ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC beat Delhi Dynamos in a 6-goal thriller

Paulo Machodo of Mumbai City FC celebrates the goal with team players during match 47 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between Delhi Dynamos FC and Mumbai City FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India on the 3rd December 2018 Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for ISL
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Mumbai City FC defeated Delhi Dynamos 4-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi in an enthralling game of football. This win takes the visitors to the ninth position with 17 points from nine games, pipping Jamshedpur FC out of the top four. Delhi Dynamos, on the other hand, languish on the bottom of the pile with 4 points from 10 games. They are still winless.

Mumbai City FC players celebrate after Raynier Fernandes scores the goal
Mumbai City FC players celebrate after Raynier Fernandes scores the goal

Souvik Chakraborty scored an own goal to give Mumbai City the lead at the 6th minute. Lallianzuala Chhangte delivered a deadly low cross from the left wing and the defender accidentally put it across his own keeper in an attempt to clear it.

Four minutes into the second half, Mumbai City FC restored their parity. Pritam Kotal handled the ball inside the box in an attempt to block it. Rafael Bastos stepped up to convert it and he didn’t disappoint his side.

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Marti Crespi made it 2-1 for Mumbai City FC by scoring an own goal twelve minutes later. Rafael Bastos could again take the credit for the goal as it was his cross that the Spaniard failed to clear. Mumbai’s joy of taking the lead was short-lived as Delhi Dynamos made it 2-2-2 three minutes later. Zuiverloon headed in Rene Mihelic’s free-kick to level things up.

The game again took a turn five minutes later as Raynier Fernandes made it 3-2 for the visitors. Rafael Bastos and Paolo Machado played a brilliant one-two before releasing the onrushing Goan who slotted the ball in an empty net.

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Mumbai City FC scored the insurance goal at the 80th minute after Arnold Issoko crossed the ball towards an unmarked Machado from the right wing. The Portuguese had the goal at his mercy. Delhi Dynamos came close to score a consolation goal at the dying minutes of the game but faltered eventually.

The scoreline remained 4-2 in the favor of Mumbai City FC. The Islanders will next take on defending champion Chennaiyin FC at Mumbai. On the other hand, Delhi will take on Jamshedpur on 12th who will be raring to make a comeback in the top four.