A late penalty from Adam le Fondre helped Mumbai City FC edge out FC Goa 1-0 in an ISL encounter at the Fatorda Stadium on Wednesday.
FC Goa – down to 10 men after Redeem Tlang was sent off in the 40th minute – looked set to escape with a draw, until disaster struck. Deep into injury time, FC Goa midfielder Lenny Rodrigues tried to block a header inside the box, but made contact with the ball with his outstretched hand.
Le Fondre stepped up to the spot, and converted with a low, hard strike.
Earlier, Tlang was shown the red card for a rough tackle which caught Hernan Santana above the knee. With Tlang lunging in with his studs up, referee Rahul Kumar had no option but to take tough action.
Redeem Tlang was shown a straight red card for a rash challenge on Hernan Santana. – ISL/SPORTZPICS
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