Karnataka win Santosh Trophy final after 54 years - Highlights
Karnataka soaked up late pressure from Meghalaya to hold on to their 3-2 lead.
Karnataka beat Meghalaya 3-2 in the Santosh Trophy final in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, winning the title after 54 years. Oram Beke and Robin Yadav's goals got Karnataka into a two-goal lead in the first half, which they managed to hold on to despite late pressure from Meghalaya.
As it happened:
- 4 March 2023 5:38 PM GMT
Good week for Karnataka sports
It's been a good week for Karnataka. Bengaluru FC topped Kerala Blasters yesterday, today Karnataka win the Santosh Trophy after 54 years.
- 4 March 2023 5:26 PM GMT
Meghalaya still trail deep into added time
Brolington with another free kick chance. Just over! Into added time, Ronaldo has a chance now, but he hits the bar! Meghalaya have brought forth a shower of chances in the second half, but have just not been able to cross the line.
- 4 March 2023 5:18 PM GMT
86' - Robin gets a good chance for Meghalaya
Meghalaya dominating the possession in these late stages, Karnataka only managing to get a say in through rare counter attacks. Robin's shot for Meghalaya is just blocked out by the Karnataka defence. It's make or break time!
- 4 March 2023 5:13 PM GMT
82' - End to end stuff
Abhishek makes a solo run as we enter the last 10 minutes. Meghalaya's last defender puts a last ditch tackle in to keep the score at 3-2. It's end to end stuff now. Karnataka on way to clinch the title, but only by the narrowest margin.
- 4 March 2023 5:06 PM GMT
75' - Meghalaya bang on door for equaliser
Meghalaya push for the equaliser, they are dominating the possession in the second half. Karnataka feel the pressure, but they somehow still clear their lines.
- 4 March 2023 4:52 PM GMT
60' - GOAL! Sheen scores! MEG 2-3 KAR
Goal! Sheen the hero for Meghalaya again. He finds himself in space inside the box and curls his shot in the far top corner. Meghalaya believe! The fightback is on.
Meghalaya 2-3 Karnataka
- 4 March 2023 4:49 PM GMT
56' - Jacob John misses a big chance for Karnataka
Meghalaya survive, but barely. Jacob John is released through on goal but he somehow manages to get his shots saved twice.
Meghalaya also causing some threats, they now get a free kick from a dangerous area. Over the bar.
- 4 March 2023 4:40 PM GMT
Meghalaya begin 2nd half on attack
The second half begins with Meghalaya on the attack. Robin Yadav and Oram Beke for the moment still helping Karnataka hold a two-goal lead.
- 4 March 2023 4:21 PM GMT
That's the half time as well. Karnataka have absolutely bossed this contest so far after scoring the first goal within two minutes. Meghalaya did manage to equalise the opener, but their defence has been shabby and they are rightfully trailing.
MEG 1-3 KAR