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ISL: Mumbai rally to down Jamshedpur, stay 4th

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
February 06, 2020 22:43 IST

Mumbai FC Bidyananda Singh celebrates scoring in added time against Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League match in Mumbai on Thursday.

IMAGE: Mumbai FC Bidyananda Singh celebrates scoring in added time against Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League match in Mumbai on Thursday. Photograph: ISL/Twitter

Mumbai City FC scored a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League match, in Mumbai on Thursday, to stay in contention for semi-final berth.

 

Noe Acosta put Jamshedpur ahead from the penalty spot in the seventh minute before Amine Chermiti restored parity for the hosts in the 60th minute.

Bidyananda Singh (90+2 minutes) sealed victory for Mumbai in added time.

In the 92nd minute, Diego Carlos took a throw-in from the right and the ball fell to the feel of Mohammed Rafique, who sent in a low cross which was half-cleared by Jamshedpur defender Joyner Lourenco.

On the bounce the ball fell to Bidyananda, who slotted home with a right-footed shot.

The victory gave Mumbai three points and enabled them maintain fourth spot in the league standings, while Jamshedpur FC are out of the reckoning.

Mumbai scored on a corner kick early, but the goal was disallowed for 'off-side'.

Jamshedpur went ahead after forward Farukh Choudhary earned a penalty for his side when Sourav Das made a challenge from behind and brought him down inside the box. Their Spaniard forward Acosta slotted from the 'spot' to the bottom right corner of the net.

Mumbai had a chance in the 16th minute when Carlos sent in a cross from the left edge of the box to Raynier Fernandes, but the latter's shot from the edge was parried away by Subrata Paul.

Jamshedpur had a chance in the 33rd minute to double their lead. Striker Sergio Castel followed a long through ball from Aitor Monroy and entered the box. He initially beat Mato Grgic and Pratik Chowdhary, but the Mumbai defenders eventually blocked his shot.

Jamshedpur kept creating chances, but, more importantly, did not allow Mumbai as they went to half-time leading 1-0.

After the change of ends, Mumbai kept building pressure and it paid dividends as they equalized in the 60th minute via Chermiti's header.

Diego Carlos took a corner from the right and curled it in.

Chermiti, who was in the centre, headed the ball, which first hit the underside of the crossbar and went into the net.

Jamshedpur were under pressure thereafter as Mumbai pressed, but goalkeeper Paul did well before Bidyananda scored the match-winner.

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