ISL 2017/18, Match 84: Delhi Dynamos FC vs Mumbai City FC, 5 Talking Points
Delhi Dynamos beat Mumbai City FC 5-1 in what was arguably one of the most exciting games of the season. The match literally had everything, right from moments of sheer brilliance to poor mistakes. And to add to that a couple of sendings off. The scoreline, however, does not reflect the full story because up until the 70th minute, it was the Mumbai players who were dominating the game. The Delhi keeper was called upon far too frequently to keep them at bay. Even after Mirabaje put the Dynamos 2-1 ahead with his wonder strike, Mumbai were very much in the game. However, all that changed when Sahil Tavora was sent off for a rash tackle inside the box. It was all downhill from Mumbai City FC from that point and they ended up conceding three more goals.
Here are the major talking points from the game:
#1 Nandhakumar makes the breakthrough
The last time Delhi Dynamos had beaten Mumbai FC was in the inaugural season of ISL on November 28, 2014. They were 4-1 winners on that occasion. Ever since then they had failed to do an encore in the next five attempts. However, the hosts seemed en route to breaking the jinx as five minutes into the game it was Nandhakumar Sekar who made the early breakthrough to hand Delhi Dynamos the lead. It was Nandhakumar’s first goal of the season. He put to bed a swift counter-attacking move which saw him being set up perfectly by Seityasen Singh for an easy finish.