ISL 2018: NorthEast United FC beaten at home by Mumbai City FC

NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City highlights: Arnold Issoko's early strike handed NorthEast United their first defeat of the season at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Friday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 9, 2018 9:43:51 pm
NorthEast United FC beat Mumbai City on Friday.

NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City highlights: Arnold Issoko’s early strike handed NorthEast United their first defeat of the season at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Friday. For Mumbai City this was a crucial win as they have a game in hand. Rafael Bastos was named as the man of the match. The Highlanders are heading into the fixture with 11 points from five matches while the visitors have notched 10 points from six games.

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NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC: Highlights

21:30 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Full Time!

Full time! Mumbai City have picked up a crucial win. Arnold Issoko's early strike does the job for Mumbai. For NEUFC this is the first loss in the tournament. NEU 0-1 MUM

21:28 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Extra time

4 minutes of extra time have been added on.  Will NorthEast United FC  get the equalizer? They are throwing everyone forward. NEU 0-1 MUM

21:21 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
83' mins

NEUFC on the attack! Okrah and Gallego looking to make a mark. They take shots from long range but cant finish it. Mumbai City have their backs to the wall. NEU 0-1 MUM

21:09 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
75' mins

The game has slowed down a bit. Change for the home side as Redeem Tlang makes way for Gurwinder Singh. Meanwhile, Grgic booked for an aerial challenge on Arnold Issoko. NEU 0-1 MUM

20:58 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Substitutions! 67' mins

Substitutions! Robert Lalthlamuana is replaced by Keegan Pereira. Raynier Fernandes comes in place of Milan Singh.  NEU 0-1 MUM

20:50 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Chance! 55' mins

Ogbeche and Gallego play off each other before fashioning a half chance! Sauvik boots the ball away to safety! Minutes before it - Mascia rolls the ball into Gallego's path but the Uruguayan can only find the side-netting with his effort!

20:50 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Second half resumes

Action resumes in the second half. Will NorthEast United FC  get the equalizer? NEU 0-1 MUM

20:23 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Halftime!

First half comes to a close. Arnold Issoko's strike is the difference between the two teams. However,  NEUFC have missed several chances and may well rue the chances by the end of the match.  NEU 0-1 MUM

20:09 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Close! 35 mins

That was close!! Bartholomew Ogbeche connects with Redeem Tlang's cross, but his header narrowly misses the target. NEUFC are missing several chances. Will they rue the misses? NEU 0-1 MUM

20:04 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Chance! 25' mins

A fine cross by Reagan Singh goes straight to Juan Mascia.  North East will not want to miss more chances. They are keeping the pressure up but still no change in the scorecard. NEU 0-1 MUM

19:56 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Yellow Cards!

Sehnaj Singh is the next one to go into the ref's books.  He is the second player who has already received a yellow card. Lucian Goian was booked before this in the 10th min.  NEU 0-1 MUM

19:47 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Foul! 10' mins

Bad tackle! Redeem skips away from Milan and ends up being brought down. NEUFC get another free-kick but cannot make it count! Meanwhile, Lucian Goian booked for a foul on Juan Mascia.

19:40 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GOAL! 5' mins

Arnold Issoko claims an early goal. Mumbai City have the lead.  An early skirmish in the NorthEast box results in the ball trickling across the line after pressure from Issoko! Referee awards the goal after deliberation with his assistant! NEU 0-1 MUM

19:33 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Kick off!

Pre-match rituals are done with. The national anthems are over. Time for live action.  NorthEast United FC in white while Mumbai City have donned their blue colour jersey.

19:27 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
STAT ATTACK-

Federico Gallego and Bartholomew Ogbeche have 8 goals and 4 assists between them in 5 matches.

19:14 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Mumbai City FC XI

Amrinder Singh (GK), Sauvik Chakrabarti, Subhasish Bose, Joyner Lourenco, Arnold Issoko, Lucian Goian, Paulo Machado, Sehnaj Singh, Milan Singh, Modou Sougou, Rafael Bastos

19:06 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
NorthEast United XI

Pawan Kumar (GK), Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana, Reagan Singh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Redeem Tlang, Rowllin Borges, Federico Gallego, Jose Leudo, Juan Mascia, Bartholomew Ogbeche

19:03 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to our live blog of tonight's match between NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC. It will be an evenly contested match as only one point separates third-placed NorthEast United and fifth-placed Mumbai City. NorthEast United have had a good start to the season under Eelco Schattorie. The combination of Bartholomew Ogbeche and Fernando Gallego in NorthEast's attack will pose a serious challenge for opposition's defenders. After a 5-0 hammering at the hands of FC Goa, Mumbai have fought back into contention with back-to-back wins against Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC. Stay tuned for live updates.

NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City Highlights: NEUFC host Mumbai City on Friday.

After a 5-0 hammering at the hands of FC Goa, Mumbai have fought back into contention with back-to-back wins against Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC. Moudou Sougou's form in front of goal is encouraging for Costa against NorthEast's defence that has looked solid at the back. Grgic and co. have conceded only six goals, which is also the number of goals scored by Mumbai City so far this season.