ISL 2015: Wasteful Kerala Blasters hold to 1-1 pull by Chennaiyin FC

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Kochi: Kerala Blasters missed a essential second-half chastisement flog and had to settle for a 1-1 pull opposite rivals Chennaiyin FC in a Hero Indian Super League football here today.

Chennaiyin FC had taken a lead by Elano Blumer’s mark flog in a 34th notation and Chris Dagnall drew turn for a hosts 15 seconds after play restarted in a second session. Kerala Blasters won a chastisement in a 52nd notation yet Josue Prieto’s low try was kept divided by Chennaiyin FC goalkeeper Karanjit Singh.

Chris Dagnall of Kerala Blasters FC celebrates after scoring opposite Chennaiyin FC. SportzpicsChris Dagnall of Kerala Blasters FC celebrates after scoring opposite Chennaiyin FC. Sportzpics

Chris Dagnall of Kerala Blasters FC celebrates after scoring opposite Chennaiyin FC. Sportzpics

Chennaiyin FC surged brazen with usually their second shot on aim in a initial session. The idea came by a boots of Elano from a chastisement after Sandesh Jhingan brought down Stiven Mendoza inside a box, even yet a Colombian striker had no possibility of reaching a cross.

Elano does not make mistakes from a mark and a Brazilian done no mistake by promulgation Kerala Blasters goalkeeper Stephen Bywater a wrong way.

Kerala Blasters had to wait compartment a second event to pull level. In fact, they took 15 seconds in a second event to measure a equaliser when Dagnall rushed brazen of his pen to conduct a cranky from Saumik Dey.

The hosts had copiousness of chances to kill a diversion as a competition quite after they had easy parity.

Two of their chances came from free-kicks with a 61st notation try a closest they came to holding a lead for a initial time. A free-kick from Josue saw Dagnall conduct a round yet goalkeeper Karanjit did unusually good to palm a round away. The ball, though, did not go too distant and Jhingan, who was nearby, saw his following try somewhat off a target.

Another possibility was missed by Mohammad Rafi who headed far-reaching a Peter Ramage cranky from a left.

There was no improved possibility than a chastisement in a 51st minute. Ramage was adjudged to have been brought down by Mailson Alves inside a risk section and a arbitrate fast forked to a spot. Josue stepped adult to take a chastisement yet Karanjit guessed rightly and saved a try by diving full-length to his left.

At a other end, Elano got closest to idea with a curling bid that Bywater did good to keep away.

Kerala Blasters had to change their plan for a final 15 mins after Bruno Perone was sent off for a plea on Mendoza.

Chennaiyin FC attempted to pull some-more group brazen and pressurise a opposition counterclaim yet Kerala Blasters gave small away.

PTI

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