Adam Le Fondre buried the first goal from the penalty spot only in the third minute of the match, and after a while, Hugo Boumous scored from a long ball from Ahmed Jahouh who was in the other half. Boumous sprinted past the Kerala defense which was caught napping. The Frenchman slotted the ball past keeper Gomes with a calm finish.
This loss for Kerala Blasters means they are in the bottom half of the table with only six points in nine matches.
With this win against the Blasters, Mumbai claim their number one position and once again they have become the league leaders.
Mumbai City 2-0 Kerala Blasters Team News:
Mumbai City Played with the same team in the formation of 4-2-3-1. midfielder Hugo Boumous receives a yellow card which leads to a double substitution later.
V Dakshinamurthy and B Ogbeche came in for M R Dessai and A l Fondre.
Kerala Blasters also played without any changes in the team in the formation of 4-3-3.
Mumbai City 2-0 Kerala Blasters Match Analysis:
Some brilliant pressing from Mumbai led to their first goal. Vicente Gomez buckled under the Mumbai press and gave away a weak back pass which was picked up by Boumous and Costa’s tackle inside the box was deemed to be unfair by the referee and Le Fondre didn’t miss from the spot.
Boumous doubled Mumbai’s lead in the 11th minute when Jahouh’s long pass from his own penalty box found the Blasters defense out of position and Boumous maximized on the opportunity and beat Albino Gomes at his far post.
Mumbai dominated the possession, their passing was also better than the Blasters. Kerala blasters had more shots however shots on target were the same by both the teams.
Rowlin Borges: He had yet another impactful game in the Islanders midfield, orchestrating forward passes and disrupting Blasters foray into his territory.
Hugo Boumous: The reason behind both the goals, Hugo earned the penalty for the islanders and scored the second goal also.
Kerala Blasters will face Odisha FC this Thursday at GMC Stadium in another Indian Super League fixture. Mumbai’s next match is against Bengaluru FC at Fatorda Stadium this Tuesday.
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