Mumbai City FC rallied to eke out a 2-1 win over Chennaiyin FC and document their fourth victory on the trot within the Indian Super League right here on Wednesday.
Adam Le Fondre smashed in a 75th-minute winner after Hernan Santana (45th) had cancelled Jakub Sylvestr’s first purpose.
The Sergio Lobera’s group maintained the highest spot within the ISL desk.
It’s not typically that Lobera makes many modifications to his beginning eleven. But on Wednesday, 4 modifications had been made to the Mumbai City beginning line-up with Le Fondre and Santana beginning the sport. Amey Ranawade and Raynier Fernandes had been the opposite two to return in.
Csaba Laszlo opted for a double change to the group that misplaced to Bengaluru FC. Fatkhullo Fatkhulloev and Germanpreet Singh began the sport for Chennaiyin FC instead of Esmael Goncalves and Anirudh Thapa.
Chennaiyin FC had an ideal begin and would have been forward within the second minute if it was not for Sylvestr lacking a sitter. Rafael Crivellaro delivered an ideal nook which was flicked in by Enes Sipovic and located Sylvestr, who missed the goal.
Mumbai weren’t at their finest and took time to settle. But they did have their moments. The house facet’s finest likelihood got here within the 25th minute when Adam Le Fondre had a transparent sight on purpose, however his highly effective drive from contained in the field, was straight at keeper Vishal Kaith. The rebound fell to Bipin Singh, however he couldn’t utilise the chance.
Chennaiyin had been clearly the higher facet within the opening quarter creating quite a few possibilities by way of Lallianzuala Chhangte, Sipovic and Crivellaro. The Chennai-based facet took the lead within the 40th minute. Sylvestr scored in all probability the best purpose of the season.
Chhangte deserved credit score for his preliminary spadework on the best earlier than he performed a low cross from the byline to search out Sylvestr, who slotted it in.
Just when it appeared like Chennaiyin would stroll into the breather with a purpose benefit, Mumbai’s Santana had completely different plans. The Spaniard, who was unmarked on the far publish, nodded in a Hugo Boumous’ nook to revive parity.
The depth dropped after the restart however Chennaiyin continued to test Mumbai’s defence. However, Mourtada Fall and keeper Amrinder Singh had been at their finest within the second half.
Mumbai doubled the lead within the 75th minute by way of one other set-piece. Ahmed Jahouh’s lengthy free-kick was flicked in by Rowllin Borges to Boumous. The Frenchman headed into the trail of Le Fondre, who completed from shut vary.
Chennaiyin practically scored an equaliser in stoppage time, however Sylvestr’s header narrowly went extensive.