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  • 19 February 2014
  • • 14:30
  • • Kalyani Stadium, Kalyani

Live Commentary

  • Full Time: United Sports Club 1-1 Mumbai FC. This was Atanu Mitra bringing you the live action for the last 90 minutes. Until next time, goodbye!
  • 90' + 1'
    Goal Nicholas Rodrigues
    GOAALL! Nicholas Rodrigues sends the ball home from the free-kick directly and Sangram had little to do. That shot hit the lower side of the net and restores parity.
  • 90' + 1'
    DANGEROUS! Yakubu has been brought down just in front of the United box and they now have a free-kick. Can they open their account now?
  • 89'
    Another substitution from Subrata who looks to seal the game with the slender lead. Mumbai have a few minutes to reply.
  • 88'
    SubstitutionWaheed Owolabi Adekunle Jayanta Sen
  • 87'
    SAVE! SANGRAM AGAIN! The shot-stopper narrows down the angle brilliantly to force Rafi take a shot at him, after the Mumbai FC player was supplied the ball by Yakubu. Top class save from the keeper again.
  • 85'
    Yakubu tries to show some trickery on the ball and goes past Deepak, but his long touch lets him down and the ball goes out for a goalkick.
  • 85'
    Yakubu tries to show some trickery on the ball and goes past Deepak, but his long touch lets him down and the ball goes out for a goalkick.
  • 83'
    Eric Brown has been the best player on pitch but Bello has been brilliant as well dealing with the torrent of Mumbai FC long balls.
  • 81'
    SubstitutionAhmad Hatifie Climax Lawrence
  • 80'
    SubstitutionB. Singh Jr Biswajit Biswas
  • 80'
    Young lad Biswajit Biswas comes in for Baldeep Singh now. Climax Lawrence is also warming up on the sidelines. Who will he be replacing?
  • 78'
    WHAT A SAVE BY SANGRAM! Abi Sukore had nodded the ball home from a cross but the hosts' custodian pulls off a top-class save to deny the former Shillong Lajong man a goal in his debut for Mumbai FC.
  • 76'
    Yellow Card Eric Brown
  • 75'
    Eric Brown has handled the ball from a free-kick and he has been booked straight away. Mumbai has a free-kick but nothing comes out of it.
  • 73'
    CHANCE! WASTED! BEST CHANCE OF THE MATCH! Sangram once again fails to read the flight of the ball from a Nicholas corner, and Rafi fails to tap it home from 4 yards distance. He had none to beat, but his shot goes above the target. That was another golden opportunity that came Mumbai's way.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionP. Pradeep Ashutosh Mehta
  • 70'
    A brilliant pass from Deepak Mondal on the right, but Baldeep fails to reach it.
  • 67'
    Eric Brown has been brought down and United have a free-kick from their own territory. Not much happening here in Kalyani.
  • 65'
    Asif pulls the trigger from distance here, but nothing comes out of it. He could have passed the ball to Eric or Souvik, who were in much better positions to shoot.
  • 63'
    Subarta going for extra caution here as he brings in Hasan Al Moustapha in place of Mohammed Rafique. Mumbai FC dealing in long balls now.
  • 62'
    SubstitutionMohammed Rafique Hasan Al Moustafa
  • 61'
    CHANCE! What a pass again by Waheed. After the corner was cleared, Rafique and Eric partnered well to play the ball to Waheed, who once again sends in a world-class through ball to set up Eric one-on-one with the keeper, but the Liberian was deemed offside.
  • 58'
    Souvik is back in his regular avatar after the break and is marshaling the midfield. Mumbai FC need a masterclass here to restore parity. They claim another corner here as Yakubu's diagonal cross is cut down by Bello.
  • 56'
    Mumbai FC have a corner here after a routine move down the right and Nicholas is taking it from the right and WHAT A CHANCE! Sangram misses it completely and Abi Sukore had the entire breadth of the net at his mercy. But his header goes wide of the target and saves the day for United.
