Wednesday , April 24 2019

NorthEast United FC edge Pune City to stay in competition: ISL

The hosts had gone six matches while not a win, losing four of them.


New Delhi: NorthEast United FC breathed new life into their dying Hero Indian Super League campaign with a dramatic 1-0 triumph over FC Pune town at Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday.

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The hosts had gone six matches while not a win, losing four of them. With simply 2 points from six matches they were on the verge of creating an exit till Ivory Coast midfielder Romaric scored from a surprising free-kick within the 81st minute to depart FC Pune City’s campaign in tatters.

The triumph helped NorthEast United reach fourteen points from eleven matches and move to sixth within the league. With 3 matches still to be competing and also the jinx finally broken, Coach Nelo Vingada can feel additional assured.

Pune town on the opposite hand have fifteen points from twelve matches and can have to be compelled to win their next 2 games to be assured of an area within the play-offs. The NorthEast-Pune battle was a cagey affair significantly within the initial session wherever neither team enjoyed clear cut probabilities.

Pune’s Momar Ndoye was the sole player who provided some amusement once he danced his approach on the left however couldn’t beat goalkeeper Subrata Paul from a slender angle.

Midfielder Jonatan Lucca additionally lost a decent probability from simply outside the box once the ball fell for him nicely however his shot was contrary together with his left-foot.

NorthEast United got the match winner out of obscurity within the 81st minute.

The hosts won a free-kick simply outside the box and Romaric stepped up to require it. The Ivory price midfielder used his left foot to devastating result as his curling free-kick found the highest corner of the net, past a diving Edel Bete.

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