Odisha FC ended their 4-game winless streak as they to toppled defending champions Mumbai City FC 4-2. The Kalinga Warriors blew away the defense of the table toppers with flair and lethality.
The win narrowed their deficit to one point from the top 4. Meanwhile, Mumbai City FC have recently encountered some rocky road. This defeat cuts their 3 point lead at the top. Hyderabad FC (2nd), do have a game in hand as well.
Odisha FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Kiko Ramirez
Goalkeeper: K. Singh (7.5/10)
Defenders: H. Antonay (6.5/10), H. Rodas (6.5/10), V. Mongil (6.5/10), S. Panwar (5/10)
Midfielders: T. S. Moirangthem (7/10), J. Mawihmingthanga (9.5/10), Vanmalsawma (6/10), N. Kumar (6/10)
Forwards: J. Hernandez (9/10), A. Cabrera (8/10)
Substitutes: Jonathas (7.5/10), L. Krasniqi (7.5/10), P. Ramfangzauva (6/10), Lalruatthara (6/10), Lalhlimpuia (N/A)
Mumbai City FC: Player Ratings
Coach: Des Buckingham
Goalkeeper: M. Nawaz (5.5/10)
Defenders: A. Ranawade (6/10), M. Singh (5.5/10), R. Bheke (6.5/10), M. Desai (6/10)
Midfielders: Lalengmawia (6/10), A. Jahouh (8.5/10)
Forwards: Cassinho (8/10), B. Singh (7/10), I. Angulo (7/10), R. Fernandes (6/10)
Substitutes: M. Desai (6/10), G. Singh (6/10), Ygor (6.5/10), B. Inman (6/10)
Player of the Match :
Jerry Mawihmingthanga’s all-round performance saw him win the Hero of the Match award. The Indian winger hit form just when Odisha needed it. He scored a brace and bagged an assist to script an incredible second-half comeback for his side.
Mawihmingthanga was at his creative best as he created 3 chances for his teammates. He also helped out his full-back by tracking back and making 2 recoveries.
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