ISL 2014: 9 men Mumbai City FC lost to North East United.

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NEU : Motanga 56', Philip De Castro 90+2'
Emerging player: Durga Boro - North East
Man-of-the-Match: Kondwani Mtonga - North East
Fit player of the match: Lalrindka Ralte - Mumbai City FC
Best moment of the match: Nadong Bhutia - Mumbai City FC

MCFC : 1-Subrata, 4-Tiago, 5-Frelerich, 27-Cvoms, 16-Costa, 6-Stohanzl, 2-Letzelter, 20-Dika, 21-Morltz, 14-Nadong, 12-Subash

NEUT : 13-Rennesh, 16-Robin, 11-Capdevilla, 15-Gracia, 2-Ibor, 4-Motanga, 6-Chansa, 17-Adlanga, 10-Koke, 7-Do, 25-Durga.

Nine-man Mumbai City FC lose to Northeast United FC

North East United registered an important win against Mumbai City FC at Mumbai today. North East transformed themselves completely in the second half after being under pressure in the first session.A win by a brace put them on the second position in the table,utilizing the situation as Mumbai City Fc are down to 9 men in the second half.
90+2': GOOOOOOOALLLLLL ...... De Castro scored for North East United
90': 5 mins added time
MATCH REPORT : 24.10.2014: Mumbai City FC came up with a spirited performance but the disadvantage of being two men down proved costly for the hosts as they went down 0-2 against NorthEast United FC in the Hero Indian Super League here today. Kondwani Mtonga and Felipe de Castro score second half goals to give NorthEast United FC three points in their first away encounter of the tournament.

The hosts went into the match riding on the high of beating FC Pune City 5-0 in their last encounter and they looked like continuing from where they left off against their state rivals against the North East side but were unlucky not to convert that domination into goals.Mumbai City FC made no change to their starting XI from the last game and their first chance came as early as the seventh minute when Johann Letzelter played a pass to last match hero Andre Moritz but his low left footed shot from outside the box was just wide.

The hosts dominated the entire first half but a combination of some bad luck and good defending by the opposition meant that the two teams went into the breather with the deadlock yet to be broken.The second half was no different with manager Peter Reid introducing marquee player Freddie Ljungberg for Andre Moritz to try and put pressure on the opposition. But it was Mtonga who broke the deadlock against the run of play when he collected a pass from Koke and chipped the ball over the advancing Subrata Pal in the Mumbai City FC goal.

The setback only spurred the hosts to launch more lethal attacks on the opposition citadel with the manager making a couple of tactical substitution in search of an equaliser.But a freakish injury to Ljungberg in the 73rd minute meant that Mumbai City FC were down to 10 men for the last quarter and a double booking for centre-back Pavel Cmovs only made the task tougher.

Despite the disadvantage, the likes of Subhash Singh and Jan Stohanzl continued to put pressure on the visitors in search of a goal but all those efforts only meant that there was more space for North East United to exploit and they managed to score the second in the 90th minute when de Castro guided home a cross from James Keene.

Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid took this defeat in his stride and said that the team will fight back. "There are the ups and downs in the game. I am confident that we will fight back in the upcoming games. We are looking forward to Chennai, and looking forward to a strong show. Also looking forward to see Nicolas Anelka play in the next game and make Mumbai City FC a stronger side," he said.

Reid sounded a bit worried about Freddie Ljungberg's injury but said he was happy with Moritz playing for 45 minutes even though he was injured but gave his best. He expects Moritz to be in his best form in the next match.


85': Mumbai trailing by a goal are on 9 men
80': North East leading by a solitary goal, the curse of the match changed completely in the second half
75': Mumbai City Fc are playing with 9 footballers, as Pavel was marched off and Tapdelia had to leave the feild due to injury, Mumbai had replaced 3 footballers earlier
73': RED CARD to Pavel, he was booked earlier by the Referee
70': It's a really entertaining match in the second session, though Mumbai City Fc are trailing
65': North East United leading 1-0
57': A lob from Koke received by Kondawani who beat advancing Subrata and places in the open net
57': GOOOOOALLLLLLLL ..... Motanga scored for North East United
55': It's an evenly poised match so far in the second session,North East is in a different mood now
51': YELLOW CARD to Pavel of Mumbai City Fc
50': Mumbai City Fc 0 North East United 0
46': Second half started
HALF TIME : Mumbai City Fc unable to convert though they had dominated completely over North East United. The home team played all along in the North East United middle third utilizing both the wings had some positive openings. The North East goalkeeper Rajneesh had a busy time under the bar in the first session. North East United depend on the counter attacks but unable to disturb the Mumbai defense or the custodian.
45+1': YELLOW CARD Letzelter of North East United
45': 1 min added time
40': It's a goal less proceeding till now
35': North East are now coming back in the match as they are trying to control the ball in the midfield
30': Rennesh is really busy under the North East United bar,scores are 0-0
25': Mumbai City FC are still dominating utilizing both the wings
20': Scores are 0-0, Mumbai City Fc are creating pressure as North East are depending on the counter attacks
15': Match is still goal less, though Mumbai City Fc are dominating
10': Mumbai City FC 0 vs North East United 0 5' : Scores are level
0' : Match started
0' : Mumbai City FC vs North East Unnited.