Mumbai City FC registered their second consecutive win in the seventh season of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) by beating SC East Bengal (SCEB) 3–0 at the GMC Stadium in Bombolim here on Tuesday, thanks to the brilliant two cheeks of forward Adam LeFondre. Of.
After losing to Northeast United in the first match, Mumbai defeated FC Goa with 10 players in the second match for about 70 minutes. Mumbai has now reached the first position in the numerical table with six points. On the other hand, SC East Bengal, playing in the ISL for the first time, has suffered their second consecutive defeat. In his first match, he lost to ATK Mohun Bagan in the Kolkata derby. He is at the bottom of the table of 11 teams.
In his third match for Mumbai, Adam LeFondre scored the first in the 20th minute and the second in the 48th minute on penalties. Apart from them, Hernan Daniel Santana scored the team’s third goal in the 58th minute. The match started on a disappointing note as East Bengal captain Daniel Fox was injured in the second minute. After treatment, Fox wanted to continue playing, but could not.
In the seventh minute Fawkes went out and Mohammad Rafiq was taken inside. Taking advantage of all this, Mumbai made a brilliant attack in the ninth minute, but were thwarted by East Bengal goalkeeper Debjit Majumdar. Substitute Rafiq made a move in the 20th minute in return but Mumbai goalkeeper Amarinder Singh was careful. Lefondre scored in the same minute to put Mumbai ahead 1-0. In the 34th minute, Balwant Singh and Rafiq tried to open their team’s account with a shared effort, but this time too Amarinder was careful. After this, the two teams struggled for goals for the next 17 minutes but no one got success.
In search of the first success, East Bengal lost their captain at the beginning of the first half and gave penalty in the beginning of the second half. The referee made the decision when goalkeeper Debjit dropped Hugo Boumos in the penalty box in the 48th minute. Mumbai did not let the opportunity go by hand and scored the second goal to make it 2–0. Lefondre scored his second goal of the season on penalties. Mumbai got their fourth yellow card in the 53rd minute. This time Ahmed Zhao joined the referee book.
However, Mumbai did not see any difference in these things, as she wanted to score another goal. In the 58th minute, the Mumbai players pushed and scored the goal to make it 3–0. Hernan Daniel Santana scored the third goal for Mumbai. Hernan scored the goal on a freekick, with Hugo Boumos also assisting. Boumos has so far assisted 19 in the ISL.
Mumbai’s Mandar Rao Desai, playing his 100th match in the ISL in the 62nd minute, received the yellow card, which was Mumbai’s fifth yellow card of the match. In the 67th minute, JJ Lalpekhlua of East Bengal landed in an ISL match after 642 days. In the 83rd minute, Mumbai made three changes. The match then moved to Injury Time, where Mumbai maintained their 3–0 lead to register their second and big win of the season.