Mumbai City FC took all three points in a tight game against Chennaiyin FC, winning 1-0 after taking the lead in the final minutes. Here are the three talking points from the game.
Mumbai City FC end 7-game winless run with late goal
Vikram Pratap Singh scored in the 85th minute to give his team the lead, and ultimately win the game with very little opportunity for the opposition to find a way back in. However, Chennaiyin only have themselves to blame for not being able to take their chances and drop all points in the game against the defending champions.
Mumbai City FC had not won a single game in their last seven outings prior to today, and they are now back to their winning ways with a clean sheet to show for it too.
Below-par Chennaiyin FC struggle in key moments
Despite a number of golden opportunities created for the attackers, there was a general lack of finishing today. And the problems up front came to bite them later in the game, when their defense eventually buckled under the pressure. Their challenge for a spot in the top four also seems to be an uphill task now.
Mumbai City FC’s hopes hanging by a thread
Although they are only four points behind Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City FC’s title hopes are hanging by a thread. Their defense has not been as good as before, with Mohammad Nawaz keeping his first clean sheet in a month. And now, they will have to see out a flawless end to the season if they are to have a chance at retaining their title.