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NEUFC retains playoff hopes alive

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NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) brightened its possibilities of making it to the playoffs by downing a 10-man SC East Bengal 2-1 in a nineteenth spherical fixture of the Indian Tremendous League on the Fatorda Stadium on Tuesday.

After a barren opening half, V.P. Suhair gave NorthEast the lead together with his first ISL objective. East Bengal defender Sarthak Golui scored an personal objective to double NEUFC’s lead however later scored to tug one again for his aspect.

The opening half was a bit disappointing for NEUFC because it didn’t make a lot of an impression within the opposition field. East Bengal, already out of the title contest, fielded a crew with variety of gamers from the bench.

NEUFC was a modified aspect after the break and it began urgent the East Bengal defence with extra goal.

Good end

It discovered the lead within the forty eighth minute when wing-half Imran Khan performed good by way of move to seek out Suhair contained in the field.

The ahead produced a pleasant end as he shielded his marker, took a half flip and despatched an angular left-footer into the East Bengal web.

With the impasse damaged, NEUFC’s lead was doubled within the fifty fifth minute when Nim Dorjee delivered a cross on the East Bengal goalmouth to see Golui miscuing an tried clearance into his personal objective.

East Bengal suffered one other blow within the 71st minute when defender Raju Gaekwad was despatched off for his second reserving of the match.

Golui redeemed his mistake within the 87th minute, nodding residence a Surchandra Singh free-kick however his effort got here a bit too late.

The outcome:

SC East Bengal 1 (Sarthak Golui 87) misplaced to NEUFC 2 (V.P. Suhair 48, Sarthak Golui 55-og).

Wednesday’s match: Odisha FC v Mumbai Metropolis FC, 7.30 p.m.

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