Friday, June 9, 2023

ISL: Mumbai FC vs Hyderabad FC encounter ends in 1-1 draw

The blockbuster encounter between Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC ended in a 1-1 draw at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday, February 4, reports Sports Keeda.
The Nizams pressed high early in the game, looking to close down space and reduce time on the ball for the Islanders. The game was an intense tactical battle, with both sides neutralizing each other.
However, the home side took the lead in the 23rd minute. Nikhil Poojari was deemed to have handed the ball inside the box and Jorge Pereyra Diaz converted the resulting spot-kick.
Towards the end of the half, controversy stuck, as Sanjeev Stalin appeared to have held Rohit Danu, who was through on goal. But the referee didn’t budge into any appeal from the visiting side. The half ended with Mumbai City FC leading by a goal to nil. Manolo Marquez’s team talk at halftime seemed to have worked as his side started picking momentum in the second half. Their pressure paid dividends as Hitesh Sharma equalized in the 65th minute.
The game was chaotic in the last quarter, but both sides failed to score a winner. It ended in a stalemate and on that note, let’s look at how Mumbai City FC fared against Hyderabad FC.


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