Indian Super League Highlights: Chennaiyin FC Thrash Mumbai City FC, Go Second in Points Table

Chennaiyin FC moved to second spot with a thumping 5-1 win over Mumbai City FC on Tuesday. Catch all highlights here.

Updated: October 28, 2014 22:58 IST
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A brace from Elano and Mendoza brought Chennaiyin FC back to winning ways as they humbled Mumbai City FC 5-1 on the day when Nicolas Anelka made his debut. (Fixtures | Standings | Matchcentre)

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Chennaiyin FC celebrate during their 5-1 win over Mumbai City FC (Image courtesy: www.indiansuperleague.com)

20.50 (IST): All Over! Chennaiyin FC beat Mumbai City FC 5-1, move to second spot in points table.

20.45 (IST):86' GOAL! A late consolation goal for Mumbai City FC as Syed Rahim Nabi heads home in the dying moments. Chennai lead 5-1.

20.27 (IST): 69' GOAL! Elano coverts a splendid free-kick to make it 5-0 for Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC.

20.17 (IST): One hour into the game and Mumbai City FC still can't find a way to open their scoring. Chennai in a comfortable position at the moment with a healthy four-goal lead.

19.48 (IST): Half-Time! A brace from Mendoza and goals from Elano and Jeje puts Chennaiyin FC 4-0 up at half-time vs Mumbai City FC.

19.44 (IST): 44' GOAL!It's a Mendoza show in Chennai! He beats the Mumbai defence again and wins the one-on-one battle with the goalie this time to get his second goal of the game. Chennai's lead goes up to 4-0 in the first half.

19.41 (IST): 41' GOAL! Mendoza finally gets his name on the scoresheet. Mumbai lead 3-0 vs Chennai now.

19.39 (IST): 39' Mendoza attempts a rocket-of-a-shot but is slightly off-target. What a game he is having so far.

19.28 (IST): 27' GOAL! Jeje doubles the hosts' lead, makes it 2-0 for Chennai vs Mumbai.

19.24 (IST):23' Another flurry of attack from Chennai and it is Mendoza again at the end of it. He makes a scintillating run, beating Mumbai's backline. Mumbai goalie Subrata Paul however, does well to make a good save. Still 1-0 in favour of Chennai.

19.20 (IST): 21' Mendoza continues to cause problems for the opposition with his dizzying runs. Another potential goal move thwarted in the end by Mumbai. Mumbai's Anelka meanwhile, is yet to make an impact here.

19.12 (IST): 12' Mendoza is up and running again and is causing a few problems for the Mumbai defence.

19.10 (IST): 9' GOAL! Chennaiyin FC take an early lead vs Mumbai City FC. Elano slots home the penalty.

19.08 (IST): Penalty to Chennai! Friedrich's kick brings down Mendoza in the box.

19.05 (IST): 5' A sea of blue shirts attack on the counter after a poor attempt from the corner kick by Mumbai City FC.

18.52 (IST): FACTOID: This is Nicolas Anelka's 11th football club across seven leagues.

18.42 (IST): Good news for Mumbai City FC fans! Nicolas Anelka is set for his ISL debut today. In the opposition camp, Chennaiyin FC player-manager Marco Materazzi puts himself on the playing XI.

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Mumbai City FC's Nicolas Anelka in practice.

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Nicolas Anelka's Big Indian Debut

Disgraced French striker Nicolas Anelka is set to return to action on Tuesday after serving a five-match ban for a gesture deemed to be anti-semitic and known as a "quenelle".

The 35-year-old former Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid star is expected to turn out for his Indian Super League team Mumbai FC against Chennaiyin FC in the southern city of Chennai.

Anelka missed the Peter Reid-coached team's first three matches, in which they beat FC Pune City 5-0 but lost 2-0 to Northeast United and 3-0 to Atletico de Kolkata.

Chennai, Mumbai look to return to winning ways

Approaching their fourth match on the back of defeats in their previous games, Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City FC will aim to return to winning ways.

Hosts Chennai suffered their first loss of the tournament, going down 1-4 away against Delhi Dynamos while Mumbai succumbed to their second defeat 0-2 at home against NorthEast United FC.

League standings suggest that Mumbai, currently sixth among eight teams with three points, are in greater need to log full points from the outing but Chennai will also be keen to jump to the second spot with a win, behind leaders Atletico de Kolkata.

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