Manvir Singh became the first Indian goal-scorer for ATK Mohun Bagan when he found the back of the net against SC East Bengal in the Indian Super League’s (ISL 2020-21) first-ever Kolkata derby on Friday.
Manvir scored the second goal to give ATK Mohun a 2-0 lead and ensure his side took home all three points.
Chasing an equaliser, East Bengal had put numbers forward and left the back open. ATKMB’s Prabir Das found Manvir with a long ball and the 25-year-old raced forward, got into the box, dribbled past a defender and beat SCEB goalkeeper Debjit Majumder with a powerful strike.
The victory took ATK Mohun Bagan to the top of the 2020-21 ISL standings, while SC East Bengal, which has only played one match, is yet to open its account this season.
Manvir, who began his football career at…