Indian Super League, Round 5
After an epic battle that ended 3-2, Hyderabad picked up another crucial win and climbed to 5th position in the table. We take you through a journey of numbers from that game
Liston Colaco put in a typical, pacy display to disturb SC East Bengal’s defence. He set up Aridane and Halicharan for a couple of tap-ins and made a real impact, coming off the bench.
Against East Bengal, Hyderabad saw just 47% possession of the ball, yet scored thrice and were the better side on the night, in terms of shots and chances created.
14 chances created
While only a goal separated the two sides on the night, Hyderabad created more than twice the number of chances created by Robbie Fowler’s side. While East Bengal created just six chances, we created a total of 14 and could have easily scored a couple of more goals.
Five games into the season, Hyderabad have dropped just two points from losing positions. A long season ahead but a decent start for the young, injury-hit side.
Our wingers and full-backs were busy all night against East Bengal, making 22 crosses in total on the night. Aridane, Odei Onaindia, Nikhil Poojary and Yasir could have all scored in that 3-2 win.
Despite an attacking and aggressive approach to the game, Hyderabad FC were in control of the game. There were heated moments in a hard-fought contest, that resulted in five of the visitors’ players booked, none of our players saw a single yellow card.
90% pass accuracy
A calm head at the back, Chinglensana has been an able partner to Odei at the back for HFC. He completed 90% of his passes against East Bengal and was once again at the top of his game.
Asish Rai registered a total of four successful interceptions in that game in Vasco, just one less than the whole East Bengal side. A real mature performance from the full-back.