Mumbai fight past 10-man Goa

Mumbai fight past 10-man Goa

Mumbai City rallied to pull off a hard-fought 4-3 win over 10-man FC Goa in a thrilling Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Sunday.

Mumbai, down 1-2 at half-time, scored three goals in the second half after Goa were reduced to ten men in the 48th minute.

The win takes Mumbai to sixth place with 17 points from 12 matches, just below Jamshedpur, who defeated ATK 1-0 later in the day, to jump to the fifth spot in the standings. Matheus Goncalves scored for Jamshedpur.

Ferran Corominas put Goa ahead in the 34th minute. A quick build-up from the middle saw Corominas lay a pass to Mandar Rao Desai, whose left-footer saw the ball deflected on rival keeper Amrinder Singh's chest and fall on his path as Corominas slotted the ball into the net.

However, Mumbai restored parity two minutes later. A quick move inside the box by Balwant Singh saw him pass the ball inside the box to Achille Emana Edzimbi, who laid it off for Everton Leandro, who pulled the trigger and the ball landed into the net taking a touch of Thiago Nascimento dos Santos.

Goa took the lead in the stoppage time through Manuel Lanzarote to lead 2-1 at half-time.

Goa received a setback when they were reduced to 10-man after defender Seriton Fernandes received the second yellow for pulling down Everton Santos from behind.

Soon after, Mumbai earned a penalty when defender Mohammed Ali brought down Everton inside the box and referee Ramaswamy Srikrishna pointed out the penalty which Emana Edzimbi converted in the 54th minute to make it 2-2.

Thiago then powered Mumbai ahead. The home team did not lose hope and restored parity in the 78th minute through Ferran. Balwant Singh then netted the late winner in the 86th minute for Mumbai.

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