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
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
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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