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ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

The teams have faced each other eight times and Pune have won five of those derbies while Mumbai City FC could win only twice

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Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)
Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)

City FC put two past FC City at the Football Arena to register their first win of the season.

Modou Sougou was involved in both goals as he showed his attacking instincts to get to a rebound ball the fastest and finish off an easy chance in the 25th minute. The second goal came minutes before the end of the first half when the referee awarded a penalty against City for a foul on Sougou. did the needful to make it 2-0 before half-time.

Although, City FC will rue the chances missed, the first of which came as early as the first minute when Alfaro failed to head home a Fanai cross from the left wing. Although, the striker did have a legitimate call for a foul turned down in the 40th minute when he was clipped from behind while darting inside the box.

Despite leading 2-0, City hadn't exactly been the better team as both teams failed to create enough goalscoring chances. In fact, both the Mumbai goals had fate written all over it, although to their credit, they did take those chances well.

The first Mumbai goal came after a hopeful cross on to the far post from the left corner bounced back off the bar and into the box. Sougou reacted the fastest to blast home the easy chance. 

In the 43rd minute, the referee called for the first penalty kick of the season when Lalchhuanmawia Fanai went on a two-footed challenge on Sougou inside the box. took the spot kick and went down the middle while goalkeeper Kaith dived to his left, thus doubling his team's lead before half-time.

Having taken the 2-0 lead, Mumbai sat back and tried to slow down the tempo of the game. Pune couldn't break the Mumbai defence and the game settled into a slow affair although Alfaro's 64th minute effort did rattle off the crossbar.

The additional time produced further action when Mumbai City were awarded another penalty of the game. In the 91st minute, Arnold got behind the Pune defence and then went around the goalkeeper who was way outside his area, got inside the box and was clipped down to the ground, prompting the referee to point to the spot. The goalkeeper however correctly guessed and saved Goian's resulting penalty to keep the scoreline 2-0.

Machado had his another shot rattle off the crossbar in the final minute of the game when he got inside the box after playing a beautiful one-two and unleashing a low drive from left to the far post.

The win takes Mumbai to sixth spot in the points table with four points while Pune languish in the second last, ninth spot, with just one point.

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 90+4 -- Machado gets inside the box, plays a beautiful one-two and then drives a low effort from left to the far post only for his shot to rebound off the bar!

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 90+2 -- Goian places his penalty effort to the left, the goalkeeper gueeses correctly and parries the effort to safety

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 90+1 (PENALTY!!)-- Arnold gets behind the Pune defence and then goes around the goalkeeper who is way outside his area, gets inside the box and is clipped down to the ground. The referee points to the spot and Goian to take it.

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 90 -- Five minutes of additional time at the end of the normal time here

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 88 -- Alfaro with a looping header that sends the Mumbai goalkeeper backpaddling in hurry, but the effort nestles onto the top of the net's roof

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minutes 85 -- Five minutes of normal time remaining and it is less and less unlikely for either team to score. Although, as the matches this season have shown, you can't really count out late goals

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 83 (SUBSTITUTION FOR MUMBAI) -- Raynier Fernandes out for Milan Singh

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 76 (SUBSTITUTION FOR MUMBAI) -- Rapahel Bastos makes way for Bhumij

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 71 -- A little over 20 minutes remaining in the game and not much is happening here. Mumbai seem happy with their two-goal lead and are content sitting back and hitting Pune on the counter

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 64 (SUBSTITUTION FOR MUMBAI) -- Sugou is replaced by Rafique

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

Minute 64 -- Alfaro gets at the end of a cross inside the box and turns and shoots but his effort rattles off teh crossbar

First Published: Fri, October 19 2018. 18:25 IST

ISL 2018-19: Mumbai City FC best FC Pune City 2-0 in Maha derby win

The teams have faced each other eight times and Pune have won five of those derbies while Mumbai City FC could win only twice

City FC put two past FC City at the Football Arena to register their first win of the season.

Modou Sougou was involved in both goals as he showed his attacking instincts to get to a rebound ball the fastest and finish off an easy chance in the 25th minute. The second goal came minutes before the end of the first half when the referee awarded a penalty against City for a foul on Sougou. did the needful to make it 2-0 before half-time.

Although, City FC will rue the chances missed, the first of which came as early as the first minute when Alfaro failed to head home a Fanai cross from the left wing. Although, the striker did have a legitimate call for a foul turned down in the 40th minute when he was clipped from behind while darting inside the box.

Despite leading 2-0, City hadn't exactly been the better team as both teams failed to create enough goalscoring chances. In fact, both the Mumbai goals had fate written all over it, although to their credit, they did take those chances well.

The first Mumbai goal came after a hopeful cross on to the far post from the left corner bounced back off the bar and into the box. Sougou reacted the fastest to blast home the easy chance. 

In the 43rd minute, the referee called for the first penalty kick of the season when Lalchhuanmawia Fanai went on a two-footed challenge on Sougou inside the box. took the spot kick and went down the middle while goalkeeper Kaith dived to his left, thus doubling his team's lead before half-time.

Having taken the 2-0 lead, Mumbai sat back and tried to slow down the tempo of the game. Pune couldn't break the Mumbai defence and the game settled into a slow affair although Alfaro's 64th minute effort did rattle off the crossbar.

The additional time produced further action when Mumbai City were awarded another penalty of the game. In the 91st minute, Arnold got behind the Pune defence and then went around the goalkeeper who was way outside his area, got inside the box and was clipped down to the ground, prompting the referee to point to the spot. The goalkeeper however correctly guessed and saved Goian's resulting penalty to keep the scoreline 2-0.

Machado had his another shot rattle off the crossbar in the final minute of the game when he got inside the box after playing a beautiful one-two and unleashing a low drive from left to the far post.

The win takes Mumbai to sixth spot in the points table with four points while Pune languish in the second last, ninth spot, with just one point.

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