ISL 2014: Delhi Dynamos beat Mumbai City FC 4-1.

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28.11.2014 : DELHI DYNAMOS --- 4-1 --- MUMBAI CITY FC (FT.)
DEL : Mulder 44', Junker 50', Dos Santos 60', 90+3'
MUM : Abhishek 87'

DEL : 1-Van Hout, 22-Naoba, 5-Anwar, 3-Houben, 18-Munmun, 14-Dinis, 6-Mulder, 11-Francis, 16-Dos Santos, 28-Shylo, 9-Junker.
MUM : 1-Subrata Paul, 17-Deepak, 5-Friedrich, 27-Cmovs, 19- Nabi, 4-Tiago, 6-Stohanzl, 8- Ljungberg, 20-Didika, 12-Subhash, 18-Sushil.

MCFC PRESS RELEASE : MATCH REPORT : Delhi Dynamos FC leapfrogged three places up to No 5 after beating Mumbai City FC 4-1 at home in the Indian Super League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday evening. Hans Mulder, Mads Junker, Dos Santos and Manish Bhargav scored for Delhi, which led 1-0 at half-time. For Mumbai, Abhishek Yadav on his first substitute appearance he scored four minutes from full time, but that was all Mumbai could manage on the night.

After Mulder scored in the first half, Delhi went onto the offensive after the change of ends. The first breakthrough after the break came from Mads Junker when Dos Santos sent a through ball inside the box. Junker pushed it past Mumbai goalkeeper Subrata Paul. Dos Santos got his due when he collected a spectacular cross from Francis inside the 18-yard box. The no.16 nonchalantly headed it in the right hand top corner to score the third one for Delhi.

In injury time Steven Dias played a cross from the right flank which Subrata saved. But the ball ricocheted towards Manish, after another save he blasted it inside the goal. Four minutes before the final goal, Mumbai found its name on score-sheet when Abhishek Yadav struck home a consolation goal. It was a pass from Sushil Kumar Singh just outside the 6-yard box and Abhishek placed it well after taking a first time left-footed shot that landed in the left bottom corner.

Earlier, Delhi Dynamos went into offensive early on when Santos played a superb back heel for his teammate who took a good touch to get away from the defenders. Dinis took the ball and crossed it towards the far post where Mads Junker was lurking. Delhi's relentless attacks continued as Mads Junker collected a through ball and manages to slide it past Subrata Paul in the 12th minute. The ball rolled towards the goal but Deepak got to it and cleared the ball.

Mumbai escaped a Francis onslaught when he sent a good cross over Subrata's head towards the far post. Mumbai City FC's Nabi rushed to clear after the goalkeeper had messed up collecting the ball in the 20th minute. With midfielder Moritz and striker Anelka missing Mumbai looked a tad below par. There was a lack of creativity in the midfield as Freddie Ljungberg was yet to open up and show his class.

Mumbai got its best chance in the 25th minute with Subhash collected the ball on the right flank and sent a neat cross inside the box. Sushil jumped high and connected well but the ball flew just over the cross bar. Just as half-time approached Hans Mulder fired a low ranger into the nets to give home team a 1-0 lead.

On a low cross from Henrique Denis in the right flank, Mumbai City's Manuel Friedrich failed to clear as the ball kissed his feet and strayed into the box. It went towards Francis Fernandes, who nicked it for Hans Mulder and Mulder then shot it into the goal. Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid was obviously disappointed. "It is a disappointing result. We didn't play very well out there, and got what we deserved," Reid said. "We now need to focus on our game against Pune, and hopefully we would get a win there. We are hopeful that Nicolas Anelka would be fit to play in that game," Reid added.

FULL TIME : Delhi Dynamos win 4-1 at home against Mumbai City FC.
90+3': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 4-1 to Delhi, Junkar scored.
87': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : Mumbai City reduced margin through Abhishek off Sushil Singh's pass. .
78': PLAYER CHANGE - DELHI Manandeep in and Francis out.
75': PLAYER CHANGE - MUMBAI Manish in Tulunga out.
. 71': PLAYER CHANGE - MUMBAI Abhishek in Subhas out.
. 62': Yellow Card - Stohanzl of Mumbai.
60': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 3-0 to Delhi, Dos Santos scored.
50': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-0 to Delhi. Junker scored assted by Dos Santos..
46': PLAYER CHANGE - MUMBAI Nadong in and Lalrindika out.
. 46: PLAYER CHANGE DELHI : Fernandez in Ljungberg out.
44': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Mulder scored for Delhi. Hans Mulder scored off a low cross of Dinis from the right flank.
27': YELLOW CARD - Houben of Delhi.
30': Foul - Nabi of MDFC fouled dos Santosh of Delhi
28': Delhi's attack, Dika's shot went to Subrata Pal.
26': Houben of Delhi fouled Stohanzl
22': Foul - Ljungberg fouled by Dinis.
18': Corner Kick to Delhi but Dos Santos kick cleared.
9': Junkar shot missed the target.
7': Dos Santos's shot missed the target.
4': Tiago fouled by Dos Santos 1': Match starts at Delhi.

MATCH PREVIEW - MCFC PRESS RELEASE : Mumbai City FC looking for goals and victory in Delhi

27.11.2014: Mumbai City FC would be desperate to get back to scoring goals and three full points when they take on Delhi Dynamos in the 11th round of the Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital on Friday evening.

The team, co-owned by Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor and Chartered Accountant Bimal Parekh, has been performing consistently so far but the lack of goals and a loss in their last encounter against league leaders Chennaiyin FC means that they not only need to win but win big to stay in hunt for the semi-final spot.

Mumbai City FC currently has 12 points with a goal difference of -5 and coach Peter Reid would be keen to improve on both counts in the remaining four matches.

While the team has managed five clean sheets in their last six games, it is the count of just two goals that has been worrying the team management and they have been working on many drills in training to set the ball rolling on the field.

The team has been creating a handful of chances in every game and Reid would be happy that experienced campaigners like Freddie Ljungburg of Sweden and skipper Syed Rahim Nabi are available for selection after fully recovering from their respective injuries, but the team will be missing the services of Nicolas Anelka and Andre Moritz due to injury plus Johann Letzelder due to a suspension.

Mumbai City FC could also take confidence from the fact that when the two teams met in Mumbai the last time, Delhi Dynamos hardly came close to the visitor's citadel through-out the 90 minute encounter and they continue to boast of one of the best defence in the tournament.

"We are expecting a difficult game tomorrow. If you look at the table, we have had some disappointing results recently. Having said that, anyone could beat anyone in this league. We are excited about tomorrow's game."