ISL 2021-22 ALL RESULT: NORTH EAST UNITED ( BELOW)PIC - ISL PRESS RELEASE
MATCH-107: 28.02.2022 : SC EAST BENGAL 1-1 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT.)
NEU : Marco Sahanek 45+2'
NEU : Antonio Perosevic 55'(Pen)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Joe Zoherliana (NEU)
CLUB AWARD : SC EAST BENGAL and NORTH EAST UNITED
SCEB : Sankar Roy, Huidrom Singh, Franjo Prce, Hira Mondal, Mohammad Rafique (C)(Adil Khan-74'), Joyner Lourenco, Sourav Das (Wahengbam Luwang-74'), Lalrinliana Hnamte (Marcelo Ribeiro-57'), Fran Sota, Naorem Singh (Bikash Jairu-82'), Antonio Perosevic.
NEU : Mirshad Michu, Gurjinder Kumar, Zakaria Diallo, Patrick Flottmann (Marcelo Pereira-70'), Mohamed Irshad, Imran Khan (Jestin George-70'), Joe Zoherliana, Pragyan Gogoi (Laldanmawia Ralte-85'), Marco Sahanek (Gani Nigam-90'), Deshorn Brown (C), Suhair Vadakkepeedika.
REFEREE: : Tejas Nagvenkar
NorthEast United played a 1-1 draw in their final league game of the season against fellow strugglers SC East Bengal in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. Goals from Marco Sahanek and Antonio Perosevic managed to split the points either way as Khalid Jamil’s men ended the season with only three wins. As for SC East Bengal, their winless run extended to seven matches.
Marco Sahanek (45+1’) scored his first goal for NEUFC to give them the lead in the first half but the equaliser came through Antonio Perosevic (55’ P) who scored from a precise penalty.
Two good chances fell SCEB’s way in the early stages with Lalrinliana Hnamte making the goalkeeper pull off a good save and Mahesh Naorem Singh hitting the crossbar from long-range. NEUFC survived another scare after the half-hour mark as a volley by Antonio Perosevic missed the target by a whisker.
However, it was the Highlanders that took the lead just a minute before the halftime whistle. A header from Deshorn Brown hit the left post and fell kindly to Marco Sahanek who made no mistake and buried his left-footed shot into the bottom-right corner. Thanks to that goal, NEUFC went into the break with their noses in front.
The second half did not begin according to plan for Khalid Jamil and co as Patrick Flottmann’s push on Fran Sota during an aerial battle was deemed as a foul in the box, leading to a penalty. Perosevic scored the equaliser from the penalty spot, after sending Mirshad Michu towards the wrong way.
Marcelinho came off the bench for NEUFC to inject some energy in the final third and combined with Suhair but the latter’s volley was expertly punched away by Sankar Roy in goal. Four minutes were added for stoppages but neither team had the cutting edge to score the winner in the end. With nothing to separate the teams, the game ended in a draw, much to the disappointment for both sets of players.
SC East Bengal will pull the curtains on their ISL season by playing Bengaluru FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Saturday while NorthEast United’s campaign has come to an end.
MATCH-103 : 25.02.2022 : NORTH EAST UNITED 2-3 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
JFC : Seiminlen Doungel 35', Greg Stewart 59', Jordan Murray 84'
NEU : Laldanmawia Ralte 66', Marcelo Pereira 67'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Ricky Lallawmawma ( JFC )
CLUB AWARD: JAMSHEDPUR FC
Jordan Murray came off the bench to score the winner as Jamshedpur FC showed character of the highest order to edge past NorthEast United 3-2 and stay one point away from a maiden semifinal berth, in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Friday.
Seiminlen Doungel (35th) gave Jamshedpur the lead before Greg Stewart (59th) made it 2-0 in the second half. But in the space of two minutes, Laldanmawia Ralte (59th) and Marcelinho (67th) found the back of the net twice to level matters but in the end, Murray came on and scored for the third time for the Red Miners to underline their tag as one of the contenders for the League Shield and the title this season.
Jamshedpur now have 34 points from 17 matches and will need just one point to ensure a semifinal spot. They have a game in hand to league leaders Hyderabad who have played 18 matches and have 35 in their kitty. For NorthEast United, all is lost and a defeat means they are rooted to 10th place with 13 points from 19 games. They take on wooden spooners SC East Bengal in their final game of the season.
The match got off to an eventful start, Mirshad Michu colliding with Daniel Chima Chukwu inside the area for the Red Miners to appeal vehemently for a penalty. Jamshedpur, as they do more often than not, were getting the balls inside the box and using the width of the pitch to find Chukwu with the in-form Nigerian striker causing a few problems for NorthEast United defenders.
Owen Coyle's team were creating chance after chance and finally broke the deadlock just after the cooling break. From a Ricky Lallawmawma throw-in, Mobashir Rahman found an unmarked Doungel with a brilliant cross at the far post with the striker calmly heading home past Michu who should have done better at his near post.
Jamshedpur ended the half with a 1-0 lead but skipper Peter Hartley picked up a knock and had to be replaced after the change of ends. Narender Gahlot came in for him.For NorthEast United, Marco Sahanek made way for Marcelinho as Khalid Jamil looked keen on testing the Marcelinho-Brown combination to get them the equaliser. But it was more misery for the Highlanders as Jamshedpur doubled their advantage.
It was another Stewart special as the Scotsman took his goal tally to 10 this season, same as Igor Angulo, with a solo effort darting down the right flank after being set up by Mobashir to then cut inside and dink the ball past Michu with aplomb.
Just when it looked like Jamshedpur were on course for another victory, NorthEast United scored two goals in the space of one minute to turn the game on its head. First, Laldanmawia Ralte smashed home a rebound from a Marcelinho shot which was parried only as far as him by T.P. Rehenesh. In the next minute, Marcelinho was seen running at Jamshedpur defenders, the Brazilian then rounding Rehenesh to guide the ball into an empty net.
But Jamshedpur never gave up and Murray turned out to be the super sub, replacing Chima in the 75th minute and then turning in a dinked pass from Stewart in an acrobatic fashion with five minutes remaining on the clock.
MATCH-95 : 18.02.2022 : NORTH EAST UNITED 2-1 BENGALURU FC (FT.)
NEU : Deshorn Brown 74', Laldanmawia Ralte 80'
BFC : leiton Silva 66'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Joe Zoherliana (NEU)
CLUB AWARD : NORTH EAST UNITED.
NEU: Mirshad Michu , Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra, Mohamed Irshad, Zakaria Diallo, Imran Khan, Hernan Santana (C), Joe Zoherliana, Pragyan Gogoi, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Deshorn Brown.
BFC : Lara Sharma, Yaya Banana, Alan Costa, Namgyal Bhutia, Parag Shrivas, Bruno Silva, Suresh Wangjam, Danish Farooq, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri (C), Cleiton Silva.
REFEREE: : R Venkatesh
MATCH-89 : 12.02.2022 : ATK MOHUN BAGAN 3-1 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT PM.)
