Table toppers Mumbai City went three points clear at the top of the Indian Super League table with a 2-0 win against Hyderabad FC today.
While a goal from centre forward Adam le Fondre started the scoring for Mumbai, a sublime passing move capped off by left back Vignesh Dakshinamurthy’s stunning strike secured all three points and is likely to feature in every headline.
Already a goal up in the first half, Mumbai were on the front foot looking for further insurance when right back Amey Ranawade switched flanks to find left winger Bipin Singh.
While Singh was isolated on the wing, he assisted left back Dakshinamurthy who drifted inside to provide a man in the penalty area: and finished the passing move with a clinical volleyed strike with his left foot.
Once they were comfortably ahead with a two goal cushion, Mumbai City FC never looked back and calmly saw the game out till the full time whistle.
Mumbai City FC have had a great start to their Indian Super League season so far, having accumulated a total of 16 points from their seven games played.
Despite starting the season with a loss, Mumbai won their next four games in a row: only to come to a roadblock with a 1-1 draw in their last outing against Jamshedpur FC.
The Manolo Marquez managed Hyderabad FC, one of the three unbeaten teams still left in this league season before this game, were looking to cause further damage to the table toppers’ hopes of retaining their spot as they met at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco da Gama, Goa.
But it wasn’t to be: Hyderabad fell to their first loss of this ISL season so far, as Sergio Lobera’s effervescent Mumbai City side proved too hot to handle for them.