ISL 2020-21, Jan 4: ATK Mohun Bagan continued their fine run in the Hero Indian Super League table with a comfortable 2-0 victory over NorthEast United FC at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday. With this win, ATKMB reclaim the top spot ahead of Mumbai City FC.

A goal from Roy Krishna and an own goal from Suhair Vadakkepeedika in the second half helped ATK Mohun Bagan to victory.

ATK Mohun Bagan’s head coach Antonio Lopez Habas has expressed his satisfaction over his team’s performance in the Indian Super League (ISL) match.

Six yellow cards were handed out — a seven-minute double early in the second half settled things in favour of the Kolkata outfit. Fijian striker Roy Krishna scored his first goal from open play in nearly a month in the 51st minute. Soon, in the 58th minute, an own-goal from Benjamin Lambot increased ATKMB’s lead.

ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan defeat NorthEast United FC 2-0
Goal scored by Roy Krishna, ATK Mohan Bagan

We played a good match against NorthEast United FC. In the first half, the match was more balanced but in the second half we were more superior,” Habas said at the post-match press conference.

Sometimes it’s very difficult to play with the same intensity without the fans in the stadium. I think this is very important,” Habas said.

NorthEast United FC’s head coach Gerard Nus was concerned about his team’s winless run of five games now.

We are concerned because we want to win. We want to have a competitive season. We are building a team for the future with a lot of young players so it takes time to build up. Every training game is a chance for us to get better,” Nus said after the match.

Nus lauded his opponents but also took some positives from the result.

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