NEU : V.P.Suhair 15'
ATKMB : Joni Kauki 20', Liston Colaco 44', Manvir Singh 52'.
HERO OF THE MATCH : Joni Kauko ( ATKMB)
CLUB AWARD : ATK MOHUN BAGAN
ATKMB Amrinder Singh, Tiri, Ashutosh Mehta, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal (C), Prabir Das (Sandesh Jhingan-46'), Joni Kauko (Abhishek Suryavanshi-72'), Deepak Tangri (Bidyananda Ningthoujam-66'), Lenny Rodrigues (Gursimrat Singh Gill-90'), Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco(Kiyan Giri-66').
NEU : Subhasish Roy (C), Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Mashoor Shereef, Zakaria Diallo, Marco Sahanek, Hernan Santana, Pragyan Gogoi (Imran Khan-64'), Joe Zoherliana, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Marcelo Pereira (Deshorn Brown-70').
REFEREE: : R Venkatesh
ATK Mohun Bagan rode on Liston Colaco's brilliant show to climb to the second spot after they beat wooden spooners NorthEast United FC 3-1 in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday.
Suhair Vadakkepeedika (17th) gave NEUFC the lead early on before Joni Kauko (22nd) drew level only for Liston (45th) to make it 2-1 just before halftime. Liston was all over NEUFC in the second half as he fed Manvir Singh (52nd) for the team's third goal before making way for Kiyan Nassiri in the 66th minute to cap off another brilliant night.
The result means ATKMB are now on 26 points from 14 games, two adrift of leaders Hyderabad FC who have played two matches more. NEUFC remained rock-bottom with 10 points from 17 games. ATKMB extended their unbeaten streak to 10 matches.
ATKMB missed the services of key players Hugo Boumous and Carl McHugh as both picked up injuries in the last game. As expected, the Mariners started on the front foot with Liston Colaco's early corner posing little threat and Manvir Singh's effort saved by Subhasish Roy Choudhury.
Against the run of play, NEUFC took the lead. Marcelinho got a loose ball in the middle of the park and ran at the ATKMB defence to then find Suhair who rifled home from the edge of the box to beat Amrinder Singh in goal. ATKMB got back in the game soon after cutting short NEUFC's joy as Kauko fired home from outside the area after being set up by Colaco with no NorthEast United shirt closing the Finland international down.
Suhair tried to double his lead but shot over before Pritam Kotal drilled a free header wide from a corner. Just before halftime, the Mariners took the lead riding a Colaco strike to make it his seventh goal of the season. Kauko turned provider this time, laying the ball up for Colaco after an incisive run for the latter to slam the ball into the bottom right corner.
ATKMB moved up a gear in the second period, Manvir finding the back of the net as early as the 52nd minute after the exceptional Colaco snatched possession to send Manvir in the clear as the latter cut back to beat his marker and slot home past Subhashish.
Head coach Juan Ferrando also replaced Prabir Das with Sandesh Jhingan at halftime, the star defender playing for the first time this season since returning from Croatian club HNK Šibenik.
NEUFC created a host of chances after falling behind with Imran Khan, Hernan Santana and Marco Sahanek coming close to scoring. In the end, the green and maroon shirts held on to their lead and made it two wins in two games to exert their authority.
MATCH-81: 04.02.2022 : KERALA BLASTERS 2-1 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
KBFC : Pereyra Diaz 62', Alvaro Vazquez 80'
NEU : Mohamed Irshad 90+4'
RED CARD : Ayush Adhikari ( 70'- KBFC)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Alvaro Vazquez ( KBFC)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Ruivah Hormipam, Marko Leskovic, Nishu Kumar, Harmanjot Khabra, Jeakson Singh, Ayush Adhikari, Adrian Luna (C), Sahal Samad, Alvaro Vazquez, Jorge Diaz.
NEU : Subhasish Roy (C), Mashoor Shereef, Zakaria Diallo, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Joe Zoherliana, Pragyan Gogoi, Hernan Santana, Marco Sahanek, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Marcelo Pereira.
REFEREE: : Pratik Mondal
Ten-man Kerala Blasters FC moved to second spot in the points table with a spirited performance to down wooden spooners NorthEast United FC 2-1 in the Hero Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Friday.
Second-half goals from Jorge Pereyra Díaz (62nd) and a stunner from Alvaro Vazquez (82nd) saw Kerala get back to winning ways as NorthEast United's misery deepened further. Mohamed Irshad scored a goal deep into injury time but that didn't matter in the end as Khalid Jamil's side remained on 10 points from 16 games. Kerala now have 23 points from 13 outings.
The first chance of the game fell to NorthEast United as Suhair Vadakkepeedika had a golden opportunity to take the lead early, but the striker failed to connect after doing all the hard work to evade his marker from a Joe Zoherliana cross.
Marcelinho was at it with some teasing crosses for Suhair and also delivered a crisp corner for Pragyan Gogoi to smash the ball over the bar. Hernan Santana and Marcelinho linked up well too but lacked finishing with the former blasting over an effort after Santana burst through the right to square the ball for him.
Kerala got their first real chance three minutes from the break, Adrian Luna putting in a perfect ball for Jeakson Singh who headed over. In the second half, Kerala started on the front foot as Alvaro Vazquez spotted the keeper out of his line and tried his luck from 40 yards out but missed the target. Vazquez was in the clear soon after, but he shot straight at the keeper as Kerala attacked with venom to soon get their reward.
Diaz was left unmarked and the Argentine made no mistake when Harmanjot Khabra headed the ball in his path, nodding in past Subhashish Roy Choudhary. Kerala suffered a setback when Ayush Adhikari was sent off after seeing a second yellow card in the 70th minute.
NorthEast United replaced Marco Sahanek with Deshorn Brown who made a comeback into the team, but Kerala went 2-0 up to add to Highlanders' plight. Vazquez scored a sensational goal, getting the ball close to the half-line and spotting Roy Choudhury off his line, to send a curling effort that nestled into the net. Irshad pulled one back in stoppage time from a Santana ball, shooting with power from just outside the box but his brilliant effort went in vain as NorthEast United succumbed to their second straight defeat.
MATCH-77: 31.01.2022 : NORTH EAST UNITED 0-5 HYDERABAD FC (FT)
HFC : Bartholomew Ogbeche 3', 60', Akash Mishra 45', Nikhil Poojary 88', Edu Bedia 90'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Bartholomew Ogbeche ( HFC )
CLUB AWARD : HYDERABAD FC.
NEUFC : Subhasish Roy (C), Provat Lakra, Patrick Flottmann, Zakaria Diallo, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Imran Khan, Sehnaj Singh, Marco Sahanek, Suhair Vadakkepeedika and Marcelo Pereira.
HFC : Laxmikant Kattimani, Asish Rai, Nim Dorjee, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Nikhil Poojary, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Joao Victor (C), Aniket Jadhav, Joel Chianese and Bartholomew Ogbeche.
REFEREE: R. Venkatesh
Bartholomew Ogbeche added fuel to debate on whether he is the league's finest striker with a poacher's brace on either side of halftime to take him top of the charts in the Hero Indian Super League's all-time scorers' list and also ensure Hyderabad FC remain top of the tree with a 5-0 win over NorthEast United here on Monday.
