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ISL: Mumbai FC regain top spot with 1-0 win over NEUFC

November 05, 2016 22:44 IST

Mumbai City FC defeated NorthEast United FC by a 1-0 margin to go atop the table in their ISL match in Guwahati on Saturday.

Mumbai City FC's Jaikichand Singh celebrates his goal against NEUFC during their ISL match in Guwahati on SaturdayIt was the third consecutive defeat of the home team.

Mumbai City FC relied on an opportunistic goal from Jackichand Singh to notch a solitary goal victory.

NorthEast United continue to struggle to make it to the play-off spot after being left with 10 points from their eight matches played so far, losing the last three matches played at home in front of a packed stadium.

NEUFC fell behind due to a lapse from their Brazilian goalkeeper Wellington de Lima Gomes in the 45th minute.

The setback just before half-time upset NorthEast’s rhythm and it affected their comeback in the second session.

However, it was a different story in the opening 45 minutes when NorthEast United pressed hard for the advantage.

Katsumi Yusa and Emiliano Alfaro were both combining well upfront and creating problems for MumbaiCity's defenders.

The two combined well in the 20th minute to create an opportunity for Holicharan Narzary, but the local player kicked the turf instead of the ball when he was in a position to score.

Image: Mumbai City FC's Jaikichand Singh celebrates his goal against NEUFC during their ISL match in Guwahati on Saturday

Photograph: ISL

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