It is finally overrr!!!!
ATK tasted their first victory of ISL 4 as they defeated Mumbai City FC 1-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena.
Here are the talking points from the match
1.First taste of victory
This victory happens to ATKs First victory of ISL season.This couldn’t have come at a much better time for Teddy’s men as they were struggling at the bottom of the table before the match.This victory takes them to the eighth place which shows to be a good improvement.And also as ATK return home with 3 points from two away matches .the first one being a 3-2 loss to Chennaiyin FC.
Zequinha has been the man for ATK in this gloomy season.He proved himself again today with a great man-of-the-match performance.He made valiant efforts moving forward carrying the ATK attack forward.His moment of brilliance came in the 54’minute when his cross took a minute of nick from Robin Singh into the Goal.
3.Finding the right equation
Though ATK were struggling with injury concerns they just seem to have found the perfect starting 11.With as many as five changes which saw Jordi Montel, Keegan Pereira, Bipin Singh, Hitesh Sharma and Njazi Kuqi replaced by Anwar Ali, Ashutosh Mehta, Ryan Taylor, Robin Singh and Robbie Keane respectively.The game also saw Jayesh Rana getting his first match in the dying minutes.This has brought us back to the winning ways.Though there are certain areas of concern we can rectify them in the upcoming matches.
4.Debjit-You shall not pass
ATK defense all together did a decent job in blocking the shots but failed to make some vital clearances putting the team under pressure.Debjit was at times called into action and he performed exceptionally well as he effected 4 saves in total and returned with a an away clean sheet.He made some heroic efforts at the dying moments keeping the Mumbai city attack at bay.This means a lot to him and the team as this comes after some crappy errors which cost us the last game.
5.Ryan Taylor -You Beauty
Ryan Taylor seems to be just the player ATK wanted.He was the go-to man at the time of spot kicks. He sent some good balls into the box and creating chances.From which Thorpe almost scored a goal.He operated well in the midfield often initiating the key passes to the players to force an attack.Hope we see some great performances from him in the future.
ATK are back on track with this victory with two home games against Delhi Dynamos and Bengaluru FC up next
With all three points up for grab in the coming matches hope we turn out victorious
NEXT MATCH vs Delhi Dynamos (Home) 23 DEC Saturday