Ogbeche scored in the 3rd and 60th minute to take his tally to 14 goals this season and overall number to 49, one more than Sunil Chhetri and Ferran Corominas who have scored 48 goals in history of the league. Obgeche achieved the feat in just three and half years in India's premier club competition.
Besides Ogbeche, Akash Mishra (45th), Nikhil Poojary (84th) and Edu Garcia (88th) also found the back of the net as Manolo Marquez's men ran riot at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda to stretch the lead at the top to four points and also do the double on the Highlanders. They have 26 points from 14 games. NorthEast United's tumultuous season continued unabated as they remained on 10 points from 15 matches.
It took Hyderabad three minutes to nose ahead and Ogbeche -- who else -- was at the right place at the right time, slamming home a rebound after Joao Victor's header pinged off the post and fell kindly for the red-hot Nigerian who took his tally to 13 goals this season and joined Ferran Corominas and Sunil Chhetri in the all-time leading scorers' list in the Hero ISL with 48 strikes.It was all Hyderabad after the first goal as they dictated the game and kept pressing the NorthEast United backline.
In first-half added time, the yellow shirts made it 2-0 with Akash Mishra scoring his second goal in as many games, heading in a Joel Chianese corner from the left side home with aplomb. For NorthEast United, a brief spell of possession with Marco Sahanek their most impressive player did not bear much fruit as they went into the break trailing 0-2.
Ogbeche doubled his tally at the hour mark, further underlining his credentials as the league's best marksman. The excellent Chianese whipped in a cross but Subhashish Roy Choudhury dealt with the danger only to see the ball sent back in towards the far post. Chianese headed the ball into the path of Ogbeche who nodded low with the ball scraping past the keeper and into the net.
Chianese deserved a goal for all his industry and almost had one after he got free from his marker but drilled his effort inches wide of the target. There was drama in store Suhair Vadakkepeedika's goal was disallowed after the striker thought he had pulled one back for the Highlanders. Poojary piled on the misery for NorthEast United, getting on the scoresheet after substitute Sahil Tavora put the ball on a plate for Poojary who ran in to hammer the ball hard and low, across the keeper.
It was 5-0 soon after, Edu Garcia joining the party with a late strike as Hyderabad not only consolidated their lead at the top but also improved the goal difference.
MATCH-71 : 25.01.22 : MUMBAI CITY FC 1-1 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT.)
MCFC : Ahmed Jahouh ( Pen-30')
NEU : Md.Irshad 78'
RED CARD : Amey Ranawade (90' MCFC)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Cassio Gabriel ( MCFC)
CLUB AWARD : MUMBAI CITY AND NORTH EAST UNITED.
MCFC : Mohamad Nawaz, Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall (C), Mehtab Singh, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Ahmed Jahouh, Bradden Inman, Lalengmawia, Cassio Gabriel, Vikram Singh and Bipin Singh.
NEUFC : Subhasish Roy, Provat Lakra, Mashoor Shereef, Zakaria Diallo, Gurjinder Kumar, Marco Sahanek, Sehnaj Singh, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Suhair Vadakkepeedika and Marcelo Pereira.
REFEREE: A Rowan
Ten-man Mumbai City FC failed to snap their winless run as they were held to a 1-1 draw by NorthEast United FC in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday.
Ahmed Jahouh helped the reigning champions take the lead from the spot in the 30th minute but a relentless NorthEast United kept piling on the pressure and finally got their reward through substitute Mohamed Irshad who struck in the 79th minute to ensure both sides shared the spoils.
The result means Mumbai remained winless in their last six games, moving back to the top-four but only just with 18 points from 12 games, level on points with Chennaiyin FC who take on Bengaluru FC on Wednesday.
NorthEast United remained at 10th place in the table, having 10 points from 14 games. For Mumbai, things got worse as Amey Ranawade was shown a red card in stoppage time after he picked up his second yellow card.
NorthEast United were off to a positive start but Mumbai soon got their grip on the tie, Jahouh whipping in a delicious ball for Vikram Pratap Singh whose flick-on was off target. Mourtada Fall was denied by a sharp save from Subhasish Roy Chowdhury as Mumbai started calling the shots.
The momentum soon reflected in a goal albeit from a spot-kick after Vikram was tripped inside the box by Mashoor Shereef. NorthEast protested vehemently against the decision by the referee pointed to the spot and Jahouh thumped the ball high and into the left corner of the goal leaving Roy Chowdhury with no chance to get a hand to it.
Stung by a goal, the Highlanders upped the ante but it was Mumbai who looked the likelier of the two sides to double their lead. Just before halftime, Bradden Inman missed a sitter after being set up by Cassio Gabriel.
In the second period, NorthEast United had an early chance to equalise but Gurjinder Kumar headed wide. The best chance for NorthEast United fell to Suhair Vadakkepeedika whose chip caught Mohamad Nawaz off his line but the ball cannoned off the post.
Two minutes later, Marcelinho's effort thundered off the bar as NorthEast United as Mumbai breathed a sigh of relief. Hernan Santana then tried his luck from range with a delightful free-kick but the keeper did well to keep his effort at bay. NorthEast United kept knocking on the door and finally got their reward from an unlikely source.
Minutes after coming on for Sehnaj Singh, defender Irshad found the back of the net with a striker's finish after the ball fell to him from a NorthEast United corner and he applied a neat finish towards the far corner.
Cassio Gabriel got a golden chance to help Mumbai back into the lead after Amey Ranawade swung in a sharp cross for him inside the box but the Brazilian forced a sharp save from Roy Chowdhury.
MATCH-68 : 22.01.22 : CHENNAIYIN FC 2-1 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
NEUFC: LALDANMAWIA RALTE (35')
CFC: ARIEL BORYSIUK (53'), VALDIMIR KOMAN (58')
HERO OF THE MATCH : Slavko Damjanovic (CFC)
CLUB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC
CFC: Debjit Majumder, Mohd Sajid Dhot, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Vladimir Koman, Rahim Ali, Nerijus Valskis.
NEU: Mirshad Michu , Provat Lakra, Mashoor Shereef, Patrick Flottmann, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Sehnaj Singh, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Suhair, Vadakkepeedika Laldanmawia Ralte.
REFEREE: CRYSTAL JOHN
Chennaiyin FC rode a second-half blitz to move third in the points table as they heaped more misery on NorthEast United FC with a 2-1 victory in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday.
Laldanmawia Ralte helped NorthEast United take the lead in the 35th minute before Ariel Borysiuk (52nd) and Vladimir Koman (58th) got Chennaiyin back in the game within a space of six minutes.
The result means Chennaiyin have now jumped to third place from seventh with 18 points from 12 matches while NorthEast United remain at the foot of the table having collected just nine points from 13 games.
Chennaiyin started the game on the front foot, displaying some eye-catching passing football and keeping the rival defenders on their toes. Nerijus Valskis warmed Mirshad Michu's gloves early on as the blue shirts seemed to play with more purpose. Against the run of play, Laldanmawia Ralte broke free but wasted an opportunity to spoil Chennaiyin's applecart.
