Delhi Dynamos were left without a win in their last five matches after only managing a 1-1 draw against FC Pune City in the ISL encounter at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, on Thursday. Milan Singh's second half goal cancelled out Tato's opener in the first half as Edel Bete saved the day for Pune.
FC Pune City stunned the hosts after taking the lead in the stoppage time of first half with their first real attempt on goal through Jesus Tato but Delhi Dynamos managed to snatch a point late in the game after Milan Singh found the mark from a set-piece in the 79th minute.
No doubt Delhi Dynamos were the dominant side today and should have won comfortably at home. They created
It was a superb night for Edel Bete who was simply unbeatable. In the first 45 minutes, Bete made six saves, the first of which was in the 12th minute. Florent Malouda played a delicious flick for Milan who took a shot from just inside the box. The ball took a deflection and looked good enough to sail into the top corner of the net but Bete somehow managed to get his fingertips to the ball.
Ten minutes later, a dominant Delhi brought the best out of Bete again. It was
FC Pune City surged ahead much against the run of play. In the 45th minute, Rahul
In the second session, Bete again rescued Pune a number of times. A minute after resumption, Ruben Gonzalez’s low grounder was kept away by the ever-alert goalkeeper. A rare mistake from Bete when he collided with his own defenders in the 53rd minute looked like the end of the clean slate but Delhi’s Brazilian striker Marcelinho couldn’t keep his attempt on target.
Bete, however, was beaten in the 79th minute and Delhi rewarded for their persistent efforts. A free-kick on the right by Marcelinho was smartly pushed towards Milan who took a low grounder that slipped between two Delhi players and past a diving Bete.
The draw did not alter any team’s fortunes on the ISL table. Delhi Dynamos continue on the sixth spot with seven points from six matches while Pune City, who have also won just one of their six matches, have six points and remain just above bottom-placed FC Goa.