Mumbai City’s Victory Over East Bengal Marks Return to Form

Mumbai City Overpowers East Bengal in 1-0 Victory: Guarrotxena Secures Win

Mumbai City secured a commanding 1 – 0 victory over East Bengal at the Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday, 13th February. The visitors dominated possession and had numerous scoring opportunities, while the hosts failed to register a shot on target. The lone goal of the match was scored by Iker Guarrotxena, making his first start in the ISL.

East Bengal, coming off a five-game winless streak, faced Mumbai City, aiming to bounce back from a recent loss. The visitors controlled possession early on, with Guarrotxena coming close to scoring in the 5th minute. Despite a few counterattacks from East Bengal, Mumbai City broke the deadlock in the 25th minute through Guarrotxena’s goal.

Guarrotxena nearly doubled the lead, hitting the crossbar, but an offside decision spared East Bengal. Mumbai City continued to threaten with crosses, maintaining their lead into halftime through patient buildup play. The second half saw East Bengal pushing for an equalizer, but Mumbai City’s defense held firm.

Mumbai City had several chances to extend their lead in the second half, with Lallianzuala Chhangte missing a crucial opportunity in the 90th minute. As the game entered injury time, Mumbai City goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa made a vital save to preserve the lead. The final whistle confirmed Mumbai City’s victory over East Bengal.

With this win, Mumbai City climbed into the top four of the league standings, while East Bengal remained in 10th place. Despite concerns about their form, East Bengal’s defense held up against Mumbai City’s attacks. Mumbai City’s new signings, Guarrotxena and Thaer Krouma, made a positive impact, contributing to the team’s success.

Overall, Mumbai City will be pleased with the result as they continue their season, while East Bengal will need to regroup to improve their position in the league. Fans can expect more exciting football action as the season progresses. Stay tuned to IFTWC for further updates on Indian Football.

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