Shillong Lajong FC face relegation threat after Mumbai FC defeat

Mumbai FC beat Shillong Lajong in relegation battle
Lajong under relegation threat after defeat at the hands of Mumbai FC,
Picture Courtesy: i-League Media
Hero i-League 2015-16 Results
The Cooperage, Mumbai
17.04.2016
Mumbai FC 2-1 Shillong Lajong FC
MFC: Steven Dias(41st - Free Kick), Minchol Son(87th - Assist Steven Dias)
SLFC: Fabio Pena(56th - Penalty)

Mumbai FC claimed a vital victory over Shillong Lajong as relegation battle runs down to the wire in the Hero i-League 2015-16. Minchol Son scored the winner in the 87th minute to put Khalid Jamil's side in a better position to survive for the next season.

Steven Dias gave the home side lead in the 41st minute through a superbly placed free-kick after Eric Brown was brought down near the 18-yard box. Fabio Pena scored from the spot to equalize for Shillong Lajong FC. This was after Penn Orji was illegally fouled former Indian International Anwar Ali leaving referee with no other options than pointing to the spot. The game ended 2-1 in Mumbai FC's favor.

Shillong Lajong FC occupy the last spot going into their final encounter against East Bengal and will have to put a brave effort against the Red and Golds to have any chance of survival for the next season. Mumbai FC, having 16 points will take on DSK Shivajians with the latter not under relegation threat due to corporate entry.


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