Mumbai City FC continued their spectacular begin to the Indian Super League Season 7 with a 2-Zero victory over Odisha FC on the GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Sunday.
A penalty from Batholomew Ogbeche (30′) and a header from Rowllin Borges (45′) gave Sergio Lobera’s males their third win in 4 video games and their first-win ever over Odisha within the league. The win despatched them high of the desk, stage on factors with ATK Mohun Bagan, albeit with a greater objective distinction. For their opponents, this was their third loss in 4 video games and solely point-less SC East Bengal lie beneath Stuart Baxter’s facet.
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Mumbai predictably began the sport spraying round passes and having fun with a lot of the ball. But it was Odisha who loved the primary actual likelihood of the match, within the fourth minute, when Diego Mauricio’s freekick clipped the highest of the crossbar. But that was about as good as it bought for Odisha within the first half.
Mumbai’s first clear-cut alternative got here within the 18th minute when Ahmed Jahouh discovered Cy Goddard down the appropriate. Goddard solely had keeper Kamaljit Singh to beat however his shot went over the bar.
Twelve minutes later although, Mumbai had their objective. Vignesh Dakshina Murthy’s tried cross from the sting of the field struck Shubham Sarangi’s hand and the referee promptly pointed to the spot. Ogbeche stepped up and fired a low shot to the left, which a diving Kamaljit couldn’t get his fingers to. It was the third penalty Odisha had conceded this season and the second mistake that Sarangi had dedicated, which had led to a objective.
Just 4 minutes later, Mumbai thought that they had scored once more when Mourtada Fall headed in Jahouh’s freekick on the far-post. However, the referee disallowed the objective, adjudging that there had been a foul on keeper Kamaljit. The latter, who fell awkwardly, was substituted after a suspected concussion and Odisha’s reserve keeper Ravi Kumar got here on in his stead.
Hugo Boumous missed an incredible likelihood to attain within the 43rd minute, firing broad from Bipin Singh’s move. But Mumbai had their second a few minutes later. Bipin, once more, fired in an incredible cross into the field which Borges headed previous Kumar.
Mumbai had ended the primary interval with 62 % of the possession and the second half noticed extra of the identical. Odisha managed to create valuable little save a few freekicks and some corners. In the tip, it turned out to be a snug win for Mumbai.