As it Happened - Mumbai City FC 1-0 Kerala Blasters FC, Match 19

Mumbai City FC vs Kerala Blasters FC, Indian Super League (ISL) - live score, news updates, live football match report and result from D.Y. Patil Stadium on Sunday.

Updated: November 04, 2014 23:57 IST
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Nicolas Anelka helps Mumbai City beat Kerala Blasters 1-0


Mumbai City FC marquee footballer Nicolas Anelka scored his first goal of the Indian Super league (ISL) to help his side beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Sunday. Catch all the highlights here: (MATCHCENTRE)

Anelka's goal helped Mumbai move up from the bottom spot in the points table to fifth with six points from five matches, just above Kerala, who have four from five games.

The first half was an evenly contested affair with both sides creating opportunities but couldn't quite show the composure to capitalise on the chances created.

Then Anelka chose to take matters into his own hands just at the stroke of half-time.

Kerala midfielder Ishfaq Ahmed brought down Mumbai midfielder Jan Stohanzl just outside the box to concede a free-kick that proved costly for the visiting team.

Veteran striker Anelka slammed the free-kick from 25 yards into the top corner to score in the 44th minute.

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The Moment of the Match is awarded to Jan Stohanzl for his amazing ball control. The Fittest Player of the Match is again Jan Stohanzl. Emerging Player of the Match is the young defender from Kerala, Sandesh Jhingan. Nicolas Anelka is rightly declared as the Hero of the Match."

90 '

Full time!

The magic goal by Nicolas Anelka proving to be the differentiating factor in this game. The veteran Frenchman showing his class today with his amazing ball control and super special free kick which takes Mumbai City FC to the fifth position replacing the Kerala blasters.

90 '

Crossbar to the rescue

Nadong puts in a curling shot only to find the crossbar.

90 '

Stoppage time

Last four minutes for Kerala Blasters FC to get a goal back.

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Stephen Pearson is booked for his foul on Johan Letzelter.

89 '


Rohit Mirza on for Subhash.

88 '

Anelka on the go...

The French striker is again on the run in similar fashion and just like earlier his powerful strike is well saved by the keeper.

87 '

So close...

Nicolas Anelka is again in the thick of action as he runs down from the left wing and strikes the ball which is well saved by the keeper. The ball is deflected to Andre Moritz who misses a clear goal scoring chance as he fires it wide off the right pole.

84 '

Raining Yellow cards

Nirmal and Johan Letzelter are booked for their respective fouls.

79 '

Free kick

Milagres holding Andre Moritz which results in giving a free kick. A decent kick by Moritz as he drills the ball below the wall and eventually past the right pole as well.

74 '

Almost a goal

Nicolas Anelka showing his class again. He runs down the right flank and puts in a great cross inside the box to find Subhash. The striker fires it just above the crossbar missing a certain goal.

71 '

Strong defending

Cedric Hengbart puts in a nice aerial ball inside the box but the defender proving to be stronger compared to the striker and heads it away for a corner.

68 '

Crowd is buzzing...

Mumbai City FC dominating the ball and putting up some nice attacks on the goal, indeed a treat for the crowd.

66 '

Dual substitution for Kerala

Milagres comes in for Gusmao and Ahmed makes way for Sushanth.

62 '

Mindblowing tricks.

Nicolas Anelka showing his skills with the ball, tricking the defender easily but his cross is adjudged offside.

59 '

Substitution for Mumbai

Nadong on for Didika

58 '

Good pass but bad strike!

Andre Moritz puts in a great throughball to Jan Stohanzl who collects it well but then blasts it over the goal.

54 '

Quick feet

Sandesh Jhingan is very quick off his feet and cuts past the defender. The shot on goal is deflected by the centre back.

52 '

Substitution for Kerala

Andrew Nikolas Barisic comes on for Orji.

52 '

Flury of attacks

Mumbai City FC is in full command as they come up with back to back attacks to push the Kerala defense behind.

49 '

Dancing goalkeper

The keeper comes off his line to clear the ball and runs back in time to save the shot by Nicolas Anelka

46 '

The second half is underway...

Both the teams were playing equally well in the first half but the moment of magic by Nicolas Anelka being the difference between the teams. Kerala Blasters FC will have to pull up their socks to come back into this game,

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