Mumbai Metropolis FC grew to become the primary staff to verify a play-off berth after claiming a hard-fought 1-0 win over ATK Mohun Bagan within the Indian Tremendous League right here on Saturday.
Lallianzuala Chhangte was by on purpose twice after shaky defending from ATK Mohun Bagan, and in virtually each instances goalkeeper Vishal Kaith got here out on prime.
The house facet, despite the fact that they matched Mumbai Metropolis FC for possession and acquired almost ten photographs away within the first half, did not handle to check Phurba Lachenpa within the league leaders’ purpose.
Mumbai Metropolis FC’s relentless assault was certain to price ATKMB, and in the end it was an error by Kaith that led to the purpose.
Kaith had Chhangte’s long-range shot from a central space lined, however could not muster sufficient power along with his left arm to tip the ball vast because the guests went 1-0 up at half-time.
The house staff had a possibility within the 58th minute when Ashish Rai lower one throughout the field however Hugo Boumous’s shot was brilliantly tipped over by goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa.
Between the sixty fourth and 68th minute, notably, the hosts shored up their followers as they took 4 corners, and compelled three close-range saves in a brief span.
Boumous was on the centre of most of those performs, with out managing to search out the online. By the point he fluffed a shot over the purpose within the 78th minute, ATKMB had taken 26 photographs with out success.
Mumbai Metropolis FC held their nerve to in the end take management and see off the sport.
The win retains Mumbai Metropolis FC in first place, and with Hyderabad FC dropping two factors earlier within the week, stretches their result in 4 factors.
They face NorthEast United FC at residence on Thursday, whereas ATK Mohun Bagan keep in 4th place, solely some extent forward of Odisha FC in fifth.
They journey to play Chennaiyin FC on Saturday.