Mumbai Metropolis FC prolonged their unbeaten run within the Indian Super League (ISL) season 7 with a snug 3-1 win over Bengaluru FC (BFC) on the Fatorda Stadium on Tuesday. 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 top of the ISL table. Sunil Chhetri (79′) scored late however it was not sufficient to rescue BFC, who’ve now suffered three straight league defeats for the primary time ever.
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 means of on objective, however with simply the keeper at his mercy, the 30-year-old fired over the crossbar.
In contrast to BFC, Mumbai didn’t miss their likelihood and took the lead within the ninth minute. Bipin’s looped nook was headed throughout the objective by Hernan Santana. Fall leapt highest to nod the ball into the web. This was Fall’s tenth objective within the league — all of them headed — and he is only one objective away from equalling Chhetri’s document of 11 headed targets.
Lobera’s males almost doubled the tally quickly. Ahmed Jahouh chipped in for Bipin on the proper and the latter reduce it again for Adam le Fondre within the field. The Englishman’s shot although was deflected off track.
Nevertheless it didn’t take lengthy earlier than the ball discovered the again of the web once more. The second was an ideal staff objective which noticed Santana and Le Fondre mix to seek out Mandar Rao Dessai on the flank. The complete-back whipped in an ideal cross for Bipin, who timed his run to get previous his marker and rating the staff’s second objective.
Mumbai have been sensible in assault whereas their defence was ok to maintain BFC at bay. Keeper Amrinder Singh did effectively to maintain Cleiton Silva’s free-kick out of objective with a diving save as Mumbai maintained their two-goal lead on the break.
Mumbai City 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 received the ball, the referee pointed in the 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.
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