Kerala Blasters FC 2-2 ATK Mohun Bagan: Player Ratings as Joni Kauko's last-gasp goal secures draw for Mariners

Adrian Luna celebrates scoring for Kerala Blasters FC against ATK Mohun Bagan. [Credits: ISL]
Adrian Luna celebrates scoring for Kerala Blasters FC against ATK Mohun Bagan. [Credits: ISL]

ATK Mohun Bagan came back from a goal down twice to draw 2-2 with Kerala Blasters FC in a thrilling ISL contest.

Adrian Luna put the Tuskers ahead in just the seventh minute with an excellent free-kick. However, the Mariners hit back in the very next minute when David Williams scored with a neat finish.

Luna scored a spectacular second goal in the second half to put the Kerala Blasters ahead with less than 30 minutes to play. The game looked to be settled just two minutes into injury time when Prabir Das was sent off.

However, Joni Kauko scored with a fiercely struck shot four minutes later to rescue a point for ATK Mohun Bagan. On that note, here are the player ratings from the game:

Ratings of Kerala Blasters against ATK Mohun Bagan

Prabhsukhan Gill - 6/10

Gill made some good saves, and even got his fingers on Kauko's strike, but couldn't keep it out.

Sandeep Singh - 6/10

Sandeep Singh locked his flank down against the ATK Mohun Bagan wingers, with neither Liston Colaco nor Manvir Singh able to test him consistently. However, he left Pritam Kotal with too much space for the first goal.

Marko Leskovic - 6/10

Leskovic made several crucial interventions, and even played his part in the Kerala Blasters' second goal. He should've closed down Kauko quicker for the equaliser, though.

Bijoy Varghese - 6.5/10

Varghese seemed to be everywhere on the night, making three important tackles to quell the Mariners' attacks. The Tuskers sorely missed his presence towards the end of the game.

73' Kotal floats one in, but Bijoy intercepts with his head to great effect 👏🏼#KBFCATKMB #YennumYellow #KBFC #കേരളബ്ലാസ്റ്റേഴ്സ്

Harmanjot Khabra - 6.5/10

Khabra, like Varghese, helped defend the Kerala Blasters' right flank well. Khabra also chipped in with two key passes going forward.

Adrian Luna - 8.5/10

Luna was easily the best player on the pitch from the start of the game. His first goal was a fabulous free-kick, and his execution to get the ball to curl, bend and dip for the second was simply unbelievable. He also made two key passes and three tackles to underline a sumptuous display for the Kerala Blasters.

Lalthathanga Khawlhring - 7.5/10

Khawlhring was excellent in midfield throughout the night, and he got the assist for Luna's second goal with a smart clipped pass. ATK Mohun Bagan struggled to control his forward runs, and he did well against their midfield as well. Khawlhring ended the game with two tackles and an 81.5% pass completion rate.

Jeakson Singh - 6.5/10

Jeakson Singh was solid in midfield, and offered ample protection to his defence for large swathes of the game, making two tackles.

Sahal Abdul Samad - 6/10

Samad won the foul for Luna's brilliant free-kick goal, and looked bright on numerous occasions, but didn't do much else in attack. He helped out defensively, though, making four tackles.

Jose Pereyra Diaz - 6.5/10

Diaz took on massive responsibility in attack, and looked bright throughout the game. He constantly looked to link up with his fellow forwards, managing five shots (three on target) and also laying out two key passes.

62' CHANCE!!!Pereyra Diaz finds himself in space yet again on the left hand side, but his low shot is parried by Amrinder, and we get a corner from the attempt on the rebound!#KBFCATKMB #YennumYellow #KBFC #കേരളബ്ലാസ്റ്റേഴ്സ്

Alvaro Vazquez - 5.5/10

It just didn't work out for Vazquez on the day. He had several pops from distance, but didn't really worry Amrinder Singh enough.

Kerala Blasters Substitutes

Prashanth Karuthadathkuni - 6/10

Karuthadathkuni replaced Samad in the 79th minute. He helped run at the ATK Mohun Bagan defence on the counter, but lacked the killer final pass.

Enes Sipovic - 6/10

Sipovic came on for Pereyra Diaz in the 85th minute. He helped shore up the defence as the Kerala Blasters held on to their slender advantage. However, Sipovic couldn't close down Kauko for the Mariners' equaliser.

