INDIAN FOOTBALL

NorthEast United FC 3-3 Mumbai City FC: Player Ratings, Player of the Match

The Fatorda Stadium witnessed a high-scoring tie as Mumbai City FC and NorthEast United FC drew 3-3. It was an enthralling encounter as both teams led the match at certain points. Either side came into the game on the back of a defeat.

NorthEast United FC were first to take the lead, credit to Deshorn Brown. However, Bipin Singh bagged for Mumbai City to draw level. A brace from Angulo gave the Islanders a 3-1 lead. They looked set to take home all 3 points but Brown had other plans. A hat-trick from the Jamaican spear-headed Northeast United’s comeback as the game finished 3-3.

The defending champions now sit at the top of the table with 16 points. Meanwhile, Northeast United FC languish in the bottom half, with 8 points from 9 games.

NorthEast United FC: Player Ratings

Formation: 4-3-3

Coach: Khalid Jamil

Goalkeeper: M. Michu (6.5/10)

Defenders: P. Lakra (6/10), Hernan Santana (7.5/10), P. Flottmann (5.5/10), T. Singh (6.5/10)

Midfielders: Imran Khan (8.5/10), P. Gogi (6/10), S. Singh (6.5/10)

Forwards: V. P. Suhair (7/10), M. Coureur (6/10), D. Brown (9.5/10)

Substitutes: Rochharzela (6/10), M. Irshad (6/10), M. Singh (N/A)

Mumbai City FC: Player Ratings

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Coach: Des Buckingham

Goalkeeper: M. Nawaz (5.5/10)

Defenders: A. Ranawade (6/10), M. Singh (5.5/10), R. Bheke (6.5/10), M. Desai (6/10)

Midfielders: Lalengmawia (7/10), A. Jahouh (7.5/10)

Forwards: Ygor (8.5/10), Cassinho (8/10), B. Singh (8.5/10), I. Angulo (9/10)

Substitutes: R. Fernandes (6/10), V. Dakshinamurthy (6/10), G. Singh (N/A)

Player of the Match:

Deshorn Brown repaid Khalid Jamil’s faith in him. The striker made good on his start following being named in the starting XI after quite a while. He was lethal in front of the goal and aided his side’s comeback to snatch a point from the hands of Mumbai City FC.

His near to perfect performance saw him take home the Hero of the Match award. Brown now has 4 goals in the Indian Super League and is now Northeast’s leading scorer of the season.

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