ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City FC: Vignesh, Le Fondre Give Mumbai 2-0 Win

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City FC Latest Updates: Vignesh Dakshinamurthy and Adam Le Fondre gave Mumbai City FC 2-0 win over Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco.

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Hyderabad FC VS Mumbai City FC Football Scorecard

Match 34, Tilak Maidan Stadium, 20 Dec, 20 17:00

Mumbai City FC beat Hyderabad FC(2-0)

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18:58 (IST)

Now it is time for the second game of the night.... 

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18:54 (IST)

Full Time!

Vignesh Dakshinamurthy and Adam Le Fondre help Mumbai City FC 2-0 win against Hyderabad FC!

Strong performance from the team sitting on the top of the table and extent their lead to 16 points after 7 games. 

Firs loss of the season for Hyderabad and they stay on 9 points in the sixth spot. 

18:48 (IST)

89' - Changes for both sides

Mumbai's Vignesh Dakshinamurthy is replaced by Vikram Partap Singh.

Halicharan Narzary is off and in comes Rohit Danu for Hyderabad.

18:47 (IST)

84' - Yellow for Liston!

Liston Colaco falls theatrically inside the box with minimal contact and the referee books him for a dive. 

18:43 (IST)

83' - Another change for Mumbai

Bipin Singh is replaced by Tondonba Singh

18:41 (IST)

80' - Triple change for Mumbai!

Time for Mohamad Rakip, Farukh Choudhary and Bartholomew Ogbeche in place of Amey Ranawade, Raynier Fernandes and Cy Goddard.

18:39 (IST)

79' - Brilliant from Le Fronde!

What a move from Adam Le Fronde as he gets in on space with a dummy as he runs down the left flank.  A one-two with Cy Goddard later, he is played in behind the defence. His tries to dink the keeper as Subrata Paul rushes out of his box but his effort just ruffles the outside net. 

18:35 (IST)

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18:31 (IST)

70' - Double change for Hyderabad!

Souvik Chakrabarti and Lalawmpuia are on in place of Hitesh Sharma and Mohammed Yasir 

18:29 (IST)

69' - Yellow for Vignesh

Vignesh Dakshinamurthy goes into the referee's book as he brings down Liston Colaco just outside the box. 

Nothing comes from free-kick. 

18:26 (IST)

66' - Easy take!

Bipin Singh is in space on the left side of the penalty box and he sends a looping ball for Cy Goddard to attack and he gets his head to it. The effort is week as Goddard was falling back while he met the ball with his head and Subrata Paul collects it easily. 

18:19 (IST)

59' - Goal!

Adam Le Fondre gives Mumbai City FC 2-0 lead!

Rowllin Borges gets the ball on the left flank and finds Le Fondre with a pinpoint passm who in turn takes a touch and slots it past Subrata Paul

Le Fondre's 5th goal of the season.

18:18 (IST)

54' - Defending!

Liston Colaco is in the thick of things straight away! He gets the ball at his feet from a long throw on the right and he cuts inside, then finds Aridane Santana. Vignesh Dakshinamurthy tries to catch up with Liston and gets it away for a throw-in for the Islanders. 

18:14 (IST)

53' - Change for Hyderabad!

Liston Colaco is introduced in place of Nikhil Poojary

18:13 (IST)

50' - Fall read it right!

Nikhil Poojary gets a loose ball on the left flank and plays it to Mohammed Yasir, who tries a cross but it is cleared comfortably by Mourtada Fall

18:10 (IST)

48' - Easy for Amrinder!

Hyderabad FC on the move with a string of passes round the Mumbai defence as Asish Rai tries to cross the ball in from the right flank. It is close to Amrinder Singh, who catches the ball.

18:04 (IST)

2nd Half!

Hyderabad FC and Mumbai City FC begin again but it the Islanders who are in the lead!

There are no changes to either side for the second 45. 

17:58 (IST)

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17:49 (IST)

Half Time!

Vignesh Dakshinamurthy's smashing goal is the difference between Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC!

Hyderabad have had a few good chances and so have Mumbai, but the wonder-strike from the defender has tilted the clash in favour for the Isladers. The Nizams need to find a reply. 

17:49 (IST)

44' - 

Akash Mishra is released by Aridane Santana on the left with and the defender stries to cross to Mohammed Yasir, but his header misses the mark with only the keeper to beat.

17:41 (IST)

38' - Goal!

