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ISL 2017, Match 34: Mumbai City FC vs Delhi Dynamos, 5 Talking Points

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691   //    30 Dec 2017, 08:53 IST

Mumbai City FC made sure that the Delhi Dynamos' 2017 ended on a miserable note as they ended up with a 4-0 win at home, their biggest of the season. Delhi Dynamos fared decently in the first half, but as has been the tale all season, they were poor defensively to allow Mumbai way too many easy chances while not taking their own.

Here's what stood out from the game:

Route one football leads to chances for Mumbai

Direct football helped Mumbai's cause. (Photo: ISL)
Direct football helped Mumbai's cause. (Photo: ISL)

A fair indication of how poorly the Dynamos are doing at the moment could be gauged by how easy Mumbai found it to launch an attack by just lumping the ball forward from the back.

Whether it was from the keeper or from the central defenders, it was too easy for the hosts to get the ball ahead. The first goal, in fact, came from one such move. The defence's ball found Balwant Singh, who chested it down beautifully to Everton Santos to run onto and get free of the defence. He was eventually brought down in the box by the keeper, leading to the penalty. It wasn't the only chance that Mumbai created in that fashion on the night either.

Shoutout to Balwant here as well; he was instrumental in some of the build-up play for Mumbai. He picked up a goal to his name at the end too. Five goals now and his first at home this season.

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