CHENNAI, Dec 22: Kerala Blasters� star player CK Vineeth�s strike in stoppage time helped his team cancel out an 87th minute penalty by Rene Mihelic and secure a 1-1 draw against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League here tonight.
After a rather uneventful first half which saw the Blasters miss a chance to go ahead when Jackichand Singh fired over the post, the second saw a lot more action with the two goals coming in the last five minutes.
The game�s first goal came after a penalty was awarded to the home side. The referee deemed Sandesh Jhingan to have handled the ball and pointed to the spot after Francisco Fernandes� shot appeared to be headed towards the target.
Slovenian Mihelic converted without much fuss to give Chennaiyin the lead in the 89th minute.
When it looked the former champions were set for another win and three more points, Vineeth found the net for the Kerala team. Captain Jhingan atoned for his mistake of conceding the penalty with a superb cross to an unmarked Vineeth, who slotted home past Karanjit Singh, three minutes into additional time. � PTI