ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal Latest Updates: Le Fondre and Santana Goals, Boumous Assists Spark Life in Mumbai

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal Latest Updates: Adam Le Fondre Brace, Santana strike and Hugo Boumous help Mumbai City FC win 3-0.

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21:52 (IST)

Sergio Lobera After the Match

"I am very happy. Three very important points for us. But we need to improve a lot of things and that is my job.

"Ogbeche is a big player, very good player and person. We have become a family in these times. Ogbeche can help us a lot on and off the pitch. It is a problem as a coach to have so many players and choose the best XI. I am very happy to have players like him."

21:50 (IST)

Robbie Fowler is Dejected After the Loss

"We still learning, we are new. A lot of players can do better. We are showing glimpses. Individual mistakes cost us. Silly mistakes, the players are giving the ball away. We have got to learn quicker.

"I am devastated myself. I hope the players are as much as me. We have a game in 4-5 days and keep the heads up. Several Indian players look like they have never been coached before, in all honesty. We have to be better.

"It is what it is. We have this squad. We have done so much work in trying to get players. Individual can cost you, we know that. When you do that against quality opposition, you get punished. We will just try to lift the players."

21:47 (IST)

Adam Le Fondre's Words After the Match

"I scored two goals. I have got a good record against Robbie's team when he was in Australia in Brisbane.

"I have played all my career at No.9. I am known to get into the box. Great work by Hugo and I just finished that. Delighted to be able to finish those kind of moves."

21:44 (IST)

What Hugo Boumous Said

"Tonight was amazing. We played well, we scored three goals and kept a clean sheet. It's a great night for us.

"Both (like scoring and assisting). It is about the team.

"Hopefully (will score a goal). First we get the three points. We have to recover quickly and look at the next game. We have a lot to work on still."

21:37 (IST)

Full Time Stats

Here are the full-time statistics of the match between Mumbai City FC and SC East Bengal. Mumbai had a bit more possession than East Bengal but had much better passing accuracy. East Bengal did not have a single shot on target while Mumbai City FC were clinical scoring three goals in three shots on target.

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21:33 (IST)

Full Time! Mumbai City FC 3-0 SC East Bengal

FULL TIME! This was Mumbai City FC's game. They came with a strategy to stretch SC East Bengal's three-man defence and with Hugo Boumous in top form, they did that with ease. Boumous was at the heart of each of those goals. From assisting Adam Le Fondre for the first, to winning the penalty for the second, to getting another assist for Hernan Santana's goal, the Frenchman was a viewer's delight.

Adam Le Fondre got two goals in the bag and Hernan Santana scored a thunderous strike as Mumbai City FC finally found their groove.

21:26 (IST)

95' - Good work from Jeje! He holds off the defenders and turns around to go for goal but his shot is blocked out for a corner. Nothing really comes out of the corner but if that is what Jeje brings to the table. More momentum, more game time would do him good.

Mumbai City FC 3-0 SC East Bengal

21:21 (IST)

88' - East Bengal have not had much to offer in the second half as Mumbai City FC have sucked the life out of them. East Bengal showed better fight and intent against ATK Mohun Bagan in their first game. They have looked out of this contest ever since the second goal was scored.

Mumbai City FC 3-0 SC East Bengal

21:14 (IST)

Triple Substitution from Mumbai City FC

82' - Pranjal comes in for Borges, Cy Goddard Replaces Hugo Boumous and Farukh Choudhary comes on for Bipin Singh.

Mumbai City FC 3-0 SC East Bengal

21:02 (IST)

Mumbai City FC Substitution

70' - Adam Le Fondre leaves the field and is replaced by Bartholomew Ogbeche! Le Fondre won't get to go for a hat-trick but he comes off after scoring two very important goals for the team.

Mumbai City FC 3-0 SC East Bengal

20:59 (IST)

East Bengal Substitution

67' - Jeje Lalpekhlua comes on for Balwant Singh! This is Jeje's first appearance for East Bengal in the ISL after missing out the previous season (when he was with Chennaiyin FC) with an injury.

20:57 (IST)

Hugo Boumous Becomes ISL's Top Assist-maker

With the brilliant assist to Hernan Santana for that gorgeous third goal of the night, Hugo Boumous becomes the top assist-maker of the Indian Super League. He goes past Marcelinho with 19 assists in 45 games. Marcelinho has 18 assists in 65 ISL games.

20:53 (IST)

Hernan Santana Scores a Thunderous Goal for MCFC

58' - GOAL! Hernan Santana with a booming strike to put Mumbai City FC 3-0 up against SC East Bengal. A stunning free kick from Ahmed Jahouh towards the far post that Hugo Boumous volleys first time towards Santana, who sends it into the goal.

Mumbai City FC 3-0 SC East Bengal

20:44 (IST)

Adam Le Fondre Doubles Mumbai's Lead

48' - GOAL! Adam Le Fondre steps up for the penalty and slots it to the left of the keeper and doubles Mumbai City FC's lead. A huge, huge advantage this for MCFC! Hugo Boumous won the penalty after he was through on goal off an Ahmed Jahouh pass and Debjit tried to get the ball but ended up catching Boumous' feet.

Mumbai City FC 2-0 SC East Bengal

20:37 (IST)

Second Half Begins

The second of Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal kicks off at the GMC Stadium, a first 'home' game for Mumbai.

Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal

20:25 (IST)

Half Time! Mumbai City 1-0 SC East Bengal

HALF TIME! After 45 minutes of play, it is Adam Le Fondre's 20th minute goal, which is the difference between the two sides. Mumbai City FC were the dominant ones in terms of attacking power. Mumbai have looked more dangerous when they have gone on attack while East Bengal have had a couple of chances but they have got to be sharper in the final third and pace it up. East Bengal also suffered an injury blow early on when Daniel Fox was taken off injured. Two of Mumbai's players Mohammad Rakip and Mourtada Fall have gone into the referee's books.

