Mumbai 3-0 East Bengal: Le Fondre double inflicts East Bengal’s second loss

Adam Le Fondre-Mumbai City FC

Mumbai City FC picked up a comfortable 3-0 win over East Bengal in the Indian Super League earlier today.

Mumbai City are now on top of the Indian Super League table and they will be delighted to have secured a morale-boosting win here.

Hugo Boumous was outstanding for Mumbai City today and he created all three goals for his side.

Adam Le Fondre gave Mumbai their lead on the 20th minute and then doubled their advantage three minutes into the second half.

Hernan Santana scored the third goal of the game on the 58th minute to help Mumbai register their second consecutive win of the tournament.

After the defeat in the Kolkata Derby, East Bengal were under pressure to pick up a win here and today’s defeat will put immense pressure on manager Robbie Fowler and his players.

It will be interesting to see how East Bengal bounce back in there upcoming matches.

Mumbai City were dominant from start to finish and they could have easily scored more goals today.

Hugo Boumous, who created all three goals for Mumbai today had a chance to give his side the lead on the 10th minute but his shot was saved by Majumder.

The Frenchman seemed unplayable today and Lobera will be hoping for more of the same from his star player in the coming months.

Mumbai City are one of the top teams in the Indian Super League this year and they will be hoping to win the tournament. if they can continue to perform at this level they will certainly stand a good chance of doing so.

As far as East Bengal are considered, they are one of the most prestigious Indian clubs and the fans will be expecting a strong reaction from the players in the coming weeks. It will be interesting to see if they can step up and deliver now.

I am devastated myself. I hope players are hurting as much as me. We have to go again in 4-5 days [vs NorthEast United FC]. We are still coaching players, in all honesty, some Indian players look like they haven’t been coached before. We trying to get them to play in our system and the intricate passing we do. We have to learn pretty quick. We have to be better.

We will coach the players because, in all fairness, few of them have probably never been coached before and that is what we are doing. We will try and make our Indian players better and that takes good coaching and I don’t think they had had that in the years gone by.”

Robbie Fowler, East Bengal Manager. In the post-match press conference.