat Bengaluru to snap winless streak

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Dynamos finally broke their winless run with a 2-0 victory over FC in an (ISL) clash here on Sunday.

Lallianzuala Chhangte (72nd minute) and Guyon Fernandez (90+8) struck in the second half to earn only their second win of the ongoing season.

Chhangte was superb on the night while Fernandez helped seal the win for with a late penalty.

Sunday's win was, however, not enough to lift off the bottom of the table as they continue to sit at the 10th spot with a meagre seven points from 10 matches.

They have the same number of points as ninth-placed NorthEast United who are ahead due to a better goal difference.

remain second with 18 points from 10 matches. league leaders Chennaiyin FC by two points.

What was expected to be a mere formality for FC to pick up three points and return to the top of the table turned out to be Delhi's most prized victory in this edition.

A victory that keeps them alive in the league and gives them the confidence that they can put it across any of their rivals.

started the game on the front foot, putting the visitors under pressure right from the kick off.

But the first big chance of the game came Bengaluru's way. Dimas Delgado's defence splitting pass in the 18th minute found left back Harmanjot Khabra through on goal with just to beat.

But Khabra's shot was too close to Sharma who made the save by rushing off his line.

Dynamos could have opened the scoring 10 minutes later. Jeroen Lumu found Chhangte with a delicate through ball inside the box but Delhi's star dragged his shot just wide of the target.

In the second half, both sides continued to create chances but without an

Sharma was again called into action in the 50th minute, the doing well to keep out a deflected free-kick.

Chhangte was at the heart of everything created. on the hour mark, should have put the hosts in the lead after Chhnagte's square pass gave him a clear opportunity to hit the target.

But his shot didn't even force a save from the

It looked like were again going to be unlucky on a night where they outplayed their opponents for much of the game.

Chhangte, though, had other ideas. He finally broke the deadlock after some quick passing with Pritam Kotal gave him an opening to nudge the ball home.

had great chance to level things up late on. In the 87th minute, found himself unmarked in the box from a free-kick close to the corner flag. But his header went straight to Sharma who held on to the ball.

There was more drama at the end. In the dying minutes of added time, were awarded a penalty for a foul on Guyon Fernandez by Subhasish Bose, who was shown a direct red card.

Fernadez got up and converted the spot kick to give a famous victory.



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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 20:32 IST