Bhubaneswar: Mumbai City FC came from behind against a spirited Indian Arrows to win 2-1, in the third match of the Hero Super Cup 2018 Qualifiers at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on Friday.
It was the youngsters of the Arrows side comprising mostly of India U-17 players, who had the most chances in the first half, which was otherwise bereft of too many goal scoring opportunities. Although it was Mumbai who got the first chance of the match as early as the 7th minute.
The match slowly swung towards the Arrows, with Stalin forcing a good save from Amrinder of a free-kick in the 12th minute and Deepak Tangri being stopped by Raju Gaikwad who cut down a solo foray into the box.
The Arrows were clearly maintaining their momentum in the second half with Rahul K.P latching on to a stray ball in the 56th minute but he was able to only hit it straight into Amrinder’s hands as inexperience showed. Finally, in the 76th, he outpaced Goian and placed the ball in the Mumbai’s net.
Arrows were heading towards a famous victory but the game turned on its head when a long ball on top of the Arrows box was trapped by Everton on the right and he drove into the box and in the process was felled by Ashish Rai’s leading leg resulting in a penalty. Cameroonian Emana calmly slotted it past Prabhsukan Gill to make it 1-1 in the 90th.