ISL 2020-21: Deshorn Brown's brace helps NorthEast United FC edge past Mumbai City FC
This was NorthEast United FC's fifth win of the 2020-21 Indian Super League, as with six draws and three losses, it has risen to the fourth spot. Meanwhile, Mumbai City FC suffered its second loss of the season, while with nine win and three draws, its stays atop the table.
NorthEast United FC came up with a spirited performance to tame table-topper, Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League 2020-21, at the GMC Stadium in Goa, on Saturday. With this win, NEU has risen to the fourth spot, while Mumbai stays atop.
The opening half saw the first attack from NEU in the fifth minute. The second attempt in the very minute witnessed Deshorn Brown shoot with his right foot to the bottom-left from the centre, following an assist from Nim Dorjee Tamang through a cross, as NEU was ahead.
Just four minutes later, Brown converted a close-range attempt through his right foot to the top-right, thanks to Luís Machado's assist from a corner, as NEU doubled its lead. Fourteen more attacks ensued, including a save from NEU goalkeeper, Subhasis Roy Chowdhury, as the side maintained the lead at half-time.
The second half saw eight attempts until the 82nd minute, including twin saves each from both the keepers. Meanwhile, two minutes later, Adam Le Fondre pulled one back for Mumbai, with his right-foot to the bottom-left from the centre, while Bartholomew Ogbeche came up with the assist.
Five more attempts were made, including another save from Chowdhury. Nonetheless, the side managed to just hold on to the lead, despite a string of attacks from the table-topper, as the former did work to walk away with the three points after the referee blew the full-time whistle.