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Indian Super League: Northeast win easy as Mumbai's struggle continues

November 20, 2015 22:23 IST

Diomansy Mehdi Moustapha Kamara of North East United FC celebrates his second

IMAGE: Diomansy Mehdi Moustapha Kamara of North East United FC celebrates his second and the winning goal with the teammates against Mumbai FC during the ISL match in Guwahati. Photograph: PTI

Northeast United FC brightened their semi-final prospects with a 2-0 win over strugglers Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) match at Guwahati, helping the Highlanders move to fourth position in the pecking order.

Bruno Aires put the hosts ahead when he converted a penalty in the 41st minute, and the lead was doubled after Diomansy Kamara found the net in the 85th minute at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, which saw a turnout of over 15000. 

While Northeast United FC jumped to the top four, the visitors, coming here after the 0-7 thrashing at the hands of FC Goa, are struggling at sixth place and will need to win their remaining games to harbor hopes of advancing to the next round.

Both teams came into this game after suffering big losses in their previous clash and made plenty of changes. While NorthEast United coach Cesar Farias made seven changes, Nicolas Anelka introduced four new players. 

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