It was a hard fought game that turned ugly in the final minutes. The referee handed out 10 yellow cards and two red cards to the players as a hard fought battle broke out on the pitch and in the stands.
In the 10th minute of added time of the second half, Kerala player Milos Drincic pushed Mumbai player Mehtab Singh to the floor and things went downhill from there. As a result, Drincic, as well as Yoell van Neef, received a red card for his part in the brawl. In the end, the hosts managed to take all three points, but it was hardly a good sign for the tournament, which is celebrating its 10th season.
Earlier, despite the sweltering weather, long queues lined up outside the Mumbai Football Arena before kick-off and the number of fans who came for the match far outnumbered those of the hosts. There were surprisingly many police officers as well, perhaps because Nita Ambani and International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach were in attendance, and this ensured that the tour was held to a high standardnira. match.
However, the events on the pitch were not too interesting in the first half as both teams struggled to get into a rhythm most of the time. The clearest chance came in the ninth minute when striker Mumbai Dias received the ball from the right defender but Sachin Suresh failed to convert it from close range.
Chanting Saachinn… Sachin chanting sounded all too common in Mumbai and there were plenty of them again as the Blasters keeper remained a reliable goalkeeper.
However, the home side took control of the game around the middle of the hour and continued to build pressure from both flanks. And they were soon rewarded: Diaz poked the ball into the net after some poor play by the visitors.
Blasters started the second half more aggressively and eventually equalized in the 57th minute when Danish Farooq shot on goal from the center of the field. But the visitors’ joy was short-lived as Ralte put Mumbai ahead again in the ninth minute. It was another gobbledygook goal when the Blasters’ defenders did not ccould take control of a seemingly innocuous situation.
From that point on, it began to feel like there was more pushing and shoving between players than good game moments. Mumbai managed to do enough to hang on and after the final whistle, Coach Buckingham took his players to the corner.
Kerala, who had beaten Bengaluru and Jamshedpur in their first two matches, slipped to fourth in the points table. While Islanders, who beat North East United and drew with Odisha, moved up to the second position.
Gabriel Martinelli’s deflected strike in the 86th minute gave the Gunners their first win over City in the league since 2015 and allowed them to overtake the champions and move into second place in the table.
City lost consecutive Premier League games for the first time in five years.
City had to pay the price for an unconvincing performance as Erling Haaland was left nameless.
The only shot on City’s goal came within five minutes when Yosko Guardiola’s shot was deflected by Declan Rice.
The visitors were lucky that Matteo Kovacic twice avoided a red card and was not sent off before half-time.
Horvat received a yellow card for a lunge towards Martin Odegaard that could have resulted in a straight red and then avoided a second suspension for bringing down Rice.
Martinelli was introduced into the game by Mikel Arteta on the break looking for a spark, but Arsenal were also lifeless in attack until the Brazilian struck. at the death. at the death.
Luck favored Arsenal this time as Martinelli’s shot seemed destined for Ederson’s hands, but hit Nathan Ake in the face and deflected into his own goal.
With the win, Arteta’s side moved level on points with leading Tottenham and two points ahead of third-placed City.
– Liverpool hold on for victory –
Liverpool missed a chance to beat City by losing to Brighton.
Brighton kept the visitors at bay in the first half hour of the game.
Simon Adingra robbed Alexis Mc Allister back at the Amex Stadium and then caught Alisson Becker at fault to open the scoring.
After a bright start to the season, Brighton won just once in six matches as European soccer proved a tough test for Roberto De Zerbi’s men.
The Seagulls’ bold approach earned them plenty of plaudits, but Liverpool exploited their weaknesses and took the game to another level.d five minutes before half-time.
Brighton were twice punished for giving the ball away in their own half when Harvey Elliot unselfishly allowed Darwin Nunez to pass to Mohamed Salah to level the scores.
Liverpool’s high pressing led to a penalty when Dominic Soboslai dispossessed Pascal Gross and the German midfielder was brought down.
Salah confidently converted the penalty, but Liverpool will be asking questions about why Gross was not given a red for failing to convert a clear opportunity for ato kick a goal.
Ryan Gravenberch should have made the score 3-1, hitting the bar when the goal was left uncovered after excellent work by Soboszlaj.
That miss proved costly as Lewis Dunk equalized with 12 minutes left and Brighton should have taken all three points when Joao Pedro converted a superb chance at the end of the game.
I think it’s the right result, to be honest, said Klopp
If we had played better today we could have done serious damage to the team.em. But we didn’t. That’s how I feel – a little bit normal.
– Newcastle hangover –
After beating Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 in the Champions League, Newcastle had to settle for a 2-2 draw with West Ham.
Tomasz Soucek put West Ham ahead in the eighth minute after some brilliant play from Lukas Paquete and Emerson on the left wing.
The Wizards turned the tide of the game within five minutes around the hour markThanks to Oleksandr Isak’s double.
The Swede brilliantly converted a free kick from the penalty spot before crossing the ball to Kieran Trippier.
But Newcastle couldn’t hold on for the win as Mohamed Koudous scored his first Premier League goal.
A disappointing game for us,” Newcastle boss Eddie Howe said.
We responded really well in the second half but we are frustrated that we couldn’t get the win.
Aston Villa misses chance After a 1-1 win over Wolves, Liverpool moved up into the top four at Liverpool’s expense.
in-form Hwang Hee-chan put Wolves ahead but Pau Torres quickly equalized for Villa.