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ISL: Mumbai City FC 1-0 Delhi Dynamos - 5 talking points

  • Nicolas Anelka scored the decisive goal to hand Mumbai victory Mumbai City FC registered a second win on the trot beating the visiting Delhi Dynam ...
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Modified 06 Nov 2014, 00:26 IST

Nicolas Anelka scored the decisive goal to hand Mumbai victoryMumbai City FC registered a second win on the trot beating the visiting Delhi Dynamos 1-0 in front of their home fans at the D.Y. Patil Stadium. On the flip side, it was two straight losses for the Delhi outfit after having suffered their first loss in the tournament only this past Saturday. In a game that started slowlybeforepickingup pace in the second half, there was plenty to talk about, the major ones being:

#1 Delhi\'s contagion plan

Delhi came prepared to contain the hosts

The Delhi Dynamos and coach Harm van Veldhoven came with a definite plan to contain Mumbai. They went with a 4-4-2 as they did against FC Goa last Saturday - it looks like a game plan that van Veldhoven is adopting for away games. While the formation may look an attacking one, it helped pack the midfield and the result was that Mumbai found it very difficult to pull of those intricate passes. The plan worked for a good hour before the deadlock was eventually broken. It also helped them utilize their wingers, Steven Dias in particular, to good effect on the counter. Their plan was a simple one, get the ball wide to the wings, put in the crosses for Mads Junker to attack.

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