Durand Cup: Chennaiyin beats Hyderabad FC, moves to top of the table- Highlights.
Connor Shields and Jordan Murray scored for the Marina Machans. Sana Singh scored the only goal for Hyderabad FC.
Chennaiyin FC faced off against Hyderabad FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati, with the match kicking off at 3 PM.
The game marked Owen Coyle's return to Chennaiyin FC after a three-year absence. Having shared points with Delhi FC in their previous match, Hyderabad FC aimed to secure a victory against Chennaiyin.
Right from the start, the match was action-packed, witnessing a flurry of goals within the opening 15 minutes. Hitesh Sharma was fouled inside the box, resulting in a penalty for Hyderabad FC.
Sana Singh calmly converted the penalty in the 4th minute, giving Hyderabad FC an early lead. However, Chennaiyin FC responded swiftly, with Farukh Choudhary finding the net just two minutes later to level the score, which later was declared as an own goal.
In the 14th minute, Connor Shields put them in the lead. The first half belonged to Chennaiyin FC as they effectively kept Hyderabad FC at bay.
The second half began with a bang, as Jordan Murray extended Chennaiyin FC's lead almost immediately after the restart.
A miscue from Sana Singh allowed Ayush Adhikari to set up Jordan Murray for the goal.
Despite Hyderabad FC creating some chances towards the end of the match, their efforts fell short, and Chennaiyin FC managed to hold on for the victory.
The final score stood at Chennaiyin FC 3, Hyderabad FC 1.
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