Bidyananda Singh’s late strike seals crucial win for Mumbai City over Jamshedpur FC
Mumbai City vs Jamshedpur
Mumbai City ended Jamshedpur's playoff hunt...

Mumbai City FC came back from behind to beat Jamshedpur FC 2-1 in a crucial Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 clash on Thursday at the Mumbai Football Arena.

Noe Acosta (7') had given Jamshedpur the lead in the first half but the hosts came back strongly in the second half through goals from Armine Chermiti (60') and Bidyananda Singh (90+2').

Jorge Costa made two changes in the Mumbai City lineup from their last game. Pratik Chaudhari and Raynier Fernandes returned, replacing Hminthangmawia and Modou Sougou.

Antonio Iriondo, on the other hand, brought in three changes in the Jamshedpur starting lineup. Narender Gahlot replaced suspended Jitendra Singh in the backline and David Grande and Aniket Jadhav came in for Sumeet Passi and Amarjit Singh.

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It was an action-packed first half with end-to-end football on display right from the start. Mumbai found the back of the net in the 4th minute when Chermiti slotted the ball home from a corner but he was ruled offside.

Mumbai City vs Jamshedpur

From the very next move, Aniket Jadhav made a run into the Mumbai box and squared the ball for Farukh Chaudhary but before he could receive the ball, Sourav Das brought him down and gifted the visitors a penalty. Noe Acosta converted the spot-kick to put Jamshedpur in front.

Jorge Costa made a double change at the beginning of the second half as he brought in Serge Kevyn and Bidyananda Singh in place of Sourav Das and Raynier Fernandes.

The hosts went all guns blazing after the restart and finally got the goal at the hour-mark when Armine Chermiti converted a header from a Diego Carlos corner. 

Mumbai City vs Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur came very close to taking the lead in the 84th minute when they got back-to-back chances to score. First, Castel failed to tap in from close range off Acosta’s low cross as Amrinder pulled off a brilliant save. Amarjit tried to slot the rebound home but Grgic blocked the ball.

The visitors were punished for being wasteful as Bidyananda Singh scored the winning goal in the injury time. Rafique initiated the move by sending a low cross into the box which Joyner Lourenco had intercepted but the ball went to Pratik who laid it off for Bidyananda and the youngster found the back of the net with a brilliant shot from the edge of the box.

Mumbai picked up their seventh win of the season and ended amshedpur’s dream of making it to the play-offs.

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