Machado, Raynier score as Mumbai condemn Jamshedpur to first home loss

Mumbai City FC picked up another win away from home in Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 after a 2-1 victory over Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Thursday. Paulo Machado gave Mumbai the lead before Tiri headed in an equaliser for Jamshedpur. Substitute Raynier Fernandes scored the winner 11 minutes into the second period.

  • Paulo Machado opened the scoring for Mumbai in the 15th minute with a powerfully struck freekick.
  • Tiri headed home from a corner in the 37th minute to level the score for Jamshedpur.
  • Raynier Fernandes came off the bench at the start of the second half to smash home the winner.

The home side had their first attempt at goal in the second minute when Piti ended up dragging his shot from distance across the target. Modou Sougou found Bipin Singh inside the box with a smart ball forward moments later, however, the latter failed to get a good touch on the ball. Jamshedpur then registered their first attempt on target but CK Vineeth’s shot was struck straight at Mumbai’s goalkeeper Amrinder Singh.

Both teams continued to look enterprising in attack in search of the opening goal, which eventually went to Mumbai in the 15th minute. Machado was the goal-scorer and the Portuguese midfielder broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion with a powerful freekick from a tough angle that beat Subrata Paul at his near post.

Jamshedpur responded and came close to drawing level in the 28th minute when a blocked Vineeth shot came to Piti at the edge of the box. The Spaniard unleashed a venomous effort, however, his shot was inches wide of goal. Farukh Choudhary then went agonizingly close after being put through on goal with a brilliant pass from Tiri. Farukh’s shot, though, trickled just wide of the target to the disappointment of his teammates and the home fans.

The hosts eventually equalised in the 37th minute after Piti whipped in a quality corner to the far post for Tiri to power home with his head. Jamshedpur tried to take the lead and played with confidence after their goal but neither team could add to the score before halftime, making it 1-1 at the break.

Jamshedpur’s first shot in the second period was a direct attempt at goal by Piti from a freekick. His shot, though, was parried away by Amrinder. However, just like the first half, it was Mumbai that went in front after Sougou laid off a Machado pass perfectly on the edge of the area for super-sub Raynier to slot home with a first-time finish.

The hosts should have been level just after the hour mark after some good interplay between Farukh and Vineeth led to a good opportunity for the latter to score. Vineeth managed to get his shot on target but Amrinder got down low quickly to make the save and protect the Islanders’ lead.

Jamshedpur had more of the ball for the last half an hour of the game without managing to create too many clear-cut goal-scoring chances. They continued to pile the pressure on Mumbai in search of another equaliser but the Islanders managed to hold on to claim another three points on the road.

Hero of the Match – Paulo Machado

Machado led by example for Mumbai and scored the opener for the Islanders. He was involved in the buildup to their second goal as well and also made four successful tackles, three blocks, one interception and a clearance.

AWARDS

Club Award – Mumbai City FC

Maruti Suzuki Limitless Player of the Match – Raynier Fernandes

DHL Winning Pass of the Match – Modou Sougou

ISL Emerging Player of the Match – Farukh Choudhary

Hero of the Match – Paulo Machado

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