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As it happened: FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC, ISL Match 39

As it happened: FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC, ISL Match 39

Thongkhosiem Haokip and Dudu scored brilliant hat-tricks as FC Goa thumped Mumbai City FC to register the biggest win in Indian Super League history.

Full time: Haokip and Dudu score hat-tricks as FC Goa thrash Mumbai City FC 7-0.

What a night for FC Goa and ther strikers! Thongkhosiem Haokip scores his third of the night. Mumbai City FC are facing the biggest loss in the ISL by any team.

Goal! Haokip also scores a hat-trick. FC Goa 6-0 against Mumbai City FC.

78 mins: FC Goa are in firm control of the game and are now content with keeping the ball. Mumbai City FC have dropped their shoulders now. Can they stop the onslaught from the Gaurs?

75 mins: The first 15 minutes of the second half have belonged to the home team. They had 3 crosses and 3 shots which puts them ahead in the attack index with 61%.

Goal! Dudu scores a hat-trick. FC Goa now lead 5-0 against Mumbai City FC.

Joffre lobbed the ball towards the far post where Thongkhosiem Haokip was at hand to tap the ball into the back of the net. Subrata Paul could have done better as he had a chance to grab the ball from the air as it was heading to the Goa striker. Haokip made no mistake as he gleefully slotted the ball past the keeper to make it 3-0. Mumbai City will need a miracle to get back into the game from this position.

GOAL! Haokip scores his second goal in the 53rd min as FC Goa take 3-0 lead against Mumbai City FC.

48 mins: The second half is underway. Kuttymani comes on to replace Lalchhuanmawia Fanai. An attacking change made by Nicolas Anelka. Can he inspire his team back into the game?

The second-half kicks off.

Half-time: FC Goa 2-0 Mumbai City FC.

GOAL! Dudu scores in the 42nd min to make it 2-0 for FC Goa against FC Mumbai City.

GOAL! Haokip scores the 100th goal of ISL 2 in the 34th min to give FC Goa 1-0 lead against Mumbai City FC.

25 mins: Another counter attack chance for the visitors goes to waste. This time, there was a freekick to Goa deep in the Mumbai half but the ball was cleared. There was a break on as Nicolas Anelka freed Keegan Pereira with a superb through ball. The winger managed to get ahead of the defenders and looked to be one on one with the keeper. Just when it mattered, the Indian lost his footing and took a tumble.

13 mins: Romeo Fernandes has an opportunity to go for goal as the ball falls nicely to his right foot outside the box. Instead, the winger dribbles towards the right flank and tries to send in a cross. His delivery is weak and it gets cleared out of danger with ease. The winger should have attempted a shot when he had the chance.

8 mins: Raju Gaikwad sends a mighty long throw into the box from the right. The Mumbai City FC defense manage to clear the danger but only to the path of Joffre. The midfielder goes for goal with a left-footed volley but it fails to find a way past the bodies in the box. FC Goa are piling on the pressure right from the word go.

4 mins: We're underway and its FC Goa who begin proceedings with the kick off. Mandar passes the ball to Joffre on the left flank, the latter tries to send in a cross but it is too close to the keeper. FC Goa have started strongly.

The match kicks off.

6:10pm: We come into this game with 99 goals scored so far. Last year, Romeo Fernandes was on the mark to score the 100th goal of the season. This year, with the likes of Anelka, Sunil Chhetri and Nicolas Anelka featuring in the match, it will be interesting to see who will score the 100th goal of the season. Can Romeo Fernandes repeat the feat or will it be a new name? We will find out soon enough.

6:05pm: Goa have not been able to beat Mumbai City FC in any of the three matches played between the two. The two teams faced off in ISL season 1 twice, no goals were scored in either game as both the sides played out a goalless draw home and away. This season when Mumbai City hosted the Gaurs, they managed to secure all three points courtesy of goals from Chhetri and Piquionne. The duo will be hoping that they can once again turn up the goods and deliver for their team in a bid to go top of the table.

FC Goa would be looking to maintain their top position when they take on Mumbai City in an Indian Super League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday.

FC Goa have been scintillating this season having lost only two of their nine games. Interestingly one of the loss was against tonight's opponent, so in some ways, this will be a redemption match for Zico and his men.

Mumbai City FC and FC Goa are separated by four teams in the league table but a victory for the visitors will propel them to the top of the lot. Such is the nature of the league, all the teams are so very close to each other that a single point won or dropped can make a remarkable difference to the league table.

first published:November 17, 2015, 18:14 IST