FC Goa thumped Mumbai City FC 5-2 to go three factors clear on the high of the Indian Super League (ISL) desk after a feisty encounter on the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Panaji on Wednesday. Rowllin Borges (18′) handed Mumbai the lead earlier than Ferran Corominas (20′), Hugo Boumous (38′) and Jackichand Singh (39′) handed the initiative to Goa. Though Bipin Singh (57′) pulled a objective again for Mumbai, Coro (80′) struck once more to seal the consequence earlier than Mohammed Rafique ended up scoring an personal objective within the 87th minute.
The victory noticed Goa stay on target to clinch the highest spot within the league whereas Mumbai stay 4 factors forward of fifth-placed Chennaiyin FC who’ve performed two video games much less.
Goa made a sloppy begin to the sport, giving the ball away cheaply of their defensive half far too many occasions. Mumbai duly took benefit and took the lead within the 18th minute. A protracted ball into the field was not cleared by the Goan defenders. Subhasish Bose bought to the ball and arrange Borges contained in the field whose drive took a deflection earlier than settling at the back of the online.
Goa’s response was swift. In the 20th minute, Jackichand despatched a cross from the right-wing. Boumous managed to nod the ball ahead which Corominas lashed house on the volley from shut vary.
Mumbai tried to mount a response however had been unable to pressure a correct opening. Goa grew in confidence and punished Mumbai with two fast targets earlier than half-time.
In the 38th minute, a nook from Brandon Fernandes was nodded in direction of Boumous by Carlos Pena. The Moroccan reacted rapidly to direct it into the far nook at hand Gaurs the lead.
In the very subsequent minute, Coro drove ahead and slipped Jackichand in on the proper who chipped a superb end into the objective to stun the away aspect.
Jorge Costa’s aspect began the second half with renewed vigour and bought a objective again within the 57th minute when Borges saved a clearance alive on the right-wing earlier than chopping it again for Bipin, whose first time shot rippled the online.
Mumbai saved pushing and will’ve scored extra, however Goa goalkeeper Mohammed Nawaz made two good saves in fast succession to maintain them at bay.
Goa then hit Mumbai on the counter but once more to place the sport to mattress. A speedy transfer noticed Boumous slip Coro by means of on objective and he expertly scored previous Amrinder Singh to make it 4-2.
Mumbai had been dealt the killer blow within the 87th minute when Coro’s tried shot was blocked away. It fell for Lenny Rodrigues who slammed a cross which deflected off Rafique into the objective.