ISL 2: FC Goa thrash Mumbai City 7-0 to maintain top spot
Fatorda (Goa): FC Goa continued their dream run in the Indian Super League (ISL) second season as the hosts crushed hapless Mumbai City FC 7-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.
Thongkhosiem Haokip and MacPherlin Dudu scored a hat-trick each while Reinaldo netted in the dying minutes of the game to help the side enter the record books as they registered the biggest margin of victory in an ISL match.
With this win, the home side held on to the top position in the points table with 18 points from 10 games, having won five, drawn three and lost two.
On the other hand, after a miserable performance from the visitors, they found themselves in the sixth position with 12 points from 10 games, losing four while winning three and drawn three.
Nicolas Anelka's Mumbai side made two changes for the game, brought in Lalcchuanmawia Fanai and Sunil Chhetri for the injured Brandon Fernandes and Subash Singh.
While Mandar Dessai, Jofre Mateu and Dudu Omagbemi made their way into the starting 11, Narayan Das and the injured duo of Bikramjit Singh and Rafael Coelho were replaced for Goa.
The carnage started in the 34th minute when Haokip opened the scoring for the home side to put Mumbai in the backfoot.
From there on, there was no looking back for legendary Zico-coached side as they went on scoring one after the other to put their name in the record books.
Soon after the 34th minute goal, Dudu scored the second for the side in the 42nd minute to go into the break with 2-0 lead.
Coming into the second half, the home side went in an all attacking mode by scoring in the 52nd minute (Haokip) to take 3-0 lead.
From there on, the fourth goal (Dudu) came in the 64th minute followed by the fifth (Dudu) in the 67th minute, the sixth (Haokip) in the 79th minute and the seventh and the last goal scored by Reinaldo in the 90th minute.
Goa next face defending champions Atletico de Kolkata in an away match on November 22 while Mumbai travel to Guwahati to face NorthEast United FC on November 20.