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Kartik Hantal strike helps Odisha beat Manipur

Kartik Hantal strike helps Odisha beat Manipur

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A first-half strike from Kartik Hantal helped Odisha claim a narrow 1-0 win against Manipur in the Hero 75th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at the Manjeri Payyanaad Stadium here on Tuesday. Odisha were the better team on the night as their tenacious display meant Manipur succumbed to their first loss of the competition. Both teams came into the contest full of confidence. Manipur had thrashed defending champions Services 3-0 while Odisha had come back from 1-3 down to draw their previous encounter against Karnataka. Both coaches had mentioned prior to the game how the boys were up for the game. It was Odisha who started the brighter of the two as they tried to play the lofted through ball behind the Manipur defence. With Manipur playing a high-line, goalkeep...