The stalemate witnessed several exceptional performances on the night.
In what was arguably one of Hyderabad FC’s most frustrating home games to watch, they were able to salvage a much-needed point against Mumbai City FC after Marko Stankovic was given the opportunity to slot him from the penalty spot in stoppage time.
The away side opened the scoring from the same situation in the first half and neither team really ever looked like scoring from there. The point means that Mumbai City will stay in 5th place, while Hyderabad FC also remain rooted to the foot of the table with just six points to their name.
Here are the player ratings from Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City FC:
Laxmikant Kattimani- 6.5
The Hyderabad FC shot-stopper guessed the right direction with the Larbi penalty in the first-half but couldn’t have done more than he actually did. Wasn’t troubled much at all.
Ashish Rai – 7
The full-back was wasteful in possession on a couple of occasions but did well to link up with Nikhil Poojari in the second half of the fixture. Didn’t create much in an attacking sense.
Adil Khan – 8.5
The big Indian centre-half was a perpetual rock at the back for the home side and deserved to get the point for the commanding performance that he put in at the heart of the defense.
Nikhil Poojari – 7
Started the game in the left-back position for some reason and gave away the penalty after he waved his arms around in the box. Switched back to the front-line in the second half and did well.
Sahil Tavora – 7.5
The midfielder played some neat passes in the first half to release some of the Mumbai pressure and really came into his own in the second period. Wasn’t able to generate that killer ball though.
Laldanmawia Ralte – 6
The winger struggled to make too much of an impact in the first-half and was correctly subbed off during the half-time break. Didn’t offer anything to increase the manager’s confidence in him.
Mohammad Yasir – 6.5
Despite some stellar effort by the energetic winger, struggled to create anything meaningful in the final third. Desperately needs to improve his final delivery into the box.
Sahil Panwar – 6.5
Came into the left-back role in Nikhil Poojari’s place for the second half and almost steadied the ship. Dealt with some of the Mumbai attacking well and didn’t offer too much space either.
Abhishek Halder – 6
The speedster picked up some decent positions in the late stages of the game but couldn’t deliver anything of quality into the box from wide.
Mumbai City FC
Amrinder Singh – 6.5
Made some excellent stops over the course of the fixture but was left out by his defence when they gave away a soft penalty in stoppage time. Was sent the wrong way by Stankovic.
Sarthak Golui – 7.5
Did a decent job getting forward on every possible opportunity but began to show signs of fatigue in the later stages. Worked hard tracking back and kept the Hyderabad attackers in check.
Pratik Choudhari – 6.5
The general lack of quality that was running through the fixture meant that the Mumbai centre-halves didn’t have an overly strenuous evening and Pratik held his position well at times.
Subhashish Bose – 7
The promising Indian full-back worked hard in an attempt to find the second goal but never really produced the killer ball. Performed his defensive duties satisfactorily though.
Rowllin Borges – 6.5
Wasn’t able to take a grip of the fixture like he usually does and was uncharacteristically wayward with his forward passing as well. Missed Raynier’s presence next to him from the start.
Sourav Das – 7
The midfielder positioned himself extremely well at times during the game and worked extremely hard helping out at the back as well. Had to be sacrificed in the second half though.
Raynier Fernandes – 7
Added a bit of energy to the middle of the park and made some neat passes as well. Wasn’t able to produce anything meaningful.
Bidyananda Singh – 6
Only had limited touches after coming on and didn’t really have the time to influence the result in any way.
Bipin Singh – NA
Didn’t have time to make an impact.