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ISL: Hume scores as Kerala beat Mumbai

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Blasters rode on Iain Humes first half strike to edge past City FC 1-0 in an (ISL) tie at the Football Arena here on Sunday.

In-form striker scored for in the 23rd minute to help the side extend their unbeaten run since the New Year to three games.

The hosts were the better team in the opening minutes and did not look like conceding before stretched his purple patch in front of goal from a free kick.

After winning a foul, the visitors took a quick free kick which set free on goal. The Canadian made no mistake to give his team the lead, converting Courage Pekuson's quick layoff with ease.

Just after the halftime break, had the best chance to take the lead but Balwant Singh missed a sitter.

defender Rino Anto's attempted clearance found Balwant in the box and he was unmarked. But forward took a tad too long to fire a shot helping Lalruatthara make a telling block.

Mumbai pressed hard for an equaliser but Kerala held on and bagged all three points.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 22:06 IST
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