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ISL 2020-21 Highlights: Mumbai City falter, NorthEast United come up with 1-0 win

ISL 2020-21, NorthEast United vs Mumbai City Highlights: The Highlanders held on till the last minute to register their fourth win against the Islanders in 13 meetings.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 21, 2020 9:38:13 pm
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ISL 2020-21, NorthEast United vs Mumbai City Highlights: NorthEast United came up with a resilient performance against the revamped Mumbai City and defeated them by 1-0 in the second match of the ISL 2020/21 campaign at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Saturday.

Despite Mumbai’s bright start with a lot of possession, everything was undone when Ahmed Jahouh was sent off for a reckless challenge on Khassa Camara. Gerard Nus’ side made the most of the man advantage and took the lead in the 49th minute through a Kwesi Appiah penalty. The Highlanders held on till the last minute to register their fourth win against the Islanders in 13 ISL meetings.

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ISL 2020-21, NorthEast United vs Mumbai City Highlights:

21:27 (IST)21 Nov 2020
FT: NorthEast United 1-0 Mumbai City

Gerard Nus' side has done it! After holding on for the final six added minutes, they have managed a rare win against Mumbai City -- only their fourth win in 13 meetings. Sergio Lobera's revamped Mumbai squad dominated the proceedings even with a man down, but they couldn't convert their chances at all. Kwesi Appiah's 49th-minute penalty does the deed for the Highlanders in the end!

21:21 (IST)21 Nov 2020
90' Six minutes added as injury time

Even though they have been down by a man for an entire half, Mumbai haven't stopped fighting tonight. Farukh had a shot saved and then another free kick was sent in to trouble Lambot. Six minutes are added as injury time. Can they get a point in Vasco?

21:13 (IST)21 Nov 2020
79' Mumbai come close, NEU lose concentration

So close! A cross from Farukh is messed up by Subhasish which forces Lambot to make a desperate clearance on first time as Le Fondre was meters away from the ball and almost slot it home. A big scare here for the Highlanders. Just ten minutes to go.

21:08 (IST)21 Nov 2020
75' Mumbai growing desperate, two subs come on

Goddard delivers in a perfectly weighted swinging cross from the right but a disciplined and motivated Mehta puts his body on the line to block the ball from reaching Le Fondre. Meanwhile, Ranawade and Vignesh are on for Mumbai in place of Mandar and Rakip.

21:02 (IST)21 Nov 2020
68' Golui comes close to an equaliser

After Boumous' attempt on goal ended up being wide, Golui heads inches over the goal from a corner. Mumbai are edging closer.

20:54 (IST)21 Nov 2020
62' Both NEU, MCFC make changes

Nus makes two changes for NorthEast United: Machado, Lalrempuia off, Britto and Gallego on. On the other hand, Lobera makes a tactical change for Mumbai City. Ogbeche goes off for Goddard which means Adam Le Fondre will have a central role up front.

20:39 (IST)21 Nov 2020
49' APPPPPIIIAAHHHH!

Second half resumes, and what a start by NorthEast United! Appiah scores from the spot to give his team the lead. NEU got the penalty after Fox's header was handled by Borges in the box. The Highlanders are a man up and now a goal up! 

20:23 (IST)21 Nov 2020
HT: NorthEast United 0-0 Mumbai City

After three minutes of stoppage time, the first half comes to an end! What a thrilling finish to the half though -- a red card and a penalty appeal for a foul on Ogbeche. Mumbai dominated with the possession but with them down to ten men, advantage NEU.

20:16 (IST)21 Nov 2020
43' RED CARD!

OH MY! Ahmed Jahouh has been sent off for a tackle on Khassa Camara. The Moroccan got caught up in the heat of the moment and went in with his studs up. Jahouh's absence will be a cherry on the cake for NorthEast United FC. Big, big moment.

20:13 (IST)21 Nov 2020
40' Golui booked, NEU threaten opposition goal

Sarthak Golui goes into the referee's book for stamping on Luis Machado's feet on the left flank. From the free kick, the Highlanders try to get something out of it. However, the resultant free-kick is fisted away by Amrinder Singh. Mumbai defence mops it easily.

20:09 (IST)21 Nov 2020
36' Mumbai with yet another attempt

After the water break concludes, Mumbai City pick up from where they left off. They are showing off their passing forte and also their counter-pressing ability. Jahouh's 25-yard free kick is deflected for a corner again. Nothing comes off the resulting set piece.

19:57 (IST)21 Nov 2020
25' Raynier injured, Mumbai make a change

Mumbai haven't lost a single bit of control in Vasco here, as Borges tries his luck with a volley from the edge of the box now. Subhashish had to jump to be sure. Meanwhile, Raynier is down injured for Mumbai. He limps off, Farukh comes on in his place. 

19:48 (IST)21 Nov 2020
15' Jahouh trying his luck from distance

Mumbai City FC have the lion's share of possession so far but NorthEast United FC are not sitting down as well. Jahouh has a shot at goal, but is deflected wide for a corner. He again has a shot way outside of the box, but it's always sailing. Confident showing.

19:44 (IST)21 Nov 2020
11' Mumbai in the driving seat

Mumbai City have started strongly, keeping a lot of the ball at their feet. Jahouh, Boumous and Mandar have been at the thick of it all, even earning a corner in the opening 10 minutes. Ogbeche and Le Fondre are yet to click for them. NEU still settling in.

19:31 (IST)21 Nov 2020
Kickoff!

Here we go! Gerard Nus' NorthEast United start the proceedings against the star-studded Mumbai. 

19:10 (IST)21 Nov 2020
How do the substitute benches look like?

Mumbai City Substitutes: Phurba Lachenpa (GK), Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Valpuia, Bidyananda Singh, Cy Goddard, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Farukh Choudhary, Bipin Singh

NorthEast United Substitutes: Gurmeet (GK), Provat Lakra, Nim Dorjee, Rakesh Pradhan, Mashoor Shereef, Imran Khan, Federico Gallego, Idrissa Sylla, Britto PM

19:00 (IST)21 Nov 2020
Lobera's keen to get a good start with his new club
18:45 (IST)21 Nov 2020
Here's how NorthEast United have lined up...

NorthEast United XI: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK), Gurjinder Kumar, Ashutosh Mehta, Dylan Fox, Benjamin Lambot, Khassa Camara, Lalrempuia Fanai, Lalengmawia, Khumanthem Ninthoinganba Meetei, Kwesi Appiah, Luis Miguel Vieira Babo Machado.

18:45 (IST)21 Nov 2020
Here's how Mumbai City have lined up...

Mumbai City FC XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Mohamad Rakip, Sarthak Golui, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ahmed Jahouh, Hernan Trujillo, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Adam le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

18:45 (IST)21 Nov 2020
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the second match of the ISL 2020/21 campaign between NorthEast United and Mumbai City! The last time these two sides met was in January 2020 where Mumbai City FC bagged a 1-0 win. Can the Islanders continue their dominance?