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.
NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC: Highlights
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
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
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
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
Substitutions! 67' mins
Substitutions! Robert Lalthlamuana is replaced by Keegan Pereira. Raynier Fernandes comes in place of Milan Singh. NEU 0-1 MUM
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!
Second half resumes
Action resumes in the second half. Will NorthEast United FC get the equalizer? NEU 0-1 MUM
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Federico Gallego and Bartholomew Ogbeche have 8 goals and 4 assists between them in 5 matches.
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
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
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.