Indian Super League side Mumbai City has Modou Sougou’s brace to thank for as they beat Hyderabad FC 2-1 despite finishing the game with a man less on Sunday.
The game started with a high tempo from the home side who asked all the questions and Diego Carlos was the first to test the Hyderabad goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh with a shot after Kevyn Serge Angoue fed him.
Hyderabad also tested the Mumbai City goal as captain of the side Marcelo Pereira freed Bobo in the bo who could only fire wide.
Modou Sougou scored the first of his brace moments later on the sixth minute as he scored a tap in from a Carlos pull back.
From there on it was Mumbai City who missed chances after chances to add to the scoreline before the break as the game ended 1-0 in favor of the home side at the break.
After a series of misses from both sides in the second half of the game, Modou Sougou scored his second with 12 minutes to regular time as he chipped the ball over an onrushing Singh.
Hyderabad may have thought they had a lifeline after Bobo scored four minutes later for the away side, but his goal came a little too late for the away side.
With the result, Hyderabad FC are rooted to the bottom of the ISL table with just 5 points from ten games with the team on a five-game winless run.
Mumbai City, on the other hand, moved up to fourth with sixteen points having won their third consecutive game in a row and are on a six-game unbeaten run.
They face ATK next in the first game of 2020 at home while Hyderabad travels to Kerala Blasters in search of a win.