Bengaluru FC scored twice in injury-time to prevail over the Kerala Blasters in the southern derby at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on Thursday.
Winning their 13th match in the debut Indian Super League (ISL) season, gave Bengaluru a winning percentage of 72.2%, the best ever in the 22 year old history of Indian football’s top tier.
Previously the record was held by two I-League teams from Goa, Karim Bencherifa’s Salgaocar FC and Armando Colaco’s Dempo SC. Their winning percentage was 69.2% during their league winning campaigns in 2010-11 and 2011-12 respectively.
Bengaluru’s top scorer Miku struck the first goal, his 14th of the season in the 91st minute after running onto Daniel Segovia’s flick and finishing into the far corner an exceptionally controlled shot from a tricky angle.
With extra time afforded him, Udanta Singh smashed a left-footer past Paul Rachubka in the 94th minute.
On Friday the FC Pune City came from behind twice to play out a 2-2 draw against Delhi Dynamos at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
For Delhi it was their last Indian Super League clash of the season which they ended in eighth spot with 19 points from 18 games.
The hosts earned a penalty in the 10th minute which skipper Kalu Uche calmly slotted into the net to put his side ahead.
Pune equalised 3 minutes later after Alfaro stepped up to score from a spot kick after a defensive error from the Dynamos backline.
In the 34th minute Uche scored a brace after being set up by midfielder Nandhakumar to once again put the home ahead.
It looked like Pune were heading for their third straight win before a late penalty helped Pune take a point home from their last game of the regular season.
Pune end the season with 30 points and are assured of a play-off spot.