David Platt’s boys were playing some amazing football this season. The team looked strong, well coordinated and had the required attacking prowess to succeed. Tonight, in their game against Roberto Carlos’ Delhi Dynamos, it seemed to have been an off-day for Pune FC. The game, between the two tacticians ended being mostly dry with some moments of cheer for the visiting fans with the result being a 2-1 victory for the visitors.
Late goal spurs excitement for Delhi Dynamos supporters
As the normal time came to an end, the score read 1-0 for the visitors thanks to a Robin Singh goal in the first half. The Delhi Dynamos struck a late goal in the 7th minute of the injury time. Richard Gadze controlled the pass from Vinicius and slammed it into the net, making it almost impossible for the home side to steal a point from the fixture, extending their lead to 2-0.
The very next minute, FC Pune forward Kalu Uche reduced the lead by one goal making it 2-1 for the hosts in the 8th minute of injury time. That would have certainly got the former Manchester City first team coach to the edge of his box, remembering the late strike by Sergio Aguero in the 2011-12 campaign that won City the title in injury time. The manager could have hoped for something similar, but that was not to be as the referee blew the final whistle and the score-line read 2-1 for the visitors at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.
Roberto Carlos unhappy with 8 added minutes
The Dynamos manager Roberto Carlos clearly seemed upset at the end of the game with referee’s decision to add eight minutes of injury time. These were perhaps the longest 8 minutes of his life, which would have further worsened for the legendary Brazilian, had Pune managed to pull one back.