MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh’s goal; MCFC go fourth

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC will have a sigh of relief after crawling back in the top 4. At one…

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh's goal; MCFC go fourth
MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh's goal; MCFC go fourth

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC will have a sigh of relief after crawling back in the top 4. At one stage, it looked very difficult but they came back strong in the second half and were rewarded with a goal through Bipin Singh. hile SCEB continued to ask questions, their best opportunity came with a bicycle attempt by Raju Gaikwad but some outstanding keeping from Mohamad Nawaz kept them in the lead. The top 4 place keeps on shuffling and MCFC will be very happy they got all the points from here, helping them get back to winning ways and onto the 4th spot. Follow all the ISL 2021-22 LIVE Updates only on InsideSport.IN

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh’s goal; MCFC go fourth

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal

Defending champions Mumbai City FC went back into contention for a semi-final spot with a narrow 1-0 win over SC East Bengal in the 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda.

A solitary goal by Bipin Singh was the difference, whose individual brilliance helped Des Buckingham’s men climb up to fourth place with 28 points. SC East Bengal made a spirited start after Mohammad Nawaz had to make an early save from Mahesh Naorem’s powerful drive. A few minutes before the half-hour mark, Thongkhosiem Haokip found himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper but a poor first touch denied him a scoring opportunity. His calls for a penalty fell on deaf ears following a faint touch from Mourtada Fall tripping him inside the box.

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh's goal; MCFC go fourth
MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh’s goal; MCFC go fourth

Despite dominating more of the ball possession, the Islanders could only muster up two shots on target in the first half. The lack of clear scoring chances kept their attackers frustrated as SCEB defended resiliently and played on the counter. It was an intriguing first half but a lack of quality in the final third meant both sides went into the halftime break on equal terms.

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC go fourth

Mahesh began the second half in a similar fashion to the first, by forcing Nawaz into a save in the goal. Then, Igor Angulo miscued a tap-in from 10-yards away on the other end which shocked everyone on the pitch. The deadlock, however, was finally broken by a precise and powerful finish by Bipin Singh from outside the box. His left-footed strike beat the goalkeeper on his near post.

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh's goal; MCFC go fourth
MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh’s goal; MCFC go fourth

A moment of magic was witnessed on the stroke of the 80th minute when Nawaz made a point-blank save from Raju Gaikwad’s overhead attempt. Connecting with the rebound, Fran Sota volleyed his shot above the crossbar to his frustration. The fourth official added four minutes for stoppages and MCFC saw them out with a collective defensive effort to collect the three points.

Mumbai City FC take the field against FC Goa in their next outing at the Athletic Stadium on Saturday while SC East Bengal face NorthEast United in a battle of the bottom-dwellers at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Monday.

MCFC beat SCEB LIVE: Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal; Mumbai City edge out on a narrow win against East Bengal courtesy of Bipin Singh’s goal; MCFC go fourth

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