In another thrilling ISL match-up, this time it was the in-form ATK Mohun Bagan who fell 1-5 to a rampaging Mumbai City FC. Under the floodlights in Fatorda, Goa, the Mariners could hardly respond as the opposition netted five for a terrific win.
Vikram Pratap Singh (4th, 25th), Igor Angulo (38th), Mourtada Fall (47th), Bipin Singh (52nd) were on the scoresheet for Mumbai. David Williams (60th) made a cameo off the bench to bag a consolation for ATK.
Gaffer Antonio Lopez Habas fielded a similar lineup that thumped East Bengal with a strong display in the Kolkata derby. Meanwhile, Mumbai City who faced a 1-3 defeat to Hyderabad FC, made two changes.
It took just minutes for Mumbai City to open the scoring. From there, it was just a matter of how many. The title-winners bagged one after one, brushing aside Bagan’s backline. To add to the Mariners’ woes, Deepak Tangri saw red just a minute into the second period. Truly, it was the youngsters this time who showed their quality.
ATK Mohun Bagan: Player Ratings
Coach: Antonio Lopez Habas
Goalkeeper: A. Singh (5.5/10)
Defenders: P. Kotal (5/10), C. McHugh (5/10), S. Bose (5/10)
Midfielders: M. Singh (4.5/10), D. Tangri (3.5/10), L. Rodrigues (5/10), L. Colaco (4/10)
Forwards: J. Kauko (5/10), H. Boumous (5/10), R. Krishna (5.5/10)
Substitutes: D. Williams (6.5/10), P. Das (5/10), A. D. Suryavanshi (5/10)
Mumbai City FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Des Buckingham
Goalkeeper: M. Nawaz (6.5/10)
Defenders: M. Desai (7.5/10), R. Bheke (7/10), M. Fall (8/10), A. Ranawade (7.5/10)
Midfielders: A. Jahouh (8/10), Lalengmawia (7.5/10)
Forwards: B. Singh (7/10), Cassinho (8/10), V. P. Singh (9/10), I. Angulo (8/10)
Substitutes: Y. Catatou (6/10), G. Singh (6.5/10)
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
With a stunning performance, youngster Vikram Partap Singh was quite rightly named Hero of the Match. Post-match, he said: “I always believed that when I will start my first match I’ll score and today I scored. Every player gave their 100%. Because of them I scored and won the game. We knew that we didn’t perform up to the mark against Hyderabad FC. Today we played better. We are now only focusing on our performance.“
In a Mumbai City side seeing 2 changes, Vikram Singh took up Raynier’s position on the right flank. It took just 4 minutes for the 19-year-old to repay Des Buckingham’s faith. With lots of pace to burn, he chased a Bipin Singh square pass that went through a defender’s feet. Taking it on first time, Vikram fired home, megging a helpless Amrinder Singh.
The pair got their second goal 25 minutes in. Once again, Bipin Singh played provider while Vikram Pratap Singh slotted in coolly for his and Mumbai’s second of the game.
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