Indian Super League, Round 9

Hyderabad FC beat Chennaiyin FC 4-1 on Monday night to kick start their new year in fine fashion. We dig out numbers that demonstrate a night of clinical work that gave HFC their third win of the league season.

11 Shots on Target

On a night we had to score, we scored four. Hyderabad attempted a total of 16 shots with 11 of on target. Four of those were by Joel Chianese alone and all of them were destined for the goal, were it not for Vishal Kaith’s heroics.

5 Tackles

Hyderabad not only put four past Chennaiyin but also dominated the game in other areas. They won the midfield battle, thanks to Souvik Chakrabarti, who completed every tackle he made, registering five successful tackles in just the first half, before being replaced by Lluis Sastre at the break.

4 Interceptions

Continuing to reiterate our domination in the midfield, Mohammad Yasir made four interceptions, most of them in the final third. This was key to Hyderabad creating chances, stealing the ball high up the field.

13 Chances Created

Like in most other games this season, Hyderabad created plenty of chances against Chennaiyin, and this time, they managed to convert them as well. The hosts created seven chances on the night but HFC created a total of 13, as they opened up Chennai’s backline time and again and surely deserved the three points.

4 Fouls Suffered

One of the most exciting players on the field in the game, Yasir, was too hot to handle for Chennai at times on the night. He was fouled four times, more than any other player in the game and also registered an assist for Joao Victor’s goal in a complete performance from our No 10.

4 Goals

Manolo Marquez’s men came out of the blocks in the second half and scored four goals to secure three crucial points on that night. It is the most goals Hyderabad have scored in a single half of football in the ISL. Their previous best was the three they scored against SC East Bengal in the second half earlier in the season and the three they scored against NorthEast United in the first half, late last season.

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