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I-League: Chennai City beat Indian Arrows to regain top spot

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

FC regained pole position riding on two second half goals to beat Indian Arrows in their 15th round encounter here Friday.

Chennai drew first blood in the 71st minute through Spanish Sandro's free-kick and concluded their game with another goal from substitute Vijay N during the stoppage time.

With this win, FC (33 points) have now leapfrogged Real (32) to the top of the 11-team table.

Chennai, as expected, started the game on an attacking note, in their effort to bag full points.

After a barren first half, kick-started their second half, attacking at regular intervals but were unable to find the back of the net.

Credit for a valiant Arrows show should also go to their Samik Mitra, who stood tall under bar, denying Chennai City FC, any opportunity to capitalise on errors.

As the game entered the final quarter, Chennai City visibly grew frustrated with their inability to break into the Arrows defensive line.

Their efforts finally paid dividends when a risky tackle in the 71st minute from Indian Arrows from the edge of the box, led to a yellow card for Suresh Singh, gifting the visitors a free kick from a dangerous spot.

Chennai's Spanish broke the deadlock with perfectly taken free-kick. The tally was rounded off by Vijay, who found the back of the net with a rebound in the 91st minute of the match.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 17:55 IST
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