Diego Forlan’s penalty may have decided the match but there is no doubt that Mumbai City FC’s victory has to be attributed to a valiant all-round effort. NorthEast United didn’t make many mistakes and it was the strength of the Mumbai defence, lead by Krisztian Vadocz that has helped the side. The stadium seemed to be empty in the beginning but the home fans started streaming in. Towards the middle of the first-half they made a great atmosphere.
NorthEast United’s first defeat of the season has come against a side that has shown that they can be more than the underachievers that they have been in the last two seasons in the ISL. North East however, will be hoping for a better result when they face Pune City FC next.