Mumbai City FC picked up a 1-0 win over FC Goa at the Fatorda stadium in the Indian Super League earlier today.
Goa looked like the better team in the first few minutes of the game but they failed to make their dominance count and create goal-scoring opportunities.
They were handed a major blow around the half time mark when Redeem Tiang was sent off for a two footed challenge on Hernan Santana.
With more than half of the match remaining to play, Mumbai had the advantage. However, FC Goa managed to defend well and contain Mumbai city for most of the game.
Despite going down to 10 men, Goa could have easily taken the lead in the second half but an outstanding save from Amrinder Singh kept Mumbai city in the game.
After defending diligently throughout the game, the Goa hearts were broken when Mumbai city were awarded a penalty for Lenny Rodrigues’ handball deep into injury time.
Adam le Fondre converted from the spot to secure a win for Mumbai city in the 95th minute of the game.
Although there are a lot of positives to take from the game, Goa will be thoroughly disheartened with the way they lost in the end.
This is specially interesting as Mumbai City FC, led by Manager Sergio Lobera, snatched a last minute win. Lobera earlier managed FC Goa last season. He was sacked despite finishing at the top of the table and ensuring AFC cup berth for FC Goa.
It will be interesting to see if they can bounce back with a win in their next outing now.
As for Mumbai city, they will know that they could have easily dropped two points here and they will have to improve a lot going forward in the coming months if they want to do well in this year’s Indian Super League.