It was a rather silent night for most of Indian players on the field.
Mumbai City FC secured their first home victory of the season, thanks to a brace from Modou Sougou against Hyderabad FC. The game heated up due to a couple of injuries, some time-wasting by the players and a lot of drama that took place on the touchline.
An equalizer for Hyderabad in injury-time was ruled out for offside. Here, we rate the Indian players who took part in this game:
Mumbai City FC
Amrinder Singh – 6
Amrinder had the backing of a very formidable backline . He didn’t have much to do for a major portion of the game, especially in the first half.
He was in trouble a couple of times though. Firstly, through a couple of close headers and then a direct shot from Marcelinho, that hit the crossbar in the second half.
Pratik Chowdhary- 5.5
Pratik put in a couple of solid tackles in the initial phase of the second half. He covered well for Sarthak Golui, who was having a bit of an off day at right-back.
Chowdhary was culpable of being out of position on some occasions, as Mato Grgic tried to keep the defensive line intact.
Sourav Das- 5.0
Sourav did fairly well for a player who got his first start of the season as the screening midfielder. His movement was pretty accurate in the deeper midfield position, but he did struggle to follow the pattern of attacking moves sometimes.
Das could have been more alert with respect to covering the attacking moves that took place from the flanks in general.
Raynier Fernandes- 5.5
Raynier had a pass accuracy of 72% as he completed 21 passes while playing in a slightly deeper position. However, he did slot into the inner channels from the right at times. He put in a lobbed pass that Serge Kevyn was unable to head into the back of the net.
Subhasish Bose- 7.0
Subhasish Bose delivered an impressive performance, as his defensive work was tidy and his ball-control garnered immense applause from the fans. His passes to release the likes of Diego Carlos demonstrated how comfortable he generally is with the ball at his feet.
Sarthak Golui- 4.0
Sarthak failed to live up to the expectations that one had developed off him through his promising performances on the right flank in the last few games.
Right from the very start, he was being taken on very conveniently and prominently faced problems when confronted by Marcelo in the early parts of the second half.
He earned a yellow card in both halves and was sent off.
Bidyananda Singh- 6.0
Bidyananda did well in patches, but faced some criticism for taking his time with a possible cramp in the second half. However, his pass that released Sougou for the second goal was an absolute peach.
Souvik Chakraborty- 4.0
Souvik was brought on to fill in at right-back after Golui got sent off. He failed to block Ashish Rai’s cross for Hyderabad’s goal and was visibly disgruntled after that.
Hmingthan Mawia- N/A
The player just spent eight minutes on the field and failed to leave a mark.
Kamaljit Singh- 4.0
Kamaljit hasn’t been at his best for quite some time now and his bleak form continued. This was especially apparent through Sougou’s second goal, when he failed to position himself and was outdone by a chip from the right edge of the box.
Adil Khan- 4.0
Adil Khan clearly looks out of sorts playing in an advanced position. He moved around quite a bit and was successful in destroying a couple of attacking moves. But, when it comes to controlling the pace of the game from midfield, he isn’t the best-suited to carry out that task.
Gurtej Singh- 4.0
Gurtej was responsible for letting Diego Carlos’ cross in for the first goal and thereafter, he failed to keep up with the proceedings as the game progressed.
Probably, Kevyn’s substitution allowed him the breathing space in the last quarter of the game, as most of Mumbai’s attacking moves came through Sougou from the right flank.
Rohit Kumar- 3.0
Rohit Kumar had a completely listless game and was later taken off in the second half. Rohit completed merely 16 passes and put in a tackle and a clearance.
Nikhil Poojary- 6.5
Nikhil completed 32 passes with an accuracy of 64%, but he was brilliantly involved in the defensive half with nine clearances to his name and was able to intercept the ball on a couple of occasions too.
He also put in a tackle and a block each and was one of the better players for Hyderabad.
Ashish Rai- 7.0
Ashish Rai was tormented for a major part of the game, but he also seemed to be someone who was adept at giving it back adequately whenever a chance arose.
He created four chances, including the assist for Bobo’s goal and was successful in putting in five tackles along with six clearances as well.
Shankar Sampingiraj- N/A
Shankar came onto the field and went out within a really short span of time, possibly due to an injury.
Robin Singh- 4.0
Robin played on the right flank and didn’t do anything of note.