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ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

NorthEast United FC and Mumbai City FC have locked horns eight times with Mumbai winning five of those battles while NorthEast managed to win just two games

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NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)
NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)

United FC will look to continue their superb start to ISL-5 when they host City FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Friday.

The home team sit at the third place in the points table while City are placed fifth, although just a solitary point separates the two. The Highlanders are heading into the fixture with 11 points from five matches while the visitors have notched 10 points from six games.

United have had a good start to the season under Eelco Schattorie. The combination of and Fernando Gallego in NorthEast's attack will pose a serious challenge for opposition's defenders.

Ogbeche leads the goalscoring chart alongside FC Goa's Ferran Corominas, having scored six goals from five matches. Gallego is top of the assist chart with four assists from five games.

After a 5-0 hammering at the hands of FC Goa, have fought back into contention with back-to-back wins against Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC.

Moudou Sougou's form in front of goal is encouraging for Costa against NorthEast's defence that has looked solid at the back. Grgic and co. have conceded only six goals, which is also the number of goals scored by Mumbai City so far this season.

But Schattorie will miss the services of Gurwinder Singh in defence after he picked up an injury. However, the Dutchman is not too worried.

United FC and have locked horns eight times with Mumbai winning five of those battles while NorthEast managed to win just two games.

NorthEast have scored 10 goals from 17 shots on target. They have the passing accuracy of 72.49 per cent and have been able to keep the clean sheet twice.

Mumbai City have scored six goals from 24 shots on target. They have the passing accuracy of 67.2 per cent and have kept three clean-sheets.

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Minute 59 -- The old script plays again. NorthEast look to play from the back and Mumbai press. They also have a pop from a distance but it lacks power and the goalkeeper deals with it comfortably

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Minute 56 -- Gallego is freed on the right after an elaborate play. He has two teammates inside the box but he takes the strike himself and can only hit the side-netting

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Minute 53 -- Another desperate defending for NorthEast. NorthEast look to play it from the back and Bastos gets to the ball, comes in from the right and passes it across the face of the goal with the outside of his boot which is almost turned into the NorthEast goal by a NorthEast player

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Minute 50 -- What a chance for Mumbai and Sougou! Sougou is released one-to-one inside the box from a headed pass and Sougou heads it but the goalkeeper makes the save!

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Minute 48 -- NorthEast go on another attack down the left. Ogbeche then puts in a low cross for Mascia inside the box who who can't kick the ball into the net

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Second half begins

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Tempers flaring on the pitch, but who will be able to hold their composure in the second half and take all points home? Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/gis3hMxO6f JioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #NEUMUM pic.twitter.com/vc5uZLSr3o — Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 9, 2018

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Half-time report: Mumbai are leading with a 1-0 score against NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati, courtsey an early goal by Bastos. Apart from that the entire half was about NorthEast United FC who dominated the possession throughout but couldn't really threaten the Mumbai keeper.   Bastos' goal came after Mumbai got a corner that kicked-off a scramble in the NorthEast box and Machado crossed into the far post from right inside the box and Bastos got a touch that took the ball over the line despite the goalkeeper trying to smother it in time.   NorthEