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I-League Round 15: Pune FC break winless run; down United SC 2-1.

ileague 2013/14-United SC vs Pune FC

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15.12.2013 : United SC   1-2   Pune FC (KAL - FT)::.

USC : Abhijit, Deepak, Anupam, Bello, Dhanachandra, Asif K., Souvik, Baldeep, Eric, Ranti, Vineeth CK.
PFC: Amrinder, Othallo, Calum, Anas, Ranjan, Mumtaz, Ganesh, Meyer, Douhou, Anthony, Riga

REF : B.BALASUBRAMANIAM(KARNATAKA)

MOM: PUNE FC RIGA MUSTAFA (Jersey No 7)

Pune FC beat United SC in 2-1 at Kalyani Municipal Stadium
90':': 4 minute added time at Kalyani..
87':': Yellow Card - Pune FC-Amrinder Singh
85':': Pune FC Sub: Ralte in, Mumtaz out
85':': Still the score line is United SC 1-2 Pune FC.
84':': Still the score line is United SC 1-2 Pune FC.
82':': Yellow Card - Pune FC-Lalampuia..
80':': Chance missed by Pune FC. Avhijit well saved a close header of Rocha..
75':': PLAYER CHANGE-PUNE: Lalnunpuia in and D.Ganesh out.
70':'::No w the score line is United SC 1 - 2 Pune FC.
60':': Yellow Card: Calum Angus (PFC) - Foul on Ranti
51':'::No w the score line is United SC 1 - 2 Pune FC.
51' :GOALLLLLLLLLLLL Free kick deflected by human wall and goes to Hasan. He made no mistake

ileague 2013/14-United SC vs Pune FC

46':: 2nd half starts at Kalyani.
Half Time. Pune FC leading 2-0 at half time in Kalyani Stadium
43' : Vinneth's long ranger, straight to keeper's hand
40' : Another chance to Pune FC when Meyer finds Riga but Bello clears the ball and a corner. Ganesh's header went wide from corner.
38' : Ranti's header from free kick, went wide
35' : Chance to Pune FC, Anthony's centre to Meyer, his volley cleared by keeper. Corner to Pune FC
32' : United SC's free kick from 35 yards but went over the bar
30' : Pune FC leading 2-0 now
26' : Yellow Card. Referee shown yellow card to Ranjan for his bad tackle to Eric
24' :GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL Riga Mustapha scores once again for Pune FC.Douhou's pass to Meyer, his pass to unmarked Riga in 6 yards who made no mistake
20' :Eric's forward pass, Ranti's shot, went wide
17' :Good run of Ranti through right, his cross cleared by Pune defence
11' :GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL Riga Mustapha scores for Pune FC. Riga beats the offside trap and scored brilliantly
6' : Calum's free kick, cleared
0' : Kick off

PFC PRESS RELEASE : Pune FC bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over United SC in an I-League Round 15 encounter at the Municipal Stadium in Kalyani on Sunday. The win was Pune FC's first away league win over United SC and was powered by a first-half brace from striker Riga Mustapha (11th & 24th minute). Defender Hasan Al Moustafa (48th) pulled one back for the hosts early in the second half.

It was also the first time Pune FC scored more than one goal against United SC in match held outside Pune in all competitions since promotion to the elite league. Coach Mike Snoei made four changes to the squad from the previous round bringing in Anthony D'Souza, James Meyer, Othallo Tabia and Mumtaz Akhtar in place of Thongkhosiem Haokip, Gurjinder Kumar, Fanai Lalrempuia and Arata Izumi.

Pune FC had the better start to the match as they held on to the ball much better than the hosts. Eleven minutes in, Pune FC made their territorial advantage count taking the lead through Riga. Skipper Anas Edathodika excellently played Riga through down the right and the striker didn't disappoint with his low shot across the goal ending up in the back of the net at the far post.

Post the quarter hour mark, both sides began pressing and the game witnessed pure end-to-end action. First winger James Meyer's cross in from the right was saved just ahead of the onrushing attackers whereas at the other end, striker Ranti Martins saw his cross from the right cleared. Moments later, Pune FC once again went close. Riga, in a 3 (PFC) on 2 (USC) situation, tried to chip the goalkeeper from 40-yards out after some intelligent play by Douhou Pierre. However, his effort was saved by the goalkeeper.

And a minute later, attacker Eric Brown intercepted Anas Edathodika's ball before setting up Ranti at the other end only for him to shoot wide. Midway through the half, Riga completed his brace giving Pune FC a two goal cushion. Defender Salam Ranjan Singh did well to win the ball in the midfield before finding Douhou. The Ivorian thereafter found Meyer on the right whose low ball into the box was tapped in by Riga from six-yards.

At the half hour mark, Douhou saw his effort from range being saved after Meyer had set him up. At the other end, the hosts had a direct attempt from a long range freekick go over. Five minutes later, custodian Abhijit Das produced another save as he blocked Meyer's volley after defender Calum Angus and winger Anthony D'Souza combined to set him up.

