Mumbai City FC seized a thrilling 2-1 victory against the formidable Mohun Bagan Super Giant at the Mumbai Football Arena in the Indian Super League game. Their win terminated MBSG’s unbeaten streak.
It was a fiery battle, culminating in six players being sent off. The drama unfolded with Greg Stewart’s equalizer in the 44th minute and Bipin Singh’s winner in the 73rd minute. It ensured Mumbai City’s win over the Mariners despite Jason Cummings’s initial strike.
The fixture delivered plenty of action from the outset. Juan Ferrando’s squad started aggressively, leveraging Akash Mishra’s early red card in the 13th minute due to a challenge on Manvir Singh.
The Mariners exploited their chance, as Liston Colaco provided an assist for Cummings, who netted the ball in the 25th minute.
The home team rallied back with Bipin Singh’s dynamic play on the left wing. Bipin’s excellently crossed for Greg Stewart, who headed the ball past Vishal Kaith, ensuring parity for Petr Kratky’s side.
The second half witnessed a disoriented MBSG. Asish Rai’s red card in the 54th minute and Colaco’s reaction reduced the visitors to only nine men.
Empowered by this advantage, Mumbai City FC capitalized on Bipin’s attacking prowess. Bipin’s shot deflected off Anirudh Thapa and found the back of the net in the 73rd minute, securing the lead.
Mumbai City FC keeped their advantage, but faced setbacks with Vikram Pratap Singh’s dismissal with a second yellow card. The heat continued to the end of the match. Both captains – Rahul Bheke and Hector Yuste – received red cards post-game.
Still, Kratky’s squad held their ground, securing a hard-fought victory over MBSG. After three challenging games, this triumph marked the new head coach’s first ISL victory.
Brief scores: Mumbai City FC 2 (Greg Stewart 44′, Bipin Singh 73′) – 1 Mohun Bagan Super Giant (Jason Cummings 25′).