But Laldanmawia did not have to wait long to atone for his mistake as he found the back of the net albeit fortuitously in the 35th minute. Debjit Majumder was to blame under the Chennaiyin bar for coming off his line unnecessarily and conceding a corner. Off the flag-kick, Majumder was again caught on the wrong foot as he flapped down the ball unconvincingly into the danger area for a lurking Laldanmawia to slot home.
At halftime, NorthEast United led 1-0 and also looked to turn the tide after Chennaiyin dominated the first half-an-hour.
But in the second half, Chennaiyin took the game by the scruff of the neck, Rahim Ali putting the ball in the path of Borysiuk whose tame effort deflected off Sehnaj Singh's right boot to go inside. Things took a turn for the worse for the Highlanders as keeper Michu looked in a lot of discomfort but coach Khalid Jamil decided to keep him on until his poor outing cost them the second goal. Koman's free-kick missed everyone as Michu ventured out of his line to see the ball go past him and into the back of the net. Subhasish Roy Choudhary replaced Michu.
Stung by the twin setback, Jamil sent star forward Marcelinho, who joined NorthEast United in the January transfer window, in for Laldanmawia in the 64th minute and the Brazilian made an immediate impact with his jinking runs and cutting edge in the final third. Marcelinho tried his luck from range to just send his effort wide before his delicious corner found Patrick Flottmann whose header came off the post with his rebound flying over the bar.
Hernan Santana blew a golden opportunity closer to full time when he sent a free header off target from a Marcelinho corner before Majumder redeemed himself with a double save from Marco Sahanek and Imran Khan on the rebound.
MATCH-64 : 18.01.22 : NORTH EAST UNITED FC 0-2 ODISHA FC (FT)
OFC: DANIEL LALHLIMPUIA (17'), ARIDAI SUAREZ (22')
HERO OF THE MATCH : ARIDAI SUAREZ ( OFC)
CLUB AWARD : Odisha FC
NEUFC: Mirshad Michu, Gurjinder Kumar, Provat Lakra, Patrick Flottmann, Mashoor Shereef, Mohamed Irshad, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Sehnaj Singh, Lalkhawpuimawia, Suhair Vadakkepeedika.
OFC: Arshdeep Singh , Lalhrezuala Sailung, Hector Ramirez, Victor Mongil (C), Sahil Panwar, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Javier Hernandez, Thoiba Singh, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Aridai Suarez.
REFEREE: ASHWIN KANOJIA
Odisha FC rose to fifth place with a 2-0 victory over NorthEast United in the latest 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League encounter at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda. The win takes OFC from ninth to fifth with only one point separating them from the fourth-placed Mumbai City FC. As for Khalid Jamil and Co, the winless streak extends to five games as they sit in 10th place in the standings.
Daniel Lalhlimpuia (17’) gave the Kalinga Warriors an early lead with his first goal of the season. Aridai Suarez (22’) extended the advantage five minutes later, being involved in both goals.
Early exchanges saw both sides create half-chances to score. Suhair Vadakkepeedika provided Lalkhawpuimawia with a decent chance but the forward completely miscued his shot from 12-yards out, to the anger of Khalid Jamil on the sideline. NEUFC was punished moments later after the opening goal was scored by Daniel Lalhlimpuia with a simple tap-in. He was served the ball on a platter by Aridai Suarez who weaved past Provat Lakra on the left flank and found the striker with a precise low cross.
The provider then became the scorer after adding his team’s second goal on the board. Aridai found space on the left flank, cut inside on his right foot and hit a low shot that escaped Mirshad Michu’s grip much to his dismay. OFC kept their noses ahead as both teams went into the halftime break.
The second half saw the Highlanders push for a goal with Hernan Santana blasting his volley against the crossbar from long-range. Post the hour mark, Nandhakumar Sekar who came on from the bench had a great chance to score the third but had his shot saved in a one-on-one situation.
Laldanmawia Ralte looked to have reduced the deficit in the late stages of the match but his goal was ruled out for offside by the officials. The fourth official added four minutes for stoppages following which OFC secured all three points and also recorded a morale-boosting clean sheet.
NorthEast United FC faces Chennaiyin FC in their next outing at the PJN Stadium on Saturday while Odisha FC must wait nine days before meeting Hyderabad FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Thursday.
MATCH-60 : 14.01.22 : FC GOA 1-1 NORTH EAST UNITED FC (FT)
NEUFC: HERNAN SANTANA (3')
FCG: AIRAN CABRERA(39')
HERO OF THE MATCH : George Ortiz ( FCG)
CLUB AWARD : FC GOA and NORTH EAST UNITED
FCG: Dheeraj Moirangthem, Anwar Ali, Leander D'Cunha, Saviour Gama, Aiban Dohling, Glan Martins (C), Alexander Jesuraj, Princeton Rebello, Alberto Noguera, Airan Cabrera, Jorge Ortiz.
NEUFC: Mirshad Michu , Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Mashoor Shereef, Sehnaj Singh, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Rochharzela, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Deshorn Brown.
REFEREE: R VENKATESH.
Hernan Santana's delightful free-kick failed to hand NorthEast United FC a win as they were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Goa in the Hero Indian Super League at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Friday.
Santana curled in a superb free-kick in just the second minute of the game but Airan Cabrera's goal in the 39th minute helped Goa draw level. There were no goals in the second half, meaning Goa moved up a rung to eighth place having 13 points from 11 games while NorthEast United remained 10th with nine points from 11 games.
NorthEast United were off to a flying start courtesy of Santana's individual brilliance. The 31-year old Spaniard curled in a delectable free-kick at the near post leaving Dheeraj Moirangthem with no chance as the ball pinged in off the crossbar.
It was a frantic start to the game and just the early push NorthEast United needed. Goa tried to settle down by playing more passes in midfield but NorthEast were not ready to rest on the slender lead as Deshorn Brown missed the target after beating two defenders.
Goa relied on the excellent Jorge Ortiz to deliver the goods and the Spaniard got past Provat Lakra to send a teasing ball inside the box but Mirshad Michu was alert to avert the danger at the right time. NorthEast looked in fine touch when Brown and Suhair Vadakkepeedika combined for the latter to see his effort deflect off a few Goa shirts for a corner.
Goa slowly started growing into the game and got the equaliser moments before the halftime whistle when Cabrera nodded in a Alberto Noguera corner with no one marking him.
In the second period, Goa looked the more threatening side with Ortiz and Cabrera combining brilliantly to keep NorthEast United defence on tenterhooks. There were chances few and far between for the Highlanders but Goa could not make the most of their attacking display as they had to share the spoils in the end with their rivals.
MATCH-51 : 06.01.22 :JAMSHEDPUR FC 3-2 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
NEU : Deshorn Brown Jr. 4'., 90'
JFC : Jordan Murray 45', Boris Singh 56', Ishan Pandita 90+2'.
HERO OF THE MATCH : Ishan Pandita ( JFC)
CLUB AWARD : Jamshedpur FC.
