Two brilliant strikes and a dominant team display helped Mumbai extend their lead at the top of the ISL table.
The Vignesh goal in the 38th minute after a superb move. Ahmed Jahouh swept a lovely cross-field into Bipin Singh, whose first-time pass to Vignesh was delicate and accurate. Leaping to meet it, Vignesh smashed a volley into the top corner.
Hyderabad looked livelier than they did in the first half, especially with the introduction of Liston Colaco, but their inability to create clear-cut chances meant that they failed to trouble the Mumbai defense. However, their plans had to be shelved after Onaindia gifted the ball to Borges who found Le Fondre in the box for the Islanders’ second.
Hyderabad continued to press, Colaco’s runs a marked threat, but Mumbai City held firm. Hyderabad’s loss means Bengaluru FC are the only undefeated team remaining in the competition.
Mumbai is top with 16 points in 7, and play Kerala Blasters next on January 2. Hyderabad is in sixth with 9 points in six. Their next game is against the Blasters as well, on December 27.