Vincy Barretto - 6/10

Barretto replaced Varghese in the 85th minute. He hit the post after being found in open space by Luna. Had he converted that chance, the Blasters would've walked away with a win.

ATK Mohun Bagan

Joni Kauko (left) and David Williams were ATK Mohun Bagan's heroes against Kerala Blasters. [Credits: ISL]
Joni Kauko (left) and David Williams were ATK Mohun Bagan's heroes against Kerala Blasters. [Credits: ISL]

Amrinder Singh - 6/10

Singh looked shaky at times, but made a couple of excellent saves, particularly off Khawlhring.

Subhasish Bose - 6/10

Bose put in a good shift at left-back, covering every blade of grass down his flank. He was a non-factor going forward, though.

Jose Arroyo - 6/10

Tiri was fairly solid in defence, helping shore up ATK Mohun Bagan's rearguard after Luna's opener. He threw himself into a few tackles, and did well to keep Vazquez quiet.

Sandesh Jhingan - 6.5/10

Jhingan initially seemed troubled by Pereyra Diaz's movement, but recovered well to put in a good performance. He moved the ball well, and commanded his defence to help them recover their mojo after a shaky start.

Pritam Kotal - 6.5/10

Kotal sent in a pinpoint pass for Williams' equaliser, and was a constant threat going forward. He did fairly well in defence to help keep the Kerala Blasters forwards quiet.

8' GOOOAALLLLL ⚽️ | #KBFCATKMB @willo_15 converts @KotalPritam's cross as @atkmohunbaganfc restore parity! 💪KBFC 1-1 ATKMB #HeroISL #LetsFootball

Lenny Rodrigues - 6/10

Rodrigues complemented McHugh in midfield, and moved the ball well, completing 88% of his attempted passes. His impact waned in the second half, though, as the Kerala Blasters shut down his passing lanes.

Carl McHugh - 6/10

McHugh played his role largely well, helping his team win the ball back several times in midfield. He could've done better with his passing going forward, though.

Liston Colaco - 6/10

Colaco forced a couple of saves from Gill, but lacked the cutting edge with his final passes. He troubled the Tuskers' defence on occasion, but wasn't a consistent threat.

Joni Kauko - 8/10

Kauko put in a fabulous performance in midfield. It was his pass that found Kotal for Williams' opener. Kauko also thundered in a brilliant goal late in the game to help ATK Mohun Bagan take away a point.

He controlled the midfield well, and his physicality was key as the Mariners chased an equaliser in the second half.

GOOAALL! ⚽️It's Joni Kauko who finds the back of the net with seconds left on the clock.#ATKMohunBagan #JoyMohunBagan #AmraSobujMaroon #HeroISL #KBFCATKMB

Manvir Singh - 5.5/10

Manvir Singh had an off-night for ATK Mohun Bagan. He had two glorious chances, one of which he hit straight at Gill, while he miskicked the other. The winger did create a couple of chances, but it was a below-par performance from him on the night.

David Williams - 7/10

Williams took his goal brilliantly, sweeping home a right-footed finish to bring ATK Mohun Bagan level. He linked up well with Colaco and Manvir Singh before he was subbed off at half-time.

WILLO RESTORES PARITY! ⚽️It's 1-1 in the blink of an eye as David Williams finds the net from a Pritam Kotal pass! 💚♥️#ATKMohunBagan #JoyMohunBagan #AmraSobujMaroon #HeroISL #KBFCATKMB

ATK Mohun Bagan Substitutes

Hugo Boumous - 7/10

Boumous replaced Williams at half-time. He won a couple of fouls, and got the all-important assist for Kauko's equaliser late in the match.

Roy Krishna - 6.5/10

Krishna came on for McHugh in the 72nd minute. He offered energy and drive up front, and kept the Kerala Blasters defenders on their toes.

Kiyan Nassiri - 6/10

Nassiri replaced Colaco in the 84th minute. He had one excellent chance, but his shot was cleared off the line.

Prabir Das - 3/10

Das came on for Kotal in the 87th minute. He got himself sent off within five minutes of coming on, though, after reacting terribly to a foul by Luna.

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