FC Goa picked up three points in style as they staged a thrilling comeback to see off Hyderabad FC 2-1 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa on Wednesday.
Aridane Santana (58′) put Hyderabad ahead but Goa left it late and scored through substitute Ishan Pandita (87′) and Igor Angulo (90′) to inflict a third successive defeat on the Nizams.
Joel Chianese, making a return from injury, was among the three changes made by Hyderabad while Lenny Rodrigues came back in the line-up for Goa. Both teams failed to create clear-cut chances in the first-half, staying defensively organised. As a result, no shots on target were registered. But it was Goa, who appeared more threatening.
They missed the chance to grab the lead in the 10th minute through the first corner of the game. Brandon Fernandes whipped in a teasing cross for James Donachie but the defender failed to get his header on target.
Goa fashioned another great chance right before the end of the break. Receiving the ball on the left, Brandon cut inside and flicked the ball for Angulo in the box. The latter tipped his header over the bar.