Mumbai City FC turned the primary workforce to verify a play-off berth after claiming a hard-fought 1-0 win over ATK Mohun Bagan within the Indian Super League right here on Saturday.
Lallianzuala Chhangte was by on purpose twice after shaky defending from ATK Mohun Bagan, and in virtually each circumstances goalkeeper Vishal Kaith got here out on prime.
The dwelling facet, though they matched Mumbai City FC for possession and acquired practically ten pictures away within the first half, did not handle to check Phurba Lachenpa within the league leaders’ purpose.
Mumbai City FC’s relentless assault was sure to value ATKMB, and finally it was an error by Kaith that led to the purpose.
Kaith had Chhangte’s long-range shot from a central space lined, however could not muster sufficient energy together with his left arm to tip the ball broad because the guests went 1-0 up at half-time.
The dwelling workforce had a possibility within the 58th minute when Ashish Rai reduce one throughout the field however Hugo Boumous’s shot was brilliantly tipped over by goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa.
Between the sixty fourth and 68th minute, significantly, the hosts shored up their followers as they took 4 corners, and compelled three close-range saves in a brief span.
Boumous was on the centre of most of those performs, with out managing to seek out the web. By the time he fluffed a shot over the purpose within the 78th minute, ATKMB had taken 26 pictures with out success.
Mumbai City FC held their nerve to finally take management and see off the sport.
The win retains Mumbai City FC in first place, and with Hyderabad FC dropping two factors earlier within the week, stretches their result in 4 factors.
They face NorthEast United FC at dwelling on Thursday, whereas ATK Mohun Bagan keep in 4th place, solely some extent forward of Odisha FC in fifth.
They journey to play Chennaiyin FC on Saturday.
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