Objectives from Mourtada Fall (9′), Bipin Singh (15′) and Bartholomew Ogbeche (84′) helped the Islanders stay unbeaten of their final eight video games and climb to the highest of the desk.
Sunil Chhetri (79′) scored late however it wasn’t sufficient to rescue BFC, who’ve now suffered three straight league defeats for the primary time ever since they joined the elite tier of Indian soccer.
Bengaluru made only one change from their earlier encounter as Deshorn Brown got here in to exchange Erik Paartalu whereas Mumbai coach Sergio Lobera named an unchanged XI from the 2-0 win over Kerala Blasters.
BFC squandered an early likelihood when Brown was set by on aim, however with simply the keeper at his mercy, the 30-year-old fired over the crossbar.
In contrast to BFC, Mumbai did not miss their likelihood and took the lead within the ninth minute. Bipin’s looped nook was headed throughout the aim by Hernan Santana. Fall leapt highest to nod the ball into the online.
This was Fall’s tenth aim within the league — all of them headed — and he is only one aim away from equalling Chhetri’s document of 11 headed targets.
Lobera’s males practically doubled the tally quickly. Ahmed Jahouh chipped in for Bipin on the precise and the latter lower it again for Adam le Fondre within the field. The Englishman’s shot although was deflected astray.
Nevertheless it did not take lengthy earlier than the ball discovered the again of the online once more. The second was an ideal group aim which noticed Santana and Le Fondre mix to seek out Mandar Rao Dessai on the flank. The total-back whipped in an ideal cross for Bipin, who timed his run to get previous his marker and rating the group’s second aim.
Mumbai have been sensible in assault whereas their defence was adequate to maintain BFC at bay. Keeper Amrinder Singh did properly to maintain Cleiton Silva’s free-kick out of aim with a diving save as Mumbai maintained their two-goal lead on the break.
Mumbai Metropolis have been unfortunate to concede a penalty within the 78th minute when Silva was challenged within the field by Fall. Although the Senegalese appeared to have gained the ball, the referee pointed in direction of the spot. Chhetri saved his composure and scored.
Within the 84th minute, a howler from BFC keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu restored Mumbai’s two-goal cushion.
Ogbeche nodded in a Cy Goddard nook, which Gurpreet fumbled and let in. There was late drama as Jahouh acquired his marching orders for the second time this season, following a second reserving within the match.