Vikram Partap Singh's late winner helps Mumbai City FC sink Chennaiyin FC

Mumbai City FC left it late to beat Chennaiyin FC at the PJN Stadium in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday as they ended their winless run and reignite their semi-final hopes.

A late goal by Vikram Singh (85’) sealed a deserved victory for the Islanders who dominated the match from start to finish.

The match started off in fiery fashion. Igor Angulo had an opportunity to score the first goal of the game but underhit his shot and it was easily saved by Debjit Majumder.

MCFC continued to create chances to score, but failed to convert any of them. Lallianzuala Chhangte showed some great trickery with his feet to beat his marker and he took the shot but it was saved by Majumder.

Majumder then brilliantly punched away a free-kick by Chhangte as he defied the Islanders again.

The first half was completely dominated by Mumbai City FC as they restricted Chennaiyin FC’s attack but couldn't make the breakthrough.

The second half began just like the first, with MCFC creating most of the chances but, just like the first half, they failed to convert them.

Chhangte created another great chance for Angulo to score but he failed to connect cleanly with the ball and the chance went begging.

Bipin Singh then found himself in space inside the CFC box from a good pass by Angulo, and his shot just went wide of the post.

After 80 minutes, the Islanders had been unable to finish any of their shots in the game. But, Vikram Singh found himself at the end of a cross by Bradden Inman and slotted the ball past Debkit Majumder to put MCFC in the lead five minutes from time.

Chennaiyin FC had a great chance to equalise late on as a free-kick in stoppage time was saved by Mohamad Nawaz but it was not cleared. The ball bundled around in the box and fell to Lukasz Gikiewicz who took the shot but failed to hit the target.

This was the last action of the game as the Maharashtrian side got their first victory in 53 days. This result took Mumbai City FC up the Hero ISL table to fifth and Chennaiyin FC remained in seventh position, three points outside the top four.

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Next up for Bozidar Bandovic’s men is FC Goa on Wednesday while MCFC face off against Odisha FC on Sunday.

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