The Islanders now have consecutive four-goal margin victories.
Mumbai City decimated Bengaluru FC 4-0 in the ISL 2022-23 fixture, courtesy goals by Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Lalengmawia Ralte, Bipin Singh and Lallianzuala Chhangte to record a thoroughly dominating victory against Simon Grayson’s men. The Islanders were incredibly flawless on a night against a hapless Bengaluru setup whose miseries only look to be compounding with every passing week.
Without further ado, let us have a look at the player ratings for both the teams from the game:
Mumbai City (By Tarkesh Jha)
Phurba Lachenpa – 5.5
Lachenpa had a fairly solid outing. He was barely tested by the Bengaluru FC forwards and nearly fumbled an easy collection that could have led to a goal in the first-half.
Rahul Bheke – 6
Bheke recorded a solitary tackle, interception and clearance each and the captain capped off another convincing performance to secure a clean sheet for the side.
Rostyn Griffiths – 6
Griffiths was alert to commit into some last-ditch challenges that helped save Mumbai City’s day especially in the first 45 minutes. Overall, he was composed enough to keep things tidy at the back.
Mehtab Singh – 6.5
With 10 clearances and two interceptions, the centre-back continued his rich vein of form and further cemented his spot at the centre of the defensive line.
Vignesh Dakshinamurthy – 6
The left-back optimized his first start of the season by putting in a very tenacious defensive shift. He was unafraid to put his body on the line and cleared his lines well to make a case to feature more regularly in the playing XI.
Lalengmawia Ralte – 7.5
The midfielder played in a more advanced role right from the offset. He took a shot early on, frequently got into the box and scored a goal with a neat finish to round up one of his better performances of the campaign. He was also adjudged the man of the match!
Ahmed Jahouh – 6.5
Jahouh was as critical as ever with his quick transitions and cross-field passes that set the tone of Mumbai City’s gameplay from the very beginning of the game. He put in 10 tackles, three clearances and two interceptions to prevent Bengaluru from dictating the tempo of the game from the centre of the park.
Lallianzuala Chhangte – 7
Chhangte started steadily but grew into the game in the second-half. He made some dashing runs, put in a few good crosses but most importantly netted in the 74th minute to further his imperious goal-scoring touch.
Greg Stewart – 7
No goals or assists, but Greg Stewart again was the lynchpin who led Mumbai’s dominant moves upfront. He showcased tremendous dexterity in tricky situations to retain possession of the ball and put in some incisive balls that led to Mumbai’s goal-fest against Bengaluru.
Bipin Singh – 7
Bipin was more decisive with his deliveries and attacking moves on the left flank tonight. He bagged a goal and linked up fluently with his fellow forwards to stamp Mumbai’s authority in the proceedings.
Jorge Pereyra Diaz – 8
Diaz pretty much put in his best performance of the campaign so far. He was energetic right from the start, pressed incredibly well and scored Mumbai City’s opener in a similar fashion. One of his goals was ruled offside but he also got an assist to his name to put the lid on an absolutely phenomenal outing altogether.
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Vinit Rai – 5
Rai was introduced to infuse some fresh legs in the midfield towards the end of the game. Mumbai City simply rallied along the momentum for the better part of his stay on the field though.
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Bengaluru FC (By Sathvik Bharadwaj)
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu – 6
Sandhu began the game with assured distribution. He held onto Stewart’s shot. But he was powerless to stop the goals. Gurpreet registered a good low save from Apuia in the second half.
Namgyal Bhutia – 6
Bhutia was shaky in possession. He put in a delicious low cross in the fourth minute. He was a ready outlet down the right and at the same time was alert to Bipin’s movement and crosses. Bhutia got a touch to Stewart’s cross before the ball fell to Apuia (this led to the second goal). He lost the ball to Jahouh for MCFC’s fourth. He had 77 touches, the most among anyone on the pitch.
Sandesh Jhingan – 4
Jhingan defended one on ones against Pereyra Diaz competitively. He was found lacking from direct crosses. He did well to disrupt Stewart to prevent an easy third goal. However, his shambolic attempt to play the high line resulted in Mumbai’s third goal. Jhingan should have cleared the ball when he had the chance for Chhangte’s goal. No communication with Alan Costa was witnessed throughout.
Alan Costa – 3
Costa gave the ball away under no pressure with a couple of horrendous touches, handing Diaz the opener on a plate. He should have been tighter to Apuia for Mumbai’s second goal, but was horribly out of position. The Brazilian was at fault for the third goal as well. He ended the game with a pass accuracy of 93%.
Naorem Roshan Singh – 5
Roshan impressed with his step-overs and change of pace. He was caught out by Bheke’s through ball. The full-back should be more mindful of the defensive line, as he played the MCFC wide-men onside on many occasions. He registered three successful interceptions on the night.
Bruno Ramires – 4
Bruno reacted well to knockdowns and second balls. He should have got to Apuia quicker for the second goal. Again, he was at fault for not communicating. He made four successful interceptions in the game.
Suresh Wangjam – 5.5
He was alert to gaps and dangers. Suresh gave possession away cheaply on a number of occasions. He came off for Rohit. During his stay, he kept play ticking with 48 touches and delivered 38 passes with an accuracy of 87%.
Udanta Singh – 6
Udanta picked the pockets of defenders well and made accurate passes in the final third. He took a shot with his left foot from Roy’s through ball but it went straight to Lachenpa. He had time and space to take a shot after a MCFC mistake just before half time but instead, played a wayward pass out wide.
Udanta recovered to whip an expert cross into the box. He displayed flashes of his pace in the second half along with some good touches and turns late in the second half. He was unlucky not to have scored after his shot ended up on the roof of the net.
Javi Hernandez – 5.5
Javi played in a freer roaming role and picked spaces well. He took a first-time snapshot on target but was denied by Lachenpa. The Spaniard was dominated by Jahouh throughout. A 53% pass accuracy shows his difficulty in settling into a new team.
Danish Farooq 5.5
He was played out of position on the left and was the target of a collective press from Mumbai down that flank. Danish was nervy during the initial exchanges. He missed a sitter while following up from Bhutia’s long-range effort. The midfielder glanced two shots, both off target. He made way for Chhetri in the second half.
Roy Krishna – 5.5
Krishna was sharper and proactive but the first touch was not up to his standards again. He found Udanta in the 23rd minute with a stunning through ball. The Fijian had an opportunity to shoot from range early in the second half but shot over the crossbar. He was marked tightly by Griffiths but still managed to create two chances.
Sunil Chhetri – 5
Chhetri had 15 touches in 27 minutes, but could not create any opportunities for his side.