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ISL 2018: Sougou Scores Four Goals as Mumbai City FC trample Kerala Blasters 6-1

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Mumbai City FC crushed Kerala Blasters 6-1 with Modou Sougou scoring four goals, in the Indian Super League match played on Sunday. The player scored in the 12th, 15th, 30th and 90th minute, mocking Kerala’s defence at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai.

The Game: As it happened

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Mumbai City FC dominated the proceedings from the beginning. Mumbai began on an attacking note and it paid dividends as they went 1-0 up with Modou Sougou netting the ball in the 12th minute. Paulo held a long pass on the left side and delivered a quite low cross to Modou Sougou who was in the centre and Senegalese star Sougou converted it into goal easily.

There was no stopping for Modou Sougou as he doubled Mumbai’s lead in the 15th minute. A defensive mistake by Kerala Blasters’ goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh helped Raynier Fernandes to take control of the ball. Fernandes passed it to Modou Sougou who was on his right and Sougou curled it into the top right corner from the edge of the box to make the score 2-0.

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For Kerala Blasters Seiminlen Doungel scored one goal in the 27th minute. But their joy was short-lived as Modou Sougou, scored a goal in the 30th minute. Sougou was on fire as his header off a cross by Subhasish Bose landed into the right top corner of the Kerala goal. With this goal, Sougou completed his hat-trick and took his side 3-1 up at the halftime.

The hosts kept up the pressure by attacking the opposition persistently. In the 70th minute, Brazilian striker Rafael Bastos made it 4-1. After this Matias Mirabaje inflicted more pain on the Kerala Blasters as he scored in the 89th minute, the fifth goal for the Mumbai City FC. Modou Sougou completed Kerala’s rout by scoring in the injury time, his fourth and team’s sixth goal. This was the overall 9th goal of Modou Sougou in this season. He is just behind Goa’s Ferran Corominas who is leading the table with 10 goals till now in this season.

This win was significant for Mumbai City FC as they were able to keep their second spot with 24 points before going into the break. Bengaluru FC are leading the table with 27 points. Kerala Blasters are at the 8th position in the table with 9 points on their name.

With this win, Mumbai’s unbeaten run extended to straight eight games.

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