  • 54'
    Souvik had set Baldeep with a pass that looked brillinat, but the former JCT man was marked heavily by three Mumbai FC defenders and loses the ball.
  • 52'
    Because of his ambition in going forward, Dhanachandra has often caught out of position. It happens once again as Bello has to deal with both Sukore and Yakubu, but the defender comes out as the winner as he clears the ball with ease.
  • 50'
    CHANCE! PRADEEP! The veteran fails to reach the spot after Rafi had sent a teasing pass to the Mumbai box.Sangram comes out of his line and collects it well.
  • 48'
    A bad delivery from Nicholas Rodrigues had paved the way for a Mumbai attack, but Baldeep fails to reach the long ball before Khelemba and the ball is cleared.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionJayesh Rane Ebi Sukore
  • 46'
    United had the ball for first few seconds after an early clearance by Bello, but a bad pass from Asif hinders the move from developing.
  • 46'
    Jayesh Rane makes way for Ebi Sukore. And the action resumes!
  • The players are coming out once again! This is Atanu Mitra, reporting live from the Kalyani Stadium as we hope for something exciting in the next 45 minutes. Reach me at @Atanu00 to engage in the discussion.
  • I am taking a 5 minute break here. Stay tuned to follow the second half action.
  • It's like a blast furnace here in the press box. A glassroom that has the air condition machine turned off. This is pure inhuman.
  • Half Time Scoreline: United Sports Club 1-0 Mumbai FC. Eric Brown's goal in the dying minutes of the first half hands Subrata Bhattacharya a life-line in his first test this season.
  • 45' + 1'
    CHANCE! Rafique once again skies an easy ball after receiving it on the edge of the box as his shot under pressure didn't throw any challenge to Kunal Sawant.
  • 43'
    Goal Eric Brown
    GOALL!! WHAT A GOAL! Waheed with probably the pass of the week as he rips the United defense with a sublime through ball and Eric latches on to the ball, dribbles past the keeper and calmly puts it home. A pass like this can make your day.
  • 42'
    Mumbai FC looking off colour here. United trying to capitalize on the break.
  • 39'
    An ambitious cross from  the right by Rafi, but Sangram was alert and gathers the ball coming on top of Yakubu.
  • 37'
    This has been a drab drab encounter so far. More police than spectators in the gallery and except for a few chances of United, the low attendance had nothing to be excited about.
  • 35'
    ERROR! Dhanchandra plays a horrible misspass to Yakubu on the middle and the Nigerian looked set to invade into the United box, but Souvik arrives in time to stretch his leg and save his team.
  • 33'
    Hatife is down here after suffering a knock in a clash with Souvik. The physio has come in to have a look.
  • 31'
    Alfred Jaryan does something creative for the first time as he dribbles past Asif and Dhanchandra on the right flank, but the ever dependable Bello Rasaq tacklesthe issue in time and the danger is parried away.
  • 29'
    GREAT PLAY BY THE HOSTS! Rafique managed to get rid of a couple of defenders and sends in a square pass to the middle, but Baldeep was too slow to reach it in time. The ball goes out for a goal-kick.
  • 27'
    Dhanchandra has been one of the stars of the show, as he now robs the ball of an onrushing Jayesh Rane and plays spoilsport in a developing Mumbai FC attack.
  • 25'
    Khalid Jamil's men have offered very little whe going forward. United in complete domination of the midfield.
  • 23'
    CHANCE !HOW DID HE MISS THAT! Rafique got rid of the offside trap brilliantly and Asif had played him a gem of a ball inside the Mumbai box. Though he had all the time in this world to shoot, he lobs it over the keeper off target at the eleventh hour after taking too much time and a chance goes down begging.
  • 21'
    Mumbai FC have a corner here, but even after Sangram's bad gathering at first, Anwar fails to make merry of it, as his shot goes miles above the target.
