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ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

The win takes ATK to the fourth spot with seven points while Chennai languish in the ninth spot with just one point from their opening five games

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ATK vs Chennaiyin FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)
ATK vs Chennaiyin FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)

Full-time report: First half strikes by and were enough for to register their first home win at the Salt Lake Stadium in despite pulling one goal back.

got things going as early as in the third minute when as they benefited from a poor clearance by the goalkeeper that left through on goal and he slotted home his effort with great ease to make it 1-0.

The home team's second goal came nearly ten minutes later from a free kick when Lanzarote swung the ball at the far post and John Johnson headed it downwards and towards the opposite post.

weren't playing bad,as the scoreline would suggest. In fact, they were moving the ball around and patiently building the attack. Their efforts came to fruition in the 17th minute when pulled one goal back for them. Francis got the ball wide on the right and escaped his marker to float in a cross inside the box where headed it home to make it 2-1.

The rest of the half was an end-to-end affair although no other goal came. 

In the 29th minute, got another great chance when a great ball was played across the six yard box from the right side inside the box. Thatal received the ball at the far post but failed to put the finishing touch.

too had a fine chance in the 36th minute when, after an elaborate build-up, Orlandi passed the ball into the box with three Chennai players in good position to poke it home but neither Salom nor Thapa can got to the end of the delivery as the ball rolled right across the face of goal and out for a goal-kick.

The second half was a less intense affair with the teams building chances but lacking real teeth in the final third.

Chennai had a chance in the 56th minute when Salom robbed John Johnson inside the box and then put his shot across the face of the goal which narrowly missed the far post. The visitors had another great chance in the 79th minute when Nelson got a free header at the far post but Arindam did well to keep his effort away. Moments later, Issac volleyed back an effort from the right side of the box which Arindam punched away.

The home team too had a chance in the 84th minute when Jayesh Rane skillfully drifted from the byline to the goal line to inside the box, taking on multiple players in the process and squared it for who chipped from inside the box but his shot went a little higher than what he would have liked.

The win takes Stephen Coppell's to the fourth spot with seven points while Chennai continue their miserable start to the season and are languishing in the ninth spot with just one point from their five games.

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

It's all over and Chennai's wait for first win this season continues. This is also ATK's first home win and now they have seven points while Chennai haven't really got going this season. Thank you for joining us. It's been fun. Goodbye and wait for the full match report.

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 90 -- Four minutes of additional time

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 88 -- Salom does brilliantly to get inside the penalty area and takes out a defender with a drag back then drifts inwards and shoots with his left foot that's brilliantly blocked with another Chennai player in the toe

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 85 (SUBSTITUTION FOR ATK) -- Lanzarote makes way for Bikey

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 84 -- Jayesh Rane drifts from the byline to the goalline to inside the box, taking on multiple players in the process and squares it for Kalu Uche who chips from inside the box but his shot is a little too high for his liking

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 82 (YELLOW CARD) -- A yellow for Lanzarote

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 81 (SUBSTITUTION FOR CHENNAI) -- Jeje replaces Issac

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 79 -- Free header at the far post for Chennai's Nelson who heads the ball from a close range but Arindam does well to make the save. Moments later, Issac volleys back an effort from the right side of the box which Arindam punches away.

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 77 -- ATK get a corner kick. Lanzarote with an outswinging corner. It all comes to nothing

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 72 (SUBSTITUTION FOR ATK) -- Balwant is out, Hitesh Sharma is in

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

Minute 72 (YELLOW CARD) Arindam is booked for time-wasting.

First Published: Fri, October 26 2018. 18:19 IST

ISL 2018-19: ATK pile further misery on Chennaiyin FC with 2-1 win

The win takes ATK to the fourth spot with seven points while Chennai languish in the ninth spot with just one point from their opening five games

Full-time report: First half strikes by and were enough for to register their first home win at the Salt Lake Stadium in despite pulling one goal back.

got things going as early as in the third minute when as they benefited from a poor clearance by the goalkeeper that left through on goal and he slotted home his effort with great ease to make it 1-0.

The home team's second goal came nearly ten minutes later from a free kick when Lanzarote swung the ball at the far post and John Johnson headed it downwards and towards the opposite post.

weren't playing bad,as the scoreline would suggest. In fact, they were moving the ball around and patiently building the attack. Their efforts came to fruition in the 17th minute when pulled one goal back for them. Francis got the ball wide on the right and escaped his marker to float in a cross inside the box where headed it home to make it 2-1.

The rest of the half was an end-to-end affair although no other goal came. 

In the 29th minute, got another great chance when a great ball was played across the six yard box from the right side inside the box. Thatal received the ball at the far post but failed to put the finishing touch.

too had a fine chance in the 36th minute when, after an elaborate build-up, Orlandi passed the ball into the box with three Chennai players in good position to poke it home but neither Salom nor Thapa can got to the end of the delivery as the ball rolled right across the face of goal and out for a goal-kick.

The second half was a less intense affair with the teams building chances but lacking real teeth in the final third.

Chennai had a chance in the 56th minute when Salom robbed John Johnson inside the box and then put his shot across the face of the goal which narrowly missed the far post. The visitors had another great chance in the 79th minute when Nelson got a free header at the far post but Arindam did well to keep his effort away. Moments later, Issac volleyed back an effort from the right side of the box which Arindam punched away.

The home team too had a chance in the 84th minute when Jayesh Rane skillfully drifted from the byline to the goal line to inside the box, taking on multiple players in the process and squared it for who chipped from inside the box but his shot went a little higher than what he would have liked.

The win takes Stephen Coppell's to the fourth spot with seven points while Chennai continue their miserable start to the season and are languishing in the ninth spot with just one point from their five games.

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