ISL 2018-19, Bengaluru FC 1-1 Mumbai City FC: 5 Talking Points
A 10-men Mumbai City FC held ISL table-toppers Bengaluru FC as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Udanta Singh's header opened the scoring for Carles Cuadrat's side with Modou Sougou scoring the equaliser for the away team with his 5th goal of the season.
The match between the two in-form teams involved 28 fouls in the match, six of them resulting in a yellow card with two of them shown to the same player.
Barely seven minutes into the second half, Sehnaj Singh, already cautioned by the referee, lunged into a senseless tackle fouling Dimas and got sent off leaving his side with only 10 players.
After the draw, both the sides ended in the top two positions in the league table with Jorge Costa's men leapfrogging Northeast United FC into the second place.
Let's look at the five talking points from the match.
#5 Amrinder Singh: First choice for the national team?
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is a great goalkeeper with excellent distribution abilities, but is often find as the guilty party when his team concedes a goal. On the other hand, Amrinder Singh commands his box well, has an assured catching ability and can take goal kicks with both his feet, as seen in the match today.
The 25-year old made many saves including a Chhetri shot at the near post seconds before the half time break.
At the start of the second half, Chhetri again got in close as his curling shot was saved by a diving Amrinder, producing one of the best saves of the season.
Xisco's powerful shot was also fended away by the Mumbai City skipper keeping his side in the game with just 15 minutes to go on the clock.
The Bengaluru FC goalkeeper has 26 caps for the national team while his Mumbai City FC counterpart has only two caps to his name. Time for a change?