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Substitute player Pranjal Bhumij saved the Mumbai City FC from the defeat in the Indian Super League (ISL) by scoring a goal in the second half. With this, Mumbai on Friday prevented Kerala Blasters from 1-1. When there was a threat of second consecutive defeat to the Mumbai team, Bhadraj scored a significant goal with the help of another replacement player Sanju Pradhan.
Indian winger Halicharan Narjare scored a goal in the 24th minute from Kerala. The host team playing the first match of this season on their home ground showed an aggressive approach from the start. He made frequent occasions for which he got the advantage of Narjare’s goal.
Mumbai’s team did not have any chance in the first half. Behind this, the poor performance of his midfielder was responsible. Mumbai adopted the invasion tactics but midfielders could not perform as expected. In the beginning of the second half, Kerala also pressurized Mumbai. In the meantime, Mumbai got a better chance of equalizing in the 64th minute but Arnold Echo could not roam it.