JFC : Pawan Kumar, Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley (C), Eli Sabia, Ricky Lallawmawma, Jitendra Singh, Boris Singh, Seiminlen Doungel, Mobashir Rahman (Ishan Pandita-84'), Greg Stewart, Jordan Murray.
NEUFC : Mirshad Michu Provat Lakra, Mashoor Shereefm, Patrick Flottmannm, Tondonba Singh, Pragyan Gogoi, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Mathias Coureur, Deshorn Brown.
REFEREE : A. Rowan
An injury-time winner from Ishan Pandita sees Jamshedpur FC secure a 3-2 win over NorthEast United in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League 2021-22 at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim. The result elevates Owen Coyle’s men to third place in the league table, level on points with second-placed Mumbai City FC and leaders Hyderabad FC.
Deshorn Brown (4’) broke the deadlock with an early strike until Jordan Murray (44’) levelled the score with a header. Boris Singh (56’) then sent JFC into the lead with his first-ever goal in the ISL. Brown (90+1’) looked to have secured a draw with a late goal until Ishan Pandita (90+3’) scored the winner deep into injury time.
The match began with the Highlanders grabbing a hold on the proceedings. Deshorn Brown scored his fifth goal of the campaign inside the first five minutes. The striker was fed by Suhair Vadakkepeedika with a penetrating pass and found himself in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper. He calmly placed his right-footed shot in the bottom left corner for the early breakthrough goal. A few minutes later, Jordan Murray missed an open goal with a diving header, thus wasting a great chance to score the equalizer.
A few moments later, calls for a penalty were denied by the referee when Provat Lakra seemingly tripped Greg Stewart inside the box. The forward had another chance to score the equalizer but his left-footed shot was parried away by Mirshad Michu. However, the goal finally came from Jordan Murray who leapt the highest to connect with Stewart’s free-kick and head the ball inside the net in the closing stages of the first half.
The Men of Steel carried their momentum from the first half into the second. Within three seconds of the restart, Murray’s shot from the right corner of the box required Michu’s intervention who made a strong save. JFC finally took the lead five minutes before the hour mark following a goal from Boris Singh. The winger latched on to a cut-back from Murray and made no mistake in placing the ball inside an empty goal with his right foot.
Just as five minutes were added for stoppages, Brown scored his second after weaving past the goalkeeper and scoring with immense composure. A couple of minutes later, Ishan Pandita scored the winner, acting as the super-sub yet again. The striker made no mistake in finishing from close range and secured three vital points for his team.
Jamshedpur FC will now await the challenge of SC East Bengal at the Athletic Stadium on Tuesday while NorthEast United has a week’s gap before their meeting with FC Goa at the same venue on Friday.
MATcH-42 27.12.21 : NORTH EAST UNITED FC 3-3 MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)
NEU : Brown Sr. 29', 54', 80'
MCFC : Igor Angulo 33', 52', Bipin Singh 39'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Brown Sr ( NEUFC)
CLUB AWARD : NORTH EAST UNITED AND MUMBAI CITY FC
MCFC : Mohammad Nawaz, Amey Ranawade, Rahul Bheke, Mehtab Singh, Mandar Dessai (C), Lalengmawia, Ahmed Jahouh, Cassio Gabriel, Ygor Catatau, Bipin Singh and Igor Angulo.
NEU : Mirshad Michu, Provat Lakra, Patrick Flottmann, Tondonba Singh, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Sehnaj Singh, Pragyan Gogoi, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Deshorn Brown and Mathias Coureur.
REFEREE : A. Rowan
Deshorn Brown's powerful hattrick ensured Mumbai City FC remained winless after two matches as NorthEast United FC shared the spoils with the defending champions in a high-octane Hero Indian Super League clash at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Monday which ended 3-3. Brown scored in the 29th, 56th and 80th minute as Igor Angulo (33rd, 52nd) and Bipin Singh (40th) scored either side of his treble in a match that ebbed and flowed from start to finish.
The result means Mumbai sit at the top of the pile with 16 points from eight games but have drawn after their 0-3 loss to Kerala Blasters. NorthEast United remain ninth having eight points from nine games. Mumbai almost went ahead in the 2nd minute when Ahmed Jahouh's delivery was met by Ygor Catatau but his thumping header was brilliantly saved by Mirshad Michu in NorthEast United goal.
Mumbai bossed the initial exchanges with Cassio Gabriel and Jahouh pulling the strings in the middle of the park. Mohammad Nawaz did not have to warm his gloves before the first quarter of the half when the keeper tipped over a tricky Mathias Coureur header.
Against the run of play, NorthEast United drew first blood. Brown marked his return to the side with a goal as the Jamaican forward made the most of a brilliant diagonal ball from the impressive Imran Khan to chest it down and slot home past the charging Nawaz.
Stung by the setback just before the half-hour mark, Mumbai upped the ante and were rewarded soon. Bipin burst through the left flank and squared it for Angulo who tapped home from close.
Seven minutes later and five minutes to halftime, Angulo turned provider as the experienced Spaniard put an overlapping Bipin through with the latter effecting a low finish first time from a tight angle. Mirshad was left high and dry as he let one through his near post, failing to get down in time.
At the break, Mumbai were 2-1 up with NorthEast United snapping at their heels all the way. It was action from the off in the second period as Hernan Santana forced Nawaz into a great save three minutes into the half. Mumbai added to their tally soon after as Angulo scored his second goal after Ygor Catatau unlocked a flailing NorthEast United defence to find Angulo who slotted home from close.
Mumbai's joy was short-lived as the excellent Brown got his name on the scoresheet again, peeling away from his marker and using power to smash the ball across the keeper and into the back of the net.
Mumbai looked for the cushion to find some breathing space as Bipin's drive was saved well by Mirshad but to their agony, Brown completed his hattrick guiding Imran's shot into an empty net as Rahul Bheke failed to clear the danger and Nawaz was guilty of coming out of his line earlier than he should have.
Mathias Coureur, Ingulo and Bheke blew away chances at both ends as both sides looked for the winner but in the end it ended 3-3.
MATCH-37 : 21.12.21 : NORTH EAST UNITED 2-3 ATK MOHUN BAGAN (FT.)
NEU : V.P.Suhair 2', Mashoor Shereef 86'
ATKMB : Liston Colaso 45+2', Hugo Bumos 52', 76'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Liston Colaco (ATK MOHUN BAGAN)
CLUB AWARD : ATK MOHUN BAGAN
NEU : Mirshad Michu, Provat Lakra (Joe Zoherliana-46'), Patrick Flottmann, Gurjinder Kumar (Tondonba Singh-26'), Hernan Santana, Khassa Camara (C) (Pragyan Gogoi-72'), Imran Khan, Mathias Coureur, Rochharzela (Laldanmawia Ralte-46'), Lalkhawpuimawia (Mashoor Shereef-66') Suhair Vadakkepeedika.
ATKMB : Amrinder Singh, Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal (C), Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh (Joni Kauko-64'), Deepak Tangri (Lenny Rodrigues-83'), Manvir Singh, Hugo Boumous (David Williams-83'), Liston Colaco (Soosai Michealadimai-79') Roy Krishna.
