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.