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Mumbai City FC still stands at the pole in the top position

Mumbai City tied 1-1 with Hyderabad FC to maintain their lead in the ISL standings and improve their chances of collecting the League Shield here on Saturday.

Pereyra Diaz converted a penalty kick for Mumbai City in the 23rd minute, but Hitesh equalised for Hyderabad in the 65th minute.

In the second half, Mumbai City generated chances that Hyderabad FC was able to thwart. The visitors, though, had their first huge chance in the 66th minute to equalise. Hitesh Sharma, a holding midfielder, noticed a hole to rush into between the defenders on the left side against the run of play. Mohammad Yasir passed him in from the wing, and he kept his cool to float the ball into a narrow space at the near post.

Mumbai continues to lead the ISL standings with 43 points after 17 games, seven more than Hyderabad, which has 36 points from 16 games. Hyderabad FC played the game thinking of a win that would increase their hopes of winning the League Shield, but they were stopped again but the number 1 team.

Jamshedpur FC win against Highlanders

In the other ISL encounter of the day, Jamshedpur FC defeated NorthEast United FC 2-0 in Guwahati to earn their third win of the season.

The visiting team won, thanks to goals from Ritwik Das and Daniel Chima in the first and second halves. Jamshedpur FC has 12 points after their third victory of the season, three points behind East Bengal FC in the tenth position. Boothroyd stated that the game was difficult since both teams were competing for pride.

The Red Soldiers have struggled to retain clean sheets this season, with only two so far. The Jamshedpur FC head coach feels that having a strong defence is critical to winning titles. In the 57th minute, Jamshedpur FC increased their lead when Crivellaro sent a through ball for Chukwu to nestle into the far post.

However, the victory was insufficient for Jamshedpur, who are already out of contention for the playoffs.


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