REFEREE : Harish Kundu.
90': 5 minutes added time.
90': NORTH EAST UNITED 2-3 ATK MOHUN BAGAN
86': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 3-2 for ATK MOHUN BAGAN. Mashoor reduced the margin with a right footer grounder..
78': NORTH EAST UNITED 1-3 ATK MOHUN BAGAN
76': GOALLLLLL 3-1 for ATK MOHUN BAGAN. Joni Kauko's cross and Hugo Boumas scored his 2nd goal in the match.
55': NORTH EAST UNITED 1-2 ATK MOHUN BAGAN
52': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 2-1 for ATK MOHUN BAGAN. Subhasish Bose pass from left and Hugo Bumos finished well.
46': 2nd half starts.
HT : NORTH EAST UNITED 1-1 ATK MOHUN BAGAN
45+2': GOALLLLLLLLLLL 1-1. Liston Colaco scored from a brilliant header from a right sided corss of Roy Krishna.
45': 4 minutes added time.
35': CORNER FOR NORTH EAST - Mathias Coureur's kick cleared.
30': NORTH EAST UNITED 1-0 ATK MOHUN BAGAN
28': FREE KICK FOR ATK MB - Liston Colaso's free kick went out.
18': CHANCE TO ATK MB: ROU=Y KRISHNA'S LEFT FOOTER FROM RIGHT SIDED PASS OF MANVIR SINGH JUST MISSED THE TARGET.
13': NORTH EAST UNITED 1-0 ATK MOHUN BAGAN
11': CHANCE MISSED - ATK MB - Manvir Singh close shot went wide.
4': Corner for ATK MB. Hugo Boumas corner kick cleared by Mirshad Michu.
2': GOLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 1-0 for North East. v.P Suhair score for corner kick of Mathias Coureur.
1': Match starts.
MATCH-32 : 17.12.21 : NORTH EAST UNITED 2-0 SC EAST BENGAL (FT.)
NEU : Suhair VP 60', Patrick Flottmann 67'.
RED CARD : Antonio Perosevic (SC EAST BENGAL)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Khassa Kamara ( NORTH EAST)
CLUB AWARD : NORTH EAST UNITED
NEUFC : Mirshad Michu, Gurjinder Kumar, Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra, Khassa Camara (C), Imran Khan, Hernan Santana, Suhair Vadakkepeedika (Tondonba Singh-90'), Rochharzela (Laldanmawia Ralte-53'), Mathias Coureur, Lalkhawpuimawia (Pragyan Gogoi-90')
SCEB : Arindam Bhattacharja (C), Tomislav Mrcela, Hira Mondal, Raju Gaikwad (Wahengbam Luwang-64'), Franjo Prce (Amir Dervisevic-29'), Lalrinliana Hnamte (Balwant Singh-69'), Sourav Das, Mohammad Rafique, Antonio Perosevic, Naorem Singh (Bikash Jairu-46'), Daniel Chukwu.
REFEREE : Rahul Kumar Gupta
FULL TIME : SC EAST BENGAL LOST 0-2 TO NORTH EAST UNITED
90': 5 MINUTE ADDED TIME.
70': SC EAST BENGAL 0-2 NORTH EAST UNITED
67': GOAALLLLLL : 2-0. Patrick Flottmann scored from a header.
60': SC EAST BENGAL 0-1 NORTH EAST UNITED
60': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 for North East United. V.P.Suhair scored the goal.
46': 2nd Half Match starts.
HALF TIME : Score remains goalless between North East United and SC East Bengal at half time.
45'+2': Yellow Card: Naorem Singh
45': 2 minutes of added time.
41': Yellow Card: Rochharzela
28': Substitution of SC East Bengal: Amir Dervisevic to replace injured Franjo Prce
20': Perosevic's cross from left this time, went straight to keeper Mirshad.
18': Good run of Perosevic through right flank and a cross in the box, cleared in defence.
12': Corner to NorthEast United, cleared in SC East Bengal defence. No positive chance so far in the game.
2': Corner to SC East Bengal, cleared in defence.
0': Kick off.
0': Teams are in the field, match is about to start.
0': Match will start from 7.30 PM at PJN Stadium, Fatorda.
MATCH 28: 13.12.21 : HYDERABAD FC 5-1 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
HFC : Chinglensana Singh 11', Bartholomew Ogbeche 26', 76', Aniket Yadav 89', Severio 90+3'
NEU : Laldanmawia Ralte 43'.
HERO OF THE MATCH : ASHISH RAI ( HFC)
HFC : Laxmikant Kattimani, Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Hitesh Sharma (Sahil Tavora), Joao Victor (C), Nikhil Poojary (Aaren D'Silva), Edu Garcia (Joel Chianese), Rohit Danu (Aniket Jadhav), Bartholomew Ogbeche (Javier Siverio).
NEU : Subhasish Roy (C), Patrick Flottmann, Tondonba Singh, Mohamed Irshad (Mashoor Sheree), Joe Zoherliana, Hernan Santana, Pragyan Gogoi (Lalkhawpuimawia), Imran Khan, Laldanmawia Ralte (Rochharzela), Mathias Coureur and Suhair Vadakkepeedika (Manvir Singh).
REFEREE : Ashwin
Hyderabad FC zoomed to second on the points table with a commanding 5-1 win over NorthEast United FC in a Hero Indian Super League 2021-22 fixture at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Monday.
Chinglensana Singh (12') opened the scoring while a brace from Bartholomew Ogbeche (27', 78') sunk one of his former clubs. Substitutes Aniket Jadhav (90') and Javier Siverio (90+3') joined the party late. Laldanmawia Ralte (43'), a Hyderabad FC player himself until this summer, scored for the Highlanders.
A fit-again Edu Garcia's inclusion in the starting XI for the first time since the first game week proved to be an inspired move. A freekick in the 10th minute sailed over the bar but another set-piece moments later did the trick.
Chinglensana Singh scored his first ISL goal courtesy Garcia's freekick that hit the upright initially. Goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury was caught ball-watching and defenders out of position when the Manipur-born defender slotted home from the rebound.
With the deadlock broken, Hyderabad egged on for a second. An unmarked Ogbeche missed the easiest of chances after build-up play from the right flank was fed off by an Ashis Rai cross. The Nigerian made amends immediately. Garcia was in the thick of things again as he lobbed the ball into space for Ogbeche who ran past the defenders to collect it and smash the ball into the net with his left foot.
Danmawia had no qualms in punishing his former side as he turned fox in the box. It was Tondonba's long throw-in that resulted in a goal-mouth melee. Suhair's shot was blocked but not cleared and NorthEast had the Mizo winger half the deficit. NorthEast shortly looked enterprising after the change of ends. Substitute Lalkhawpuimawia attempted an ambitious bicycle kick and Danmawia's header from Joe Zoherliana's cross went over.
