Going into the international break, the Islanders kept their second place in the standings intact.
On a thrilling night at the Mumbai Football Arena, home team Mumbai City FC thrashed 10-man Kerala Blasters 6-1. The game saw some fantastic goals scored by the Islanders’ foreigners. Forward Modou Sougou scored four goals in the game and Rafael Bastos and Matias Mirabaje too got on the score-sheet, while Seiminlen Doungel scored a consolation goal for the visitors.
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Here are the Indian player ratings for the game:
Mumbai City FC
Amrinder Singh- 7.0
An easy day for Amrinder against Kerala, but he was unlucky not to get a clean-sheet. Nevertheless, the custodian saved four out of the five shots that he faced to mark a great performance.
Subhasish Bose- 7.5
Subhasish had a great first half as he performed six clearances and made a couple of crucial blocks. He also produced an inch-perfect cross for Sougou inside the box, which was converted by the striker to complete his hat-trick.
Joyner Lourenco- 6.5
The defender was quite busy in the first half as he made eight clearances, two tackles and a block. Should have had done better when Doungel pulled one back for the visitors. He eventually came off to make way for Anwar Ali in the 53rd minute.
Souvik Chakrabarti- 6.5
Sauvik had a decent first half as he made a couple of great interceptions and a block too. Otherwise, he wasn’t too troubled by Kerala’s attack. He was good in the second half as well, as he performed seven clearances and four tackles.
Raynier Fernandes- 6.0
The local lad had a good first half as he contributed well in the attack. He also got an assist when Sougou scored his second in the 15th minute. Made way for Mohammad Rafique in the 68th minute. Overall, a decent outing by Raynier in his side’s win.
Milan Singh– 6.5
Milan was pretty strong in the Mumbai midfield as he performed six tackles and five blocks in the first half itself. Overall, it was a decent game by the midfielder as he made a total of eight tackles, eight blocks and three clearances.
The midfielder came on to replace Raynier in the 68th minute and maintained a 93% passing accuracy. He also helped in defending as he made a couple of tackles and clearances.
Anwar Ali- 5.5
Replaced Joyner in the 53rd minute, but wasn’t much involved in the game as he got just nine touches of the ball. Nevertheless, he did contribute in the defence as he made a couple a of clearances and an interception.
Dheeraj Singh – 5.0
The youngster was unlucky on the night as he couldn’t do anything as Sougou scored his hattrick. Though, he did make a brave save in the 42nd minute to deny Arnold Issoko. Dheeraj once again stretched out completely to keep Bastos’ 70th-minute strike from going in, but couldn’t do so as the game looked to have slipped from Kerala’s hands. He made a great effort in the 79th minute to stop Jhingan’s bad clearance from going in.
The U-17 World Cup star went on to concede his side’s sixth goal late in the 89th minute, as Matias Mirabaje completed the rout.
Sandesh Jhingan – 5.5
Jhingan wasn’t very active in the first half and he didn’t look to have much influence on the defence too. The national team player made a good block on Issoko’s cross in the 78th minute, but was lucky to have his poor clearance saved by Dheeraj.
Anas Edathodika – 6.0
Unlike Jhingan, Anas looked strong in the first half, although his side conceded three goals. Apart from making four clearances, he also kept his passes accurate with an 82% accuracy overall in the game.
Zakeer Mundampara – 4.0
Zakeer had a poor outing against Mumbai as it lasted just 45 minutes. Although, he did maintain a good 87% passing accuracy, his reckless tackle in the 34th minute earned him a yellow card first and another one in the 45th minute on Rafael Bastos eventually led to his sending off.
Sahal Abdul Samad – 6.5
Sahal played a great part in Doungel’s goal, as he was a livewire in the Kerala midfield in the first half. However, his unnecessary challenge on Subhasish in the 40th minute earned him a yellow card. Had to come off at half-time to make way for Keziron Kizito.
The forward produced a great finish in the 27th minute, as he gave a ray of hope for Kerala fans against a rampant Mumbai. He was pretty active in the attacking third in the first half. However, Seiminlen must improve his passing as he only had a 48% completion rate.
Holicharan Narzary – 5.0
Like Jhingan, Narzary too had a poor outing as he was invisible for the majority of the game. His passes too weren’t quite accurate, having a 65% completion rate.
The defender made six tackles and two important clearances in the game. But these weren’t enough for his side, as Mumbai went on to score six goals in a thrilling game.
K Prasanth- NA
Came on late in the 82nd minute to replace Lalruatthara, but the game was already out of Kerala’s hands.