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Mumbai FC beat East Bengal 2-1 in I-League

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Gabriel Fernandes drew the first blood with a bullet of a shot over East Bengal goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's stretched hands as Mumbai FC showed total domination on home turf.

In a match that saw several rough tackles, Mumbai FC's Darren Caldeira was rushed to hospital with injuries.

Mumbai FC striker Yusuf Yakubu made it 2-0 in the fourth minute of injury time before East Bengal found a consolation goal through Chidi Edeh in the final minute of the match.

The win propelled Mumbai FC to 19 points from 12 matches as they climbed one step in the I-League ladder to number five position, pushing Prayag United SC down to sixth spot.

Despite the defeat, East Bengal stay at fourth place with 21 points.

First Published: Sun, December 23 2012. 22:35 IST