ISL FT: Mumbai City beats Jamshedpur 2-1 with stoppage-time winner

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Mumbai City, placed 4th on the table, will take on 7th placed Jamshedpur FC.   -  www.indiansuperleague.com

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Mumbai City FC, with this win, consolidates its position in the 2019-20 ISL's top-four battle. The team now has 26 points from 16 matches. Fifth-placed Chennaiyin FC is five points behind at 21, however, it has two games in hand.

Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC is virtually out of the tournament with 16 points from 15 outings. It can only reach a maximum of 25 at this stage. Tomorrow, NorthEast United will go up against Kerala Blasters and a loss for the latter will rule it out of the tournament. Kerala has already bowed out.

THE MATCH IS DONE AND DUSTED!

90+4' CHANCE! Diego Carlos with a ball to Bipin Singh who makes a solo run forward. But the Jamshedpur defence tracks back to push the Mumbai man to the corner.

90+2' MUMBAI TAKES THE LEAD FINALLY!!! BIDYANANDA SCORES! There a was long tussle for the ball in the Jamshedpur box and finally Pratik Chowdhary got a head to the ball. It fell straight to Bidyananda Singh who took a shot from just outside the box and it beat Subrata Paul on its way into the net.

90' CORNER FOR MUMBAI! Ninth one for Mumbai tonight. Diego Carlos takes and Larbi's header is weak as the Jamshedpur defence clears it away. Four minutes of stoppage time to be added on!

88' INJURY!!! Serge Kevyn writhes in pain. That should be a hamstring. Looks bad. He is being taken out. Bipin Singh replaces the Gabon forward in the middle for Mumbai.

85' YELLOW CARD!!! Amine Chermiti brings down David Grande with a silly tackle and is rightfully penalised by the referee.

84' WONDERFUL SAVE!!! Amrinder Singh denies a sure-shot goal scoring opportunity. Sergio Castel had the goal at his mercy but his header was blocked. The rebound fell to Amarjit Kiyam but even his shot was cleared away by Grgic.

82' SUBSTITUTION!! Iriondo brings in Amarjit Kiyam for Farukh Choudhary for Jamshedpur. A good positive change. Let's see if he can make a difference.

81' SHOT!!! Sergio Castel tries to go for a long ranger. But it doesn't trouble Amrinder Singh a bit. Jamshedpur should be trying to keep possession rather than shooting from long without precision.

78' Mohamed Larbi, Subhasish Bose, Diego Carlos and Rowllin Borges have been the top-four passers in this game. Unfortunately for them, they might not end up claiming three points though.

74' Mumbai has attempted 15 shots tonight, out of which eight are on target. Jamshedpur, on the other hand, has only two and two respectively. The host has had over 65 per cent possession as well. But only a goal will justify the side's performance tonight.

70' Mumbai forwards are constantly troubling Subrata Paul. Still can't believe that the scores are level. Jamshedpur has been extremely lucky here.

66' Jamshedpur head coach Antonio Iriondo looks worried on the sidelines and he should be because his team is struggling big time.

63' Mumbai could have scored two more goals since equalising but the scores stays 1-1. Jamshedpur clearly looks rusty right now.

60' GOALLLL!!!!! CHERMITI EQUALISES FOR MUMBAI!! Carlos with a wonderful corner into the box. Amine Chermiti jumps above Narender Gahlot to come up with a header which goes past Subrata Paul after hitting the post.

59' CORNER FOR MUMBAI!!! The usual set-piece taker Mohamed Larbi wont be taking it. Diego Carlos steps up to the task.

57' SHOT!! Mumbai City's Rowllin Borges lets one fly from long and it goes way off target. Borges kicks the ground in frustration.

54' CHANCE!! Serge Kevyn takes the ball forward from midfield. But Sandip Mandi pushes him wide and makes the timely interception for Jamshedpur.

51' FOUL!!! Mohammad Rafique pushes Noe Acosta down. Free-kick for Jamshedpur FC. Mumbai City players clearly feeling the pressure now.

48' DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION BY MUMBAI! Bidyananda Singh and Serge Kevyn replace Sourav Das and Raynier Fernandes respectively.

THE SECOND HALF IS UNDERWAY!

Jamshedpur claimed the early lead, thanks to a Noe Acosta penalty. Farukh Choudhary was brought down inside the box by Sourav Das and the away side made maximum use of it.

Mumbai has been employing an all-out attack strategy since the opener. But the Jamshedpur defence has been water-tight so far. Forty-five minutes to go. Stay tuned!

THE FIRST HALF ENDS!

45+2' Jamshedpur wasting time in an attempt to see off the first half. Mumbai forwards are trying hard to win back the ball.

45' Only two minutes added on at the end of the first half! Mumbai has made 243 successful passes today, more than double of Jamshedpur's 114.

44' INJURY!! Raynier is brought down by Jamshedpur's Farukh Choudhary. No cards though. Another break in play. We might have a considerable amount of stoppage time tonight.

41' BOOKED!! Mumbai City's Sourav Das receives a yellow card for a foul on Aitor Monroy. The Jamshedpur player made the most of the situation there.

38' With Mumbai travelling to FC Goa next, three points today is very crucial for Jorge Costa's men. The team's next home game against Chennaiyin FC could then become a virtual fourth-place shootout.

35' YELLOW CARD!! One Brazilian brings down another. Jamshedpur captain Memo tackles Mumbai's Diego Carlos and goes into the referee's book.

