Today NorthEast United FC need to arrest their poor run of form or risk missing out on a place in the semi-finals of the Hero Indian Super League. Mumbai City FC have looked strong on their away games and have arrived in Guwahati after securing a precious point against defending champions Chennaiyin FC with a stunning late goal from Leo Costa. Mumbai City FC have collected eight points away from home this season and it shows just how much they have improved over the years. In the first two years, Mumbai City FC managed just eight away points from 14 matches (ISL 2014: 3,)
Mumbai City are placed second with 12 points from eight matches and will jump to the top with a positive result against NorthEast United. Since Goalkeeper Subrata Paul, one of the most impressive goalkeepers in this edition of the ISL, was injured in the last game and his absence could hurt the hosts. Subrata has made 24 saves, just two less than Edel Bete this season, and has three clean sheets to his credit.
NorthEast United set the ISL alight winning three of their first four matches but since that bright start, NorthEast United have failed to get full points, drawing one and losing the last two matches at home. They now face Mumbai City FC in their next clash at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati.
In first 15min, Mumbai have been attacking well here. They have forced NorthEast to make mistakes and they have been piling up free kicks, one of which was almost headed home. The home side are under siege.
A chance was created when,NorthEast United’s Alfaro received a ball inside the box from Katsumi, who did well to manage a to steer clear of the defendor blocking him. Alfaro went for a first time volley which was on target. Mumbai goalkeeper Albino Gomes made a sensational diving save and kept the thunderous volley out. NorthEast seem to have found their feet and that is not good for Mumbai City FC.
GOAL!! NEUFC 0-1 Mumbai City (Jackichand Singh 44′)
Soni Norde came charging at the keeper who had the ball at his feet. Wellington Gomes acoided Norde’s first challenge but the Haitian came back and took the ball away from the goalkeeper. Jackichand Singh did not wait for a touch when the ball came to him and took the shot straightaway. Jackichand to rush in and sliding the ball into the net and give Mumbai the lead. Mumbai City FC graciously accept the gift. NEUFC 0-1 Mumbai City FC.
what a freaky fight was that when, Sena Ralte with an ugly challenge on Katsumi, the Japanese midfielder is livid and pushes him, with Zokora alwhat a big fight was that when,so shoving Ralte to the floor. The benches storm the field to restore calm, with both coaches also getting involved. Sena Ralte and Katsumi get a yellow card, with Zokora getting one too. Ugly scenes.
A superb play from mumbai fc when, Forlan with a stunning through ball to Defederico running down the middle – the Argentine does superbly to get past his marker and then produces an ingenious touch to nearly score from a narrow angle.
north east united fc mumbai city fc
56% Ball possession 44%
5 shots 10
16 fouls 12
5 corners 5
The final whistle is blown by the refree. Mumbai City FC edge past NorthEast United.
MUMBAI CITY FC secured their 1st position in the points table with 15 points whereas north east united with 10 points at 5 position in the points table. both teams play die hardly especially (NEUFC) players in the 2nd half. since they find more possession over the ball but they didn’t find a way to score the goal.
NorthEast United FC 0-1 Mumbai City FC
Hero of the match: Lucian goian