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Hero ISL: Hyderabad FC defeats Odisha FC by 3-2

Hyderabad FC underlined their credentials as one of the top contenders this season with a brilliant come-from-behind performance to beat Odisha FC 3-2 in the Indian Super League at the

Hyderabad FC underlined their credentials as one of the top contenders this season with a brilliant come-from-behind performance to beat Odisha FC 3-2 in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Thursday.

Jerry Mawihmingthanga gave Odisha the lead at the stroke of halftime but Hyderabad put on a show in the second half with goals from Joel Chianese, Joao Victor, and Akash Mishra in the space of 20 minutes.

Jonathas Cristian reduced the margin but it was too little too late as Odisha succumbed to a defeat and remained in seventh place.

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Hyderabad consolidated their lead at the top with 23 points from 13 games although Kerala Blasters, sitting second, have two games in hand and are on 20 points. Jerry opened the account for Odisha against the run of play, turning in a Nandhakumar Sekar low cross.

After the breather, Joel and Joao helped the Nizams go up 2-1. Three minutes later, Mishra scored the final touch.

However Odisha were not ready to throw in the towel just yet when Jonathas fired home a powerful shot past Kattimani after he was fed by Redeem Tlang to throw the game wide open in the dying minutes.

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First Published: 28th January, 2022 9:50 IST

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