  • 19'
    Yellow Card Souvik Chakraborty
  • 19'
    Shouvik Chakrabarti becomes the first person to go into the referee's book after a rash challenge on Jayesh Rane.
  • 17'
    CHANCE! BRILLIANT FROM DHANACHANDRA! The left-back goes on a darting run down the middle linking up with Eric, but fails to control the final delivery on his way to the goal and the ball goes out for a goalkick. United putting up a great show of their potential here. Alfred Jaryan has been anonymous.
  • 16'
    Mumbai FC trying to bank on the creativity of Pradeep, but United looking very dangerous on the break.
  • 13'
    CHANCE! First clear-cut opportunity of the game as Eric Brown shows glimpses of his skill on the left edge of the box and sends in a great chipped ball for Waheed who was waiting inside the 6-yard box to nod it home. However, Rafique arrives from nowhere and pulls off a diving header that went above the target. Had he left it for Waheed, it would have been a golden chance.
  • 12'
    CHANCE! OFFSIDE! Baldeep was fed with a lobbed through ball by Eric in front of the goal, but the linesman raised his flag.
  • 10'
    Two back to back shots from Mumbai FC, but none of them were worth a description. Pradeep tries his shot from long range, but the shot was so bad that it eventually went out for a throw-in.
  • 9'
    It's like watching a football match on mute mode. No roar from the supporters, no excitement anywhere. In the meantime, Asif's long pass goes miles away from his teammates and goes out for a throw-in.
  • 7'
    Mohammed Rafi has gone down after a knock with Bello Rasaq and Eric sends the ball out. However, he is fit again and will be continuing.
  • 5'
    United trying to build from the deep defense. Once again Waheed plays a neat one-two with Deepak, but the delivery from the right flank was weak and was cleared easily by Khelemba.
  • 4'
    Nothing comes out of the corner as the ball goes out for a throw-in. Dhanachandra's long throw cleared easily by Anwar.
  • 2'
    United enjoying early share of possession here. They have a corner here in the second minute after good link-up between Waheed and Rafique.
  • 1'
    And here we go!
  • We are almost ready to go here! Waheed will have the first touch on the ball.
  • Just like yesterday's East Bengal - Churchill match, Marcus Pacheto, the Goalkeeper coach of Indian National team is present in the press box.
  • Just like yesterday's East Bengal - Churchill match, Marcus Pacheto, the Goalkeeper coach of Indian National team is present in the press box.
  • The players are coming out of the dressing room now.
  • The main attraction of the match for the local media will be Subrata Bhattacharya, who returns to I-League action as the technical director of the Purple Brigade today.
  • But wait, what have they done to the Kalyani turf? Too many rough patches on the ground and it's looking very bad from outside. Uneven bounce may well emerge as a problem.
  • Less than 50 spectators present at the venue, but then that's a common feature of the United Sports home matches.
  • Mumbai FC first XI: Kunal, Hatife, Peter Costa, Anwar, Khelemba, Rafi, Pradeep, Nicholas Rodrigues, Jayesh Rane, Yusif, Alfred Jaryan.
  • United first XI: Sangram, Bello, Anupam, Dhanachandra, Deepak, Souvik, Asif, Rafique, Eric, Baldeep, Waheed.
  • Khalid Jamil, on the other hand, has named 3 foreigners in his first XI. New recruit Alfred Jaryan has been included in the starting line-up with Yusif Yakubu and Ahmad Hatife. Ebi Sukore is on the bench.
  • This will be the first match for United after the departure of coach Eelco Schattorie and talisman Ranti Martins. C.K. Vineeth, another consistent performer of the outfit has also left for pastures anew. Can the Purple Brigade bounce back today after a 6-match winless streak?
  • Hello and welcome to Goal's live coverage of the I-League as United Sports Club is ready to lock horns with Mumbai FC in Kalyani today.