Indian Super League, Round 6
Hyderabad FC put on a valiant performance but went down to Mumbai City by two goals, on Sunday. Here are a few interesting stats from the first loss of the season for Manuel Marquez’s side
While Hyderabad FC are a confident team on the ball, Mumbai City were just a bit better on the night. They had 584 touches of the ball compared to the 492 for HFC.
Fact is that we never gave up till the end. Indian international Halicharan Narzary let fly four crosses of his own, one of which almost gave us the equaliser in the first half when we were 1-0 down. In comparison, MCFC had 18.
92% Pass Accuracy
Though his mistake half clearance resulted in a second goal, Odei Onaindia put up a solid performance at the back for Hyderabad FC. Hopefully, he will be ready for the upcoming challenges.
Nikhil Poojary was the fastest Hyderabad FC player on the pitch. Though his defensive mettle and work-rate was sacrificed in the second half, Poojary would be itching to link up with his team-mates again and make a bigger impact on the result of the game.
Liston Colaco drew three fouls in the last half-hour after coming off the bench against Mumbai City. Cy Goddard, Hitesh Sharma and Joao Victor also drew three fouls in the entire game, the most for a player on the night.