ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC extends lead on top with win over Kerala Blasters FC
This was Mumbai City FC's tenth win of the Indian Super League 2020-21, as with three draws and a couple of losses, it stays atop the table. Meanwhile, Kerala Blasters FC suffered its seventh loss of the season, while with three wins and six draws, it remains at ninth.
Mumbai City FC continued its dominant run in the 2020-21 Indian Super League, as it edged past Kerala Blasters FC, 2-1, at the GMC Stadium in Goa, on Wednesday. With this win, Mumbai extends its lead at the top of the table, while Blasters lurks at the ninth spot.
The opening half saw seven attacks until the 25th minute, including four saves, while three of them came from Mumbai's goalkeeper, Amrinder Singh. Nonetheless, Vicente Gómez gave Blasters the lead a minute later, with his header to the centre, six yards from the left, as Sahal Abdul Samad assisted him through a cross.
It was followed by eight more attempts, including four more saves (twin each). However, Blasters held on to the lead at the half-time break.
The very first minute of the second half saw Mumbai get off to an attacking start. The same minute observed Bipin Singh level it for the side, through his left foot to the bottom-left, six yards from the left.
Six more attacks ensued until the 62nd minute, including four further saves, while three of them came from Amrinder. Meanwhile, a couple of minutes later, Costa Nhamoinesu fouled Adam Le Fondre inside the box, as the latter swiftly converted the penalty with his right foot to the bottom-right, to give Mumbai the lead.
The play became relatively composed thereon, with just a couple of attacks coming up, each apiece. The Mumbai defence failed to budge, as it walked away with the slender lead to win the tie.