Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Igor Angulo emerged as FC Goa’s match-winner yet again as he steered his side to a 2-1 smash-and-grab win over Hyderabad FC in their Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Wednesday.  

A lovely backward header from substitute Ishan Pandita, within 30 seconds of coming on, and a stoppage-time strike from Angulo saw Goa climb to the third spot on the table. Juan Ferrando’s side, which conceded first, has now earned eight points from losing situations this season.


Neither side gave each other an inch in a cagey opening 45. Hyderabad pressed Goa deep inside its half, drawing the errors by forcing the ‘keeper and defenders to rush to the ball. However, the first real chance fell to Angulo in the 43rd minute when Brandon Fernades found him with a lob but the Spaniard headed wide. 

Hyderabad registered…

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