ISL 2020-21: Big disappointment for East Bengal, Mumbai City FC thrash debutants by 3-0

Mumbai City FC vs SC East Bengal Full Time Score: 3-0; After taking a slender lead courtesy Adam le Fondre in the first half, Mumbai City came out and scored another in only three minutes after the interval. Adam le Fondre slotted in the penalty which Hugo Boumous won. Ten minutes later, in the 58th minute, MCFC scored another through Hernan Santana and became the first team to score three goals in a match this season. They continued in the same vein post that as well, outplaying the visitors in all departments and making it two consecutive victories. The Islanders go to the top of the table, leaving SC East Bengal with no points after two games. Finally, this MCFC side has performed to its potential

Hugo Adnan Boumous gets the DHL Winning Pass of the Match, he also took home the Hero of the Match Award.

Sergio Lobera, “I am happy with the result, three important points, Not happy with our play. We need to improve a lot of things, We need to work and improve our level to play in our style. [Ogbeche?] He is a big player and an important player for us. I think  he can help us a lot on and off the pitch, it’s not easy as a coach to leave him out, a problem for me. But his attitude is amazing.”

Some damning comments by SCEB coach Robbie Fowler, “[Positives?] Probably wasn’t more. We are a new team, who are learning. Lot of  players who can do better. But we are showing glimpses. Defensive errors cost us. Players dragged out of position and some silly mistakes. [Reaction to defeat?] I am devasted myself. I hope players are hurting more than me. We have to go again in 4-5 days. We are still coaching players, some Indian players look like they havent been coached before. We are teaching intricate passing. We have to learn pretty quick. We have to be better. [On goals conceded through right flank, need for reinforcements] I will love to have them in all areas of the park in all honesty but I can’t complain because we have what we hAve. Individual errors have cost us. Ball over the top in the first game and same again today. When you make errors against a quality side you get punsihed. Two goals conceded were our mistakes. We have to work and try to lift them.”

Here is the ISL 2020 Updated Points Table
Club P W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Mumbai City 3 2 1 0 4 1 3 6
2 ATK Mohun Bagan 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 6
3 NorthEast United 3 1 0 2 4 3 1 5
Chennaiyin FC 2 1 0 1 2 1 1 4
4 Hyderabad FC 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 4
6 Bengaluru FC 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 2
7 FC Goa 3 0 1 2 3 4 -1 2
8 Kerala Blasters 3 0 1 2 2 3 -1 2
9 Jamshedpur 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 1
10 Odisha FC 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1
11 SC East Bengal 2 0 2 0 0 5 -5 0