Mumbai City FC Claim 2-0 Win Over Odisha FC

Last Updated: October 16, 2022, 01:21 IST

Mumbai City FC registered a 2-0 win over Odisha FC in a tightly-contested match in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday.

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A Shubham Sarangi own goal and a 94th-minute Bipin Singh strike were enough to secure all three points for the Islanders.

In a lacklustre first half, neither side posed a threat in the opposition’s penalty area. Both defences were alert to mop up the loose balls but it was the inability of players to find the decisive pass as well as the failure to apply the final touch that kept this game goalless at the midway point.

On the left flank, Bipin Singh had the Odisha FC defence worried in the opening stages of the game. In the sixth minute, Bipin’s low cross flashed across the face of the goal as none of the Mumbai City attackers could tap it in.

Sahil Panwar swung in a threatening ball toward the far post from a corner in the 14th minute before it was palmed away by Phurba Lachenpa.

The first shot on target came seven minutes from half-time when Nandhakumar Sekar cut in from the left flank and fired a tame effort toward the goal. It was comfortably collected by the keeper. In the 44th minute, Diego Mauricio burst into life as he sprinted past two Mumbai City players before getting a shot away. The Brazilian’s effort was off target.

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