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ISL: Mumbai City FC defeat Chennaiyin FC 2-0

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Local boy and scored on either side of the break as City FC defeated 2-0 in their match here on Thursday.

While 22-year-old Fernandes (27th minute) opened Mumbai's account, the lead was doubled by Sougou (55th minute) with a stunning header as the hosts with this win raced to the second position in the points table.

Earlier, both teams began on a steady note. In the 10th minute, a defensive error by Anirudh Thapa helped Sougou take control of the ball.

Sougou put a through ball for inside the box on the left but his shot didn't have enough power to trouble Sanjiban Ghosh.

However, soon after that intensified their attack and the move paid off as Raynier drew first blood.

Bastos made the run from the left side and found Fernandes unmarked at 10 yards from the penalty area. And the former player's grounder beat a diving Ghosh.

For Chennaiyin, their best chance came in the 32nd minute when beat his marker but his feeble attempt was saved and striker couldn't capitalise on the rebound.

could have gone 2-0 up in additional time, but Sougou shot's sailed above the bar as the first half ended.

After the change of ends, Mumbai extended their lead to 2-0, courtesy a brilliant header by Sougou in the 57th minute.

Bastos combined with Sougou for Mumbai's second goal. Bastos sprinted inside the 18-yard box to take a shot which was parried away and Sougou headed the rebound home.

Chennaiyin kept creating chances but could not convert any of those as they were outplayed by Mumbai.

winning German watched the game from the stands.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 21:50 IST