Moments later, Calum found Ranjan at the far post after a short corner from Douhou. However the young defender failed to shoot with acres of space. In the final minute of the half, Eric beat defender Othallo Tabia and found Ranti. Despite being checked by Calum, the Nigerian got a shot from close which was saved by 'keeper Amrinder Singh to keep Pune FCs two goal lead intact.

Three minutes after restart, Pune FC suffered a blow as United SC pulled a goal back. After medio Lalkamal Bhowmick's long range freekick was blocked by Pune FC's defensive wall, the stray ball fell for Hasan who slotted home giving Amrinder no chance. The goal gave a boost to United SC's confidence as they started knitting moves in the Pune FC half while going close on several occasions. Pune FC, on the other hand, sustained pressure but pushed ahead on counter attacks.

At the hour mark, Douhou found Anthony in space on the left. The winger lobbed the ball for Riga on the run, but the ball bounced too high allowing the keeper to collect. At the other end, C. K. Vineeth saw a couple of long range attempts go over. The game had turned physical with players from either side taking knocks. Dhanpal Ganesh was hurt after stamp on his thigh during a tackle while Anas took Ranti's boot in his face after flinging himself for a header.

While Ganesh was replaced by Lalrempuia midway through the half, winger Anthony D'Souza was replaced by Velington Rocha after twisting his ankle and being stretchered out minutes later. Into the final quarter, Pune FC had a glorious chance to make it three. After a good run on the right, Meyer's pinpoint cross saw an onrushing Rocha's header saved from close range by the 'keeper. Both sides created a couple of chances in the final minutes but Pune FC held on for their first win in six matches. Man of the Match : Riga Mustapha (Pune FC).

I-League Round 15: Ten-man Mumbai FC held to a 1-1 draw by Rangdajied United.

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15.12.2013 : Rangdajied UFC   1-1   Mumbai FC (SLNG - FT..)::.

RUFC: Poibang, Eugeneson, Edmar, Kim Song Yong, Lugun, Khriam, Iwasaki, Manandeep, Tomba, Gouramangi, Subrata
MFC: Nidhin Lal, Hatifie, Haroon Amiri, Ashutosh, Nicholas, Climax Lawrence, Yakubu, Mohd. Rafi, Pradeep.

FT': : Rangdajied 1-1 Mumbai FC.
. HT': : Rangdajied 1-1 Mumbai FC.
. 37': : GOOOOAAAALLLLL - Mumbai FC leveled through Yakubu.
. 19': : GOOOOAAAALLLLL - Iwasaki SCORED FOR RANGDAJIED.

MFC PRESS RELEASE : Ten-man Mumbai FC came from a goal down but were held to 1-1 draw by Rangdajied United in an I-League Round-15 encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong on Sunday. Medio Yohei Iwasaki (19th minute) gave Rangdajied United an early lead before striker Yusif Yakubu (36th) equalised for Mumbai FC with a wonder-strike. Mumbai FC were reduced to ten men after defender Sandesh Jhingan received a straight red card in the 88th minute.

With this point, Mumbai FC climbed up a place to eighth with 16 points while Rangdajied stay twelfth with 12 points. The 1-1 result was Mumbai FC's second in a row as they extended their unbeaten run to five games with two wins and three draws. Coach Khalid Jamil made just one change to the squad starting Ahmad Hatifie in place of Anwar Ali. Mumbai FC were forced to soak pressure in the early exchanges while being restricted to only a few counter attacks.

At the quarter hour mark, the hosts went close. Going on a solo from the midfield, striker Edmar Figueira breezed past two defenders to find Manandeep Singh inside the box. However, the Mumbai FC custodian Nidhin Lal was alert and he thwarted the attempt. Four minutes later, the hosts took the lead through medio Yohei who headed in Munmun Lugun's corner kick perfectly into the net. Mumbai FC finally came out of their shell and went close at the other end. Winger Nicholas Rodrigues' freekick from the edge of the box went inches over.

Thereafter, Mumbai FC kept on pushing ahead before a moment of brilliance from striker Yakubu brought them back into the game six minutes past the half-hour mark. The Ghanaian dribbled in past two defenders from the left flank before leaving Rangdajied 'keeper Subrata Paul stunned as he scored his third goal of the season.

In the final minute of the half, striker Mohammed Rafi had his long range attempt blocked by Paul as both sides went into the break tied at 1-1. Five minutes after restart, Mumbai FC went close. Nicholas did well to find Yakubu inside the box, but the striker was crowded out and the ball was cleared.

Midway through the half, the hosts went close after Edmar's header on skipper Eugeneson Lyngdoh's corner came off the crossbar. At the other end, Mumbai FC too were denied by the framework. Attacker N.P. Pradeep, on the solo, let fly from outside the box, but his effort agonisingly came off the vertical.

As Mumbai FC continued to push ahead in search of the winner, they suffered a blow when defender Sandesh was sent off two minutes from regulation time. The hosts tried to make their one-man advantage count in the final minutes but Mumbai FC held on for the draw. Man of the Match - Nidhin Lal (Mumbai FC).