India Super League: FC Goa hammer Mumbai City FC 5-0 to go top of the table

first_imgFC Goa defeated Mumbai City FC 5-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Wednesday to climb to the top of the ISL 2018-19 table.Star striker Ferran Corominas converted an early penalty (6th minute) to hand the hosts the lead before second-half strikes from Jackichand Singh (55th), Edu Bedia (61st) made it 3-0. A late brace from Miguel Palanca (84th, 90th) condemned Mumbai City to a heavy defeat.The game got off to an end-to-end start and Mumbai should have taken the lead when Arnold Issoko scuffed his effort from a corner. From the ensuing counter, Souvik Chakrabarti brought down Coro with a horrendous challenge which left the referee no option but to point to the spot. The former Espanyol striker pulled off a Panenka which bewildered Amrinder Singh and handed Goa the [email protected] dominated proceedings from the get-go in their first match on home soil this season, hammering five past visitors @MumbaiCityFC.More videos: #HeroISL #LetsFootball #GOAMUM #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 24, 2018The visitors had several opportunities to score the equalizer as they won several free headers inside the Goa box but just could not test Nawaz. Goa threatened themselves but Amrinder came to Mumbai’s rescue on occasions.The floodgates opened in the second session when Seriton Fernandes’ cross into the box was turned into the net by Jackichand who got ahead of Souvik Chakrabarti to make it 2-0.”It’s just the beginning. We are doing well. I’m happy.”@FCGoaOfficial’s Chinglensana Singh spoke about his team’s performance after their match against @MumbaiCityFC!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #GOAMUM #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 24, 2018The Gaurs then added one more to the tally through Bedia’s stunning outside of the foot shot which sailed into the back of the net.Goa were in cruise control by this time. Miguel Palanca, who came on in the 82nd minute, hammered the final nails in Mumbai City’s coffin with a well-taken brace. First, Palanca took Manvir Singh’s cross in his stride and lifted a finish over substitute goalkeeper Ravi Kumar before sending a left-footed finish past the goalkeeper in the 90th minute after bringing Ahmed Jahouh’s cross from the right wing.”We have to follow our style and the results will come”Check out what @FCGoaOfficial’s goalscorer Miguel Fernandez had to say after their win against @MumbaiCityFC!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #GOAMUM #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 24, 2018The victory would be proof for Sergio Lobera that his tiki taka ways were producing results. Goa have now scored 10 goals in their first three matches and will next face FC Pune City in the next home game on Sunday.The win sees Goa climb above Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United on goal difference at the top of the table while Mumbai drop to the seventh spot.last_img read more