Michael Chopra’s solitary goal was enough for Kerala Blasters to clinch their first victory of the season. Mumbai City FC were sloppy in defence and the result could have been far worse had Kerala not squandered their opportunities in the first half.
Steve Coppell will be happy with the way his team played after going ahead. Mumbai, on the other hand, will look to improve themselves in their next match. While they can say that Diego Forlan’s absence may have affected the team, it was clear from the match that the lack of communication between the players will prove to be costly for them in the coming matches.