For most part, Goa, who had Redeem Tlang sent off in the 40th minute, weathered the Mumbai storm but were helpless when Seriton Fernandes handled the ball inside the danger zone and the referee pointed at the spot.
It was the fourth minute of the five that were added and Le Fondre kept his cool to hand Mumbai their first win in two games.
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For Goa, this would have been a hard blow. With a point to prove after former coach Sergio Lobera and several influential players’ departure to Mumbai, they had done well to keep their famed attack at an arm’s length.
They could have surged ahead themselves early in the second session, if not for double save from goalkeeper Amrinder Singh to deny Edu Bedia and Ivan Gonzalez.
Redeem’s sending off in the 40th minute for a studs-up challenge on Santana was always going to hand Mumbai the advantage.
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