20:17 (IST)

45' - Mourtada Fall is shown the yellow card for bringing down Balwant Singh from a promising East Bengal move. However, the free kick is taken straight into the wall and nothing comes out for the side from Kolkata.

Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal

20:15 (IST)

40' - Everytime East Bengal go forward, there is a bit of lack of pace and the players are slowing down the moves. However, with Mumbai City FC, as soon as they win the ball, they stretch the field and try to take advantage of East Bengal's three-man defence.

Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal

19:57 (IST)

Adam Le Fondre Scores for Mumbai City FC

20' - GOAL! Adam Le Fondre gets his second of the season with a stunning assist from Hugo Boumous. Mumbai City FC now lead 1-0 against East Bengal. It started from an East Bengal corner, which was cleared with a brilliant diagonal ball to Boumous, who took a silky touch and ran through the EB defence and with Debjit right in front of him, he passed it across to Le Fondre. Le Fondre was never going to miss that one!

Mumbai City FC 1-0 SC East Bengal

19:52 (IST)

19' - Now, Amrinder Singh comes up with a solid save at full stretch as Mohammed Rafique goes straight for goal from distance.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 SC East Bengal

19:44 (IST)

Rakip 1st to be Carded

10' - Mohammad Rakip gets into the books for a rash challenge. He is lucky to not get a red card there because his challenge was high into the knee.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 SC East Bengal

19:41 (IST)

Adam Le Fondre Denied

9' - SAVE! A powerful shot from Adam Le Fondre but Debjit Majumder makes a fantastic save. Hugo Boumous with a good run into the box and that enabled Le Fondre to come in and go for goal.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 SC East Bengal

19:40 (IST)

Rafique on for Injured Daniel Fox

7' - Mohammed Rafique comes on for Daniel Fox and East Bengal have had to make an early substitution here.

Anthony Pilkington has an open goal and he doesn't shoot thinking he was offside. There was a bit of confusion at first but he was offside.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 SC East Bengal

19:39 (IST)

Early Injury for East Bengal

6' - Daniel Fox cannot continue. He just went to the ground and has to be replaced. He gives away the captain's armband. East Bengal have made a substitute yet and they are having to play with 10 men.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 SC East Bengal

19:37 (IST)

5' - Some pace from Bipin Singh on the right flank and Mumbai City FC have a chance to push forward but Bipin's cross cannot make it.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 SC East Bengal

19:36 (IST)

Daniel Fox Injured

3' - An early challenge by Adam Le Fondre brings down Daniel Fox and the defender had to be treated at the sidelines. But he is alright to continue.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 SC East Bengal

19:35 (IST)

Match Starts

The match between Mumbai City FC and SC East Bengal, in what is Mumbai first 'home' game begins at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim. This match is going to be a battle for possession.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 SC East Bengal

19:28 (IST)

Both the teams are out in the field and the national anthem has been played. The action between Mumbai City FC and SC East Bengal will start in a few minutes from now.

18:55 (IST)

Mumbai City FC dedicate artwork to their fans and their city.

18:43 (IST)

SC East Bengal Starting XI

Here is SC East Bengal's starting line-up: Debjit Majumder (GK), Scott Neville, Daniel Fox (C), Narayan Das, Mohamed Irshad Thaivalappil, Matti Steinmann, Wahengbam Angousana Luwang, Jacques Maghoma, Anthony Pilkington, Surchandra Singh, Balwant Singh.

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal Latest Updates: Le Fondre and Santana Goals, Boumous Assists Spark Life in Mumbai

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal Latest Updates: Mumbai City FC registered their second straight win and found their groove in this one as they defeated SC East Bengal 3-0. Hernan Santana gave Mumbai City FC a 3-0 lead in the 58th minute with a thunderous strike. Hugo Boumous gets the assist, making him the highest assist-maker in the ISL. Adam Le Fondre doubles Mumbai City FC's lead with a cool and calm penalty. Hugo Boumous won the penalty after he was through on goal off an Ahmed Jahouh pass and Debjit Majumder tried to get the ball but caught Boumous' feet. Mumbai City FC lad 1-0 against East Bengal after 45 minutes at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim. Adam Le Fondre's 20th minute was the difference and it came off a brilliant move from Rowllin Borges and Hugo Boumous. Borges made a brilliant diagonal pass to Boumous, who danced up front and set it up on plate for Le Fondre. Adam Le Fondre had his powerful shot saved by Debjit early on. East Bengal had an early injury blow with Daniel Fox being substituted with Mohammed Rafique. Mumbai City FC and SC East Bengal take on each other in match No.12 of the Indian Super League 2020-21 season at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa.

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Mumbai City FC are now joint-on top of the ISL points table after recording six points from three matches. ATK Mohun Bagan are also top with six points from two games. East Bengal, on the other hand, remain at the foot of the table with no points after playing two of their fixtures.

After securing their first win of the season, Mumbai City FC will be keen to build on the momentum. The Islanders have dominated possession in both their matches, however, they have struggled to score. They have registered just one goal so far, joint least among teams who have played two matches. The Adam Le Fondre-Hugo Boumous pair will once again be key for Mumbai's attack. It remains to be seen though if Bartholomew Ogbeche gets his place in the starting XI.

Robbie Fowler's side also dominated possession in their first game and their former Norwich City winger Anthony Pilkington looked threatening in the midfield. It was lack of finishing prowess with Balwant Singh upfront that proved costly for them. Apart from Pilkington, Matti Steinmann looked strong in passes and held possession for long and even Surchandra Singh and Loken Meetei looked promising. The forward line will need to convert their chances when they clash against the Sergio Lobera-outfit.

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