Vignesh Dakshinamurthy gives Mumbai the lead! What a strike!

Ahmed Jahouh's 40-yard cross-field ball finds Bipin Singh, who volleys it to Vignesh, who in turn smashed it past Subrata Paul, who just did not have a ahcne to stop that. 

17:39 (IST)

37' - Over! 

Hernan Santana is confused which foot to shoot from as he fake-shots with his right as the defender falls to the ground but his strike with his left flies over the bar. 

17:33 (IST)

32' - We take drinks break... time for the managers to get in a word with their players. 

17:31 (IST)

26' - Mumbai getting closer!

Bipin Singh gets the ball on the left flank with a superb long pass from Mourtada Fall. Bipin gets past his man sends in a cross which goes out and rattles the side netting.

17:28 (IST)

23' - Bipin's delivery not good enough

Mumbai get a free kick in a promising position on the right side of the midfield but Bipin Singh's delivery is defended out for a corner by Joao Victor at the near post. Bipin takes that too but nothing comes off it.

17:26 (IST)

21' - Easily caught.

Hyderabad are getting pummeled by a lot of attacks but Subrata Paul catches a good cross at the far post from Vignesh Dakshinamurthy down the left flank.

17:20 (IST)

18' - Yellow card!

Aridane Santana goes into the referee's book for tripping Hernan Santana. The Hyderabad forward didn't need to do that at all. 

17:18 (IST)

14' - Keeper to keeper. 

The keepers have a kick about as Subrata Paul's long ball forward goes straight to Amrinder Singh

17:14 (IST)

11' - Mistouch 

Nothing comes off the corner. 

MCFC defend the corner but the ball falls for Halicharan Narzary, but his touch is unimpressive and the ball goes out of play for a throw-in.

17:13 (IST)

10' - What a run!

What a run from Mohammed Yasir down the left flank as Raynier Fernandes tries to keep up with him. As he gets past Amey Ranawade attempts to cath up with him but his slide is misstimed Yasir sidesteps him but the ball gets away from him for a goal kick.

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City FC: Vignesh, Le Fondre Give Mumbai 2-0 Win

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Hyderabad FC vs Mumbai City FC Latest Updates: Vignesh Dakshinamurthy and Adam Le Fondre helped Mumbai City FC beat Hyderabad FC 2-0 in the Indian Super League Season 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium.

Mumbai City FC drew 1-1 with Jamshedpur FC in their previous game, while, Hyderabad FC edged out SC East Bengal in their last match of ISL 2020-21. Hyderabad FC have not beaten Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League, with loss and a draw last season.

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Manolo Marquez’s men bounced back from a run of three straight draws to maintain their unbeaten run after five games with 9 points from 5, while Sergio Lobera’s team bounced back from the opening loss to pick up wins in the next three and have 13 points from 6 games.

A win for Islanders will consolidate their position at the top of the points table, while a win for the Nizams will push them up to equal with Bengaluru FC in 3rd and a game in hand.

“Mumbai City, in my opinion, are the favourites to win the regular season,” Marquez said. “They’ve got a very good team with a lot of quality and a top coach. They play good football, are good in the high press, good in set-pieces. For me, they are one of the more difficult games that we will play.”

As tough as the challenge may be, Marquez knows he has enough firepower to come back with all three points. He will no doubt be buoyed by the form of Aridane Santana, who has netted four times in the league already.

“Of course, we will have possibilities to win the game. We can win or lose with all the teams and it depends on our performance. We’ve prepared for the game in the same way we’ve prepared for other games. Of course, we have looked at videos of the opponent. They are a team that wants to keep the ball, the same as our team. We have to be prepared to defend very well,” Marquez added.

Sergio Lobera’s team will be aiming to restore their points advantage at the top of the table, with Mumbai currently level on points with ATK Mohun Bagan. Mumbai missed creativity against Jamshedpur — their 64 per cent possession led to just four shots on target — and that is one of the aspects that Lobera will look to rectify. If Hugo Boumous, who has created more chances and registered more assists than anyone in the league so far, is fit enough to return, that will go a long way in solving that problem.

“The most important thing in the last game was the finish,” Lobera said. “Because we created a lot of chances and when you create a lot of chances, you need to score.

Like his opponents, Lobera too knows that he is in for a tough game against a tough team. “I knew the coach and the profile of the players,” Lobera said. “He (Marquez) was working in Las Palmas, the same club I was with in the past. I know his style of play.”

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