34' WHAT A CHANCE!!! Castel received a through ball from midfield and made a delightful run into the box. after evading a few tackles in the box, he was intercepted by Grgic. This could have easily been Jamshedpur's second goal.

31' OFFSIDE!! Mumbai forward Chermiti was just a little to get forward there. Great offside trap from the Jamshedpur defence as well.

28' THROW-IN FOR MUMBAI! Rafique will take it from close range. He sends the ball to Diego Carlos who tries to create some space and takes a shot on goal but Amrinder makes an easy save.

25' FOUL! Sourav Das brings down Aitor Monroy with a harsh tackle. Sergio Castel is also down due to a Pratik elbow. Much needed break for Jamshedpur as Mumbai is showing some aggression here.

22' SAVE! A good long pass from midfield to Raynier but Jamshedpur keeper Subrata comes off his line to make the save. Just had the feeling that if Modou Sougou had been in Raynier's place there he might have scored. But he is injured and out.

19' Sergio Castel is making several dangerous moves into the box. With him out injured, Jamshedpur had only claimed two points from five games. So he might make the difference today.

16' CLOSE!!! Diego Carlos with a long ball to Raynier who in turn goes for a low cross into the box. But Subrata idves at the right time to make the save. Memo clears the rebound to avert the danger. CORNER FOR MUMBAI!

13' The early goal has lit up the game. End-to-end stuff from both teams since the opener. This might be a high-scoring encounter, you never know.

10' SHOT!!! Diego Carlos was set up well by Chermiti inside the box but his final shot goes way off the target.

7' GOALLLL!!! ACOSTA SCORES FROM THE SPOT! Amrinder went the wrong way there and Jamshedpur's Spanish midfielder made no mistake at all. Jamshedpur 1 - 0 Mumbai.

5' PENALTY FOR JAMSHEDPUR!!! Sourav Das comes up with a very clumsy tackle on Farukh Choudhary. So much drama in this game already.

4' IS THAT A GOAL???!!!! NO! It was a Mumbai corner and it fell to Chermiti who slotted it in. But the linesman had already raised the flag for a goalkick as the ball curled out before reaching the Mumbai forward.

3' FREE-KICK FOR JAMSHEDPUR! Monroy will take it and Amrinder Singh makes a straightforward save to keep the score at 0-0.

AND THE MATCH BEGINS!

This match is kind of a do-or-die fixture for Jamshedpur FC. Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, will be looking to cement its place in the top-four.

The players are out!

TEAM LINEUPS:

Mumbai City FC XI: Amrinder Singh(C)(G), Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Mohammed Rafique, Sourav Das, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Mohamed Larbi, Diego Carlos, Amine Chermiti.

COACH: Jorge Costa.

Jamshedpur FC XI: Subrata Paul(G), Narender Gahlot, Joyner Lourenco, Sandip Mandy, Memo Moura(C), Aitor Monroy, Noe Acosta, Farukh Choudhary, Aniket Jadhav, Sergio Castel, David Grande.

COACH: Antonio Iriondo.

MATCH PREVIEW:

Mumbai City FC will be out to consolidate its position in the top four of the Indian Super League (ISL 2019-20) when it hosts Jamshedpur FC at the Mumbai Football Arena on Thursday.

Jorge Costa's side is currently two points clear of fifth-placed Chennaiyin FC, with a game in hand, and a win will give it a much-needed cushion of comfort. Given that its final two matches are against a lethal FC Goa and Chennaiyin, Mumbai will be eager to pocket all three points on offering against Jamshedpur.

Talking on the eve of the match, Jorge Costa said: “We must respect Jamshedpur. There are three games till the end of the regular season and we have not changed a lot of things and we will not change. Sometimes we have to make small tweaks, but we will stick to our plan. We need three points. Any point that we lose is very bad for us. We have two options: to win or win. There is no other option.”

Mumbai won both of its previous home games without conceding a goal and its defence has been sturdy recently, conceding just one goal in three matches. Rowllin Borges has been a vital cog in midfield while Diego Carlos has also been in exemplary form, having struck the match-winning goal against NorthEast United.

The winger will once again have to rise to the occasion, given that star forward Modou Sougou has been ruled out of the match after picking up a suspension.

Mumbai will also be buoyed by the fact that Jamshedpur has a poor record in away games, having lost its last three away matches.

Jamshedpur, coming off a 0-3 defeat to ATK, is seventh on the table with 16 points. The side isn't completely out of the top-four race but a win on Thursday could bring it to within four points of Mumbai. However, coach Antonio Iriondo needs a spark from his team to turn its fortunes around. The likes of Sergio Castel and Noe Acosta need to deliver upfront while midfielder Piti could make a comeback from injury.

“We just want to score and create more chances. We need to convert chances. We are not working on having the ball but on creating chances. That's what we are working on,” said Iriondo.

Jamshedpur has had concerns at the back as the team's defence has suffered after Tiri's injury. The side has conceded eight goals in two matches, with the bulk of them due to defensive errors.

“They (Mumbai) have a good balance between Indian and foreign players. They will be without a good foreign player (Sougou). But they have good replacements. They are a compact team and if there are gaps if any we will try to find those,” added Iriondo.

The match can be viewed live on Star Sports 2 and 2 HD from 7.30 pm, while Hotstar will provide live streaming online.