Marquez made a host of changes bringing in fresh legs but it was an almost solo effort from Ogbeche to seal the third as he left Santana for dead, swiveled, and blazed a shot from range that the keeper had no chance to deal with it. Siverio first assisted and then scored in the dying embers of the game as Aniket Jadhav, another introduction from the bench, too got his first goal for the club.
MATCH - 24: 10.12.21 : ODISHA FC 1-0 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT.)
OFC : Jonathas Cristian 81'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Jonathas Cristian ( ODISHA FC)
CLUB AWARD : ODISHA FC
OFC : Kamaljit Singh, Victor Mongil, Aridai Suarez, Javier Hernandez (Nikhil Raj), Gaurav Bora, Daniel Lalhlimpuia (Jerry Mawihmingthanga), Vinit Rai (C), Hendry Antonay, Lalruatthara, Isaac Chhakchhuak (Thoiba Singh), Liridon Krasniqi (Jonathas Cristian).
NEUFC : Mirshad Michu, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Khassa Camara, Rochharzela (Imran Khan), Hernan Santana (C), Suhair V.P(Gani Nigam), Mathias Coureur, Deshorn Brown, Sehnaj Singh (Lalkhawpuimawia), Mashoor Shereef.
REFEREE : Senthil Nathan S
Jonathas Cristian scored a second-half goal to help Odisha FC jump to second place in the points table with a 1-0 win over NorthEast United FC in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Friday.
Odisha now have nine points from four matches, three behind league leaders Mumbai City FC who have 12 points from five games. NorthEast, meanwhile, dropped to ninth with four points from five games. NorthEast United started on the front foot with Deshorn Brown dribbling past two defenders early on and firing wide from an acute angle.
It was all about the Highlanders in the opening exchanges barring an Aridai Suarez curler that skimmed the crossbar and went out. Brown was at it again as he tried to dance past a few Odisha defenders after goalkeeper Mirshad Michu found him with a long ball, only for the home side to avert the danger.
Five minutes to halftime, the brilliant Brown left Odisha defenders in his wake with a buccaneering run into the box but his effort was off target as he took one touch too many.In the second period, Odisha scuffed a golden opportunity to draw first blood when Javier Hernandez headed wide of the target after being fed by a lovely through ball from Aridai.
Frenchman Mathias Coureur then failed to make the most of a free header, nodding wide from close range.The deadlock was finally broken in the 81st minute when two substitutes Thoiba Singh and Jonathas combined for a well-drilled goal.
Thoiba, who came in place of Isaac Chhakchhuak in the 62nd minute, did well to cross for Jonathas whose drop header left a diving Mirshad with no chance. Liridon Krasniqi had made way for Jonathas in the 62nd minute.In the dying exchanges, NorthEast tried hard to draw level but Odisha kept them at bay and ensured they keep their good run going.
MATCH-17: 04/12/2021 : NORTH EAST UNITED FC - 2-1 - FC GOA (FT)
NEUFC : ROCHHAARZELA (10'), KHASSA CHAMARA 90+4'
FCG : ALEXANDER ROMARIO JESURAJ (13')
HERO OF THE MATCH : Hernan Santana (NORTH EAST UNITED)
CLUB AWARD : NORTH EAST UNITED FC
NEUFC Subhasish Roy Choudhury (C), Patrick Flottmann (Deshorn Brown), Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Khassa Camara, Hernan Santana, Sehnaj Singh, Rochharzela (Imran Khan), Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Mathias Coureur, Lalkhawpuimawia (Mashoor Shereef).
FCG :Dheeraj Moirangthem, Sanson Pereira (Saviour Gama), Dylan Fox, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez (C), Alberto Noguera (Edu Bedia), Princeton Rebello (Muhammed Nemil), Alexander Jesuraj (Makan Chothe), Nongdamba Naorem (Devendra Murgaonkar), Glan Martins, Jorge Ortiz.
A last minute goal by Khassa Camara ensured that NorthEast grabbed full points against FC Goa in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday. Coach Khalid Jamil breathed a sigh of relief in the end as the Highlanders closed a rather inconsistent evening leaving the Gaurs languishing at the bottom of the table still searching for their first point.
The Highlanders found the opener through Rochharzela (10') but Alexander Romario Jesuraj (13') equalised minutes later. Captain Edu Bedia was left out to accommodate former Highlander Dylan Fox. Airam Cabrera did not feature in the matchday squad as he was nursing a small niggle.
Rochharzela, making his first start of the season paid dividends at the very outset. The Mizoram-born winger capitalised on the FC Goa defence, which went missing. Mathias Coureur won the ball from the left with Fox unable to intercept. A through ball played to Rochharzela saw him clear and he went into the box to shoot home, albeit post a deflection off the upright.
The joy was short-lived. Jorge Ortiz ran close to the byline and squared it for Jesuraj who flipped it back. The ball was played back into space from the other end by Noguera and Jesuraj made amends by slotting the ball past the goalkeeper, to equalise in a couple of minutes.
But, it was the late heroic by Khassa Camara (90+4') that sealed the match for the Highlanders. A brilliant long range strike by Camara found the left corner of the target giving NorthEast the all important lead.
MATCH-12: 29/11/2021 : NORTH EAST UNITED FC - ( 1-2 ) - CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
CFC : Lallianzuala Chhangte 41', Aniruddh Thapa 73'
NEU : V.P. Suhair 48'.
HERO OF THE MATCH : Lallianzuala Chhangte ( CFC)
CLUB AWARD : CHENNAIYIN FC.
NEUC : Subhasish Roy, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Mashoor Shereef, Khassa Camara (C), Federico Gallego, Hernan Santana, Pragyan Gogoi, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Laldanmawia Ralte, Mathias Coureur.
CCFC : Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Mirlan Murzaev, Vlagyimir Koman, Rahim Ali.
REFEREE : Ashwin
Young Indian talent took centre-stage as Chennaiyin FC rallied to beat NorthEast United FC 2-1 in a 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Sunday.
Lallianzuala Chhangte (41') broke the deadlock with a powerful shot from a defensive error but VP Suhair (50') made the most of the Chennaiyin goalkeeper being out of position to equalise. Captain Anirudh Thapa (74') sealed the deal with a fine strike.
Federico Gallego's return to the starting XI for the first time this season headlined team news even before the first whistle. Mathias Coureur too came back into Khalid Jamil's team. Meanwhile, Narayan Das had a new role at centre back for Chennaiyin as Jerry Lalrinzuala assumed his position at left back.
Apart from a moment where it seemed Lallianzuala Chhangte had beaten Subhasish Roy Chowdhury's nearside to squeeze a goal, it was all NorthEast in the opening exchanges. Gallego's quality was on display as he peppered the Chennaiyin defence several times. VP Suhair and Laldanmawia Ralte too had a few sniffs in the opposition box to keep the Highlanders on top.
Unfortunately, Gallego could only last 24 minutes as he pulled up injured yet again. NorthEast United, already missing the services of Deshorn Brown in the game, had to put in Pat Flottmann, going in for an added defender.
The game was thrown open with chances at both ends. Suhair's header from a long throw-in was saved by Vishal Kaith and then Hernan Santana's long-ranger went inches above. Chhangte, who had earlier blazed over the bar, made amends before half time. After some exquisite counter-press through the right, Reagan Singh squared the ball into the box. Khassa Camara mistimed his interception and Chhantge pounced onto the ball to slot it home after a deflection off the bar.
Jamil made two changes post the break and results immediately showed. Five minutes in, VP Suhair, relatively unmarked, had no problems in guiding the ball past Vishal Kaith from a long-throw in by Provat Lakra. NorthEast had found the equaliser with more than 40 minutes to go.
Lalkhawpuimawia shot wide despite having an empty net to aim at. Gurjinder Kumar's long ranger took a deflection off Slavko Damjanovic and ricocheted off the post. With Kaith, yet again out of position as he was for the goal, the Mizoram-born striker failed to hand his team the lead. Post the hour mark, Mirlan Murzaev found the back of the net but Rahim Ali's through ball to the Kyrgyz was deemed offside.
It was then the new captain, Thapa to have his final say in the game. Murzaev laid in the midfielder from a long ball. Thapa sprinted full pace to go past marker Camara and shoot fiercely to restore the lead, crucially closing the game for Chennaiyin FC.
MATCH-7: 25/11/2021 : NORTH EAST UNITED -( 0-0 ) - KERALA BLASTERS (90+3' :FT..)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Hernan Santana ( NORTH EAST UNITED)
CLUB AWARD : NORTH EAST UNITED AND KERALA BLASTERS.
KBFC : Albino Gomes, Enes Sipovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Marko Leskovic, Ayush Adhikari (Lalthathanga Khawlhring), Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad (Nishu Kumar), Adrian Luna (Chencho Gyeltshen), Jeakson Singh, Vincy Barretto (Prasanth Karuthadathkuni), Jorge Diaz (Alvaro Vazquez).
NEUFC : Subhasish Roy, Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar (Tondonba Singh), Khassa Camara, Hernan Santana (C), Pragyan Gogoi (Mohamed Irshad), Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Laldanmawia Ralte (Rochharzela), Deshorn Brown (Mathias Coureur) Lalkhawpuimawia (Manvir Singh).
After facing defeat by similar margins in their opening round game, NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC drew 0-0 as both teams were locked in an intense battle, in a 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Thursday.
Kerala would rue a great chance to earn full points, having to blame all but themselves for some shabby finishing, especially with a lacklustre display by NEUFC's forwards.
Ivan Vukomanovic handed young Vincy Barretto an ISL debut on the right wing as Enes Sipovic made his debut in yellow at the heart of defense. NorthEast United, also lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation dropped goalscorer from the last game, Mathias Coureur and opted for 24-year-old Australian centre-back Patrick Flottmann.
While neither side could carve out clear-cut chances in the opening exchanges, NorthEast did look threatening a couple of times. VP Suhair was the architect of Deshorn Brown and Khassa Camara getting half-chances to convert. The latter did slice a couple over the net from distance. However, the highlight remained a right-footed free-kick from Hernan Santana that went inches above after Enes Sipovic had brought down Deshorn on the run.
At the half-hour mark, Blasters captain Jessel Carneiro swung in a cross that ultimately found Adrian Luna. His chip over the defensive line had Jorge Diaz almost head in the opener of the night. Both teams remained compact in the first period as both sets of strikers found it incredibly tough to get going in the opposition half.
Five minutes into the second half, Sahal Abdul Samad missed a golden opportunity. Vincy blazed through the pitch after winning a second ball. He squared it into the box but with only the keeper to beat, Sahal grazed it wide.
Vincy kept trying hard to help his forwards but playmaker Adrian Luna was not clinical enough in the box. Both managers switched personnel with Alvaro Vazquez and Coureur arriving into the game for Blasters and NorthEast respectively. In a change of formation, Sahal was taken off for wing-back Nishu Kumar, returning after being sidelined for up to ten months through injury for the final quarter hour.
Kerala had their best chance of the night towards the final minutes courtesy a brilliant pass by Nishu but teammate Alvaro Vazquez could not finish a rather easy header thanks to a spectacular save by NEUFC goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury. Both teams cancelled each other out, visibly frustrating both Jamil and Vukomanovic in an intense battle of tactics Blasters face arch-rivals Bengaluru next while NorthEast entertain Chennaiyin next week.
20-11-21 : BENGALURU FC - ( 4-2 ) - NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
NEU : Cleiton 14', Coureur 25'
NUFC : Deshorn Brown 17', Mashoor Shereef 23'(OG), Jayesh Rane 42', Prince Ibara 81'.
HERO OF THE MATCH : Udanta singh ( BFC)
CLUB AWARD : Bengaluru FC.
NEUFC: Subhasish Roy , Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Jestin George, Mashoor Shereef, Khassa Camara, Hernan Santana, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Laldanmawia Ralte, Mathias Coureur, Deshorn Brown.
BFC : Gurpreet Sandhu , Alan Costa, Ajith Kamaraj, Ashique Kuruniyan, Yrondu Musavu-King, Bruno Silva, Jayesh Rane, Suresh Wangjam, Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva, Sunil Chhetri .
REFEREE : RAHUL KUMAR GUPTA
In an entertaining contest that saw six different goalscorers, Bengaluru FC ran out eventual victors, defeating NorthEast United FC 4-2 in the second game of the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Saturday.
Cleiton Silva (14'), Jayesh Rane (42') and Prince Ibarra (81') provided the fireworks for Bengaluru FC, while Deshorn Brown (17'), Mathias Coureur (25') scored for the Highlanders along with Mashoor Shereef (22' OG) who unfortunately found his own net.
Former Bengaluru man Deshorn Brown almost provided the opener of the night with an acrobatic attempt in the very first minute. NorthEast United looked dominant in the opening exchanges but the game opened up right around the quarter-hour mark.
An entertaining eleven minutes ensued with four goals, two at either end. First up, Brazilian target man Silva made most of Udanta Singh's build-up play, to leave NorthEast defenders high and dry to complete a fine goal. Three minutes later, Deshorn Brown was to have his say in the game. VP Suhair on the left flank, brilliantly found Brown who with a controlled first touch, smashed into the net to draw level.
NorthEast then shot themselves in the foot. Ashique Kuruniyan lobbed the ball in from range, it rebounded off the crossbar and came back into play. Mashoor Shereef, instead of clearing it, scored an own goal. On the other end, new signing Mathias Coureur made amends for his teammate. Suhair yet again set up the move for Coureur to slot it in on the second time of asking, equalizing for the second time in the night.
Sunil Chhetri, desperate to get into the act squandered a chance but it was Jayesh Rane right before half-time who drove down a left-footer to bring up the fifth goal of the game. NorthEast looked visibly second-best post the break. Chhetri missed an easy chance before Sehnaj Singh was brought in by Khalid Jamil, who looked to the bench for experience.
The game descended into a tactical battle with multiple substitutions from both sides hampering the flow of the game late on. There was one bit left, where Alan Costa's long ball found Prince Ibarra, who cut in and finished with style. Bengaluru managed to hold on to the score and register all three points.