Mumbai stay on top with a point, and Atletico de Kolkata move up to third behind NorthEast.
It was a fascinating contest, with the first half being clearly dominated by Mumbai and their fluid, free-moving attack. Defederico - the best Mumbai player by a mile - gave the home side a deserved lead, with a well-taken goal. In the second half, Kolkata came back strongly and as Javi Lara's influence on proceedings increased, so did the threat posed by his side. His goal came as a result of a fortunate deflection - but it was his directness that created the goal and it was well deserved. The second half was all Kolkata - and Molina's decision to take off Hume for Pearson stands vindicated.
The first points dropped, the first goal conceded for Mumbai - and the first draw in the Mumbai-Kolkata fixture in ISL history is the result.
It was a great game to cover, and it was a pleasure doing it with you guys.
Thanks for reading! Anirudh Menon signing out, goodnight
and that's the last bit of action from this absorbing match!
94' Jackichand tries to race forward but Das wells to clear...
93' Anwar Ali steps in brilliantly to break up a threatening Kolkata attack and picks his pass superbly as well to release Defederico. The Argentinian has no one in blue alongside him (certainly none ahead of him) and is crowded out
92' Mumbai finally break forward but a loose pass from Jackichand lets Douties run at a desperately backtracking Mumbai defence. Sena Ralte does brilliantly to race back and bully the Kolkata winger off the ball. That certainly has been a duel to watch this match - unrelenting in its intensity
Five minutes added on
90' Javi Lara swings in another delightful cross - but Belencoso is too slow to react to it.
89' Oh Mumbai!!! So much confusion in that Mumbai box. It was a teasing cross and the ball pinballed around that box for a good thirty seconds - it could have gone anywhere!
88' It's very temporary that reprieve and Doutie is too quick for Goian. The Romanian unceremoniously dumps him on the ground. Javi Lara stands over the ball
87' Lara swings it in again, but Doutie gets penalised for a push of sorts - there was nothing in that! Reprieve for Mumbai
86' Javi Lara swings it in dangerously, and the header is saved by the keeper. But Valpatto can only guide the ball right back into the six yard box. Pearson's eyes light up as he sees the ball bouncing towards him and hammers it at goal. Jackichand stubbornly gets in his way and it's out for another corner
85' Doutie runs down the right yet again and wins a corner. Kolkata well and truly on top!
Before the goal went in, Kotal made way for L.Ralte for Kolkata - worked like a charm didn't it
It had to be that man, Kolkata's most dangerous man has had enough of his teammates rubbish finishing - he runs straight at the Mumbai defence before unleashing a screamer that takes a deflection on its way to the back of the net
80' SUBSTITUTION for Mumbai - Anwar Ali ON, Sehnaj OFF. Smart move from the coach there, Sehnaj looked like he was losing the plot a little
79' It's still very scrappy from Kolkata, they need to get their stuff sorted right now
78' Lara crosses in from the left, but its overhit and it flies off to safety (from a Mumbai point of view)
74' Steve Pearson runs at the Mumbai defence, but his shot is well blocked. Is till cannot fathom what Hume is doing in the dugout!! Kolkata are desperately missing his industry and his runs
73' IT IS GETTING FEISTY NOW. Sehnaj Singh dives in clumsily on Javi Lara - and gets rightfully booked. It was in the middle of the field and Lara was going nowhere. Mumbai need to settle their nerves here
Halder is known to be a hardman, and hardmen collect the occasional red card - but Halder will look back at that one with deep regret.
71' RED CARD FOR PRONAY HALDER - That was his second booking, and he trudges off knowing that was a silly, silly, foul on Borja. Mumbai's lead looks very fragile right now
70' Jackichand tries to pick out Defederico but Mondal comes in with a flying header to clear. Kolkata attack and from that...
69' Oh ho ho ho Defederico. The Argentine magician twists and turns and jinks way around two midfielders. He loses out in the end but that little moment of supreme skill was delightful to watch
68' Jackichand almost gets to the end of a hopeful punt, but Debjit is out well
The Haitian international is fast, swift and direct. Exactly like his fellow substitute Jackichand. The counter is very much on now!
67' SUBSTITUTION for Mumbai - Sonny Norde ON, Leo Costa OFF
66' Valpatto is down with an injury and is getting treated. It all happened during that Doutie chance. Boy that was some chance!
63' OH MY! DOUTIE!!! OH MY!!! He misses an open goal from all of one yard! THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN 1-1! Borja goes on a rampage down the right and drills one in powerfully into the no-man zone between keeper and defenders. Doutie does well to run in between the centre-backs, but he somehow contrives to knee the ball over, when tapping it in would have been easier!!
62' SUBSTITUTION for Mumbai - Haokip OFF, Jackichand ON. What has jackichand done to his hair?? It's blonde, it's patchy, it's even worse than Micheal Chopra's!!!
61' Kolkata are passing the ball around trying to pry the Mumbai wall open, Lara gets fed up and hammers it but it's straight at Goian, Borja's shot is met by a blue wall too. Halder gets the ball at his feet, and seeing Debjit off his line tries to Beckham one in. It's not a great shot, but top marks for pluck!
59' Das flies in on Vodocz. The Hungarian is more irritated than hurt - it was just a clumsy foul from the Kolkata left back
58' Brilliant ball from Pearson to release Doutie in behind Ralte. His dangerous cross is whacked away for a corner by the big Romanian Goian! Much better from Kolkata that.
57' YAAY! SOMETHING HAPPENS FINALLY! Leo Costa has a pop from distance and it requires Debjit to dive well to his left to save
56' Kolkata are slowing it down now - with what intentions I cannot tell you - and Debjit kicks the ball straight at Halder on the half line. The Mumbai midfielder cannot find a teammate though with a pass forward.
55' Oh Kotal, that was a hideous cross from Kotal. Kolkata are pressing forward here, and Mumbai are sitting back trying to absorb the pressure.
52' Hume is stalking off the field in change uniform - there really seems to be nothing wrong with the striker! Debjit Majumber goes down clutching his hamstring after a full-blooded Pronay Halder challenge (is there any other kind). There wasn't any contact though, so I'm not sure what happened with the Kolkata keeper
A substitution that i missed out on updating you - Pearson is ON for Hume. That is a strange one.
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