Chennaiyin FC’s hopes of regaining momentum in the 2020-21 season of the Indian Super League (ISL) suffered a major blow as they lost 0-1 to ATK Mohun Bagan on Thursday.
Chennaiyin FC registered only one shot on target in the game and had less ball possession. The Marina Machans have been guilty of missing gilt-edged chances in the past, but against ATK Mohun Bagan, they failed to create any.
The match looked to be heading to a draw, but with minutes left, ATKMB took the lead from a set-piece. Hernandez crossed in a perfect inswinging corner and Williams headed in to spark dramatic celebrations in the ATKMB camp.
Chennaiyin nearly scored the equaliser when Eli Sabia dinked in a long ball inside the box for Sipovic, who managed to beat Arindam with his goal-bound header. However, Tiri acrobatically cleared the ball before it entered the goal.
The Mariners registered a hard-fought and crucial 1-0 win which helped ATKMB move to 24 points, just two points behind leaders Mumbai City FC.