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Goa demolish Mumbai 7-0

Thongkoisep Haokip and Dudu Omagbemi scored a hat-trick each as FC Goa demolished Mumbai City FC 7-0 in the biggest win of the Indian Super League football here on Tuesday.

Dudu (41st, 63rd and 66th) and Haokip (33rd, 52nd and 79th) made merry with three goals each while substitute Reinaldo Oliveira (90th) added one more in a completely one-sided match at Nehru Stadium here. The earlier biggest margin win was the 5-0 thrashing of FC Pune City by Mumbai City FC in Mumbai last season. The victory was not only a sweet revenge of the away 0-2 defeat for FC Goa but also helped them maintain their top spot in the league standings with 18 points from 10 matches. After Tuesday’s humiliating defeat, the worst in the ISL, Mumbai remained on sixth place with 12 points from 10 games. FC Goa made three changes in their starting line up, bringing in Jofre Mateu Gonzalez, Mandar Rao and Dudu who made his debut on Tuesday. Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, made two changes bringing in Sunil Chhetri and Lalchhunmmawia Fanai in place of Subash Singh and Brendon Fernandes who is ruled out of the competition.

The home side started in right earnest as they made inroads with steady flow of passes with Mandar Rao and Romeo Fernandes using the flanks well to put pressure on the rival defence.

Defender Pavel Cmovs, who soaked a lot of pressure, committed a foul on top of the box but luckily keeper Subrata Paul did well to make a diving save to deny Jofre Gonzalez and Leonardo da Silva Moura from scoring. Mumbai succumbed to the pressure in the 33rd minute when Jonatan Lucca sent a through pass to Dudu whose chip rolled towards the goal after deflecting from a rival defender and Haokip simply put the ball into the net to score the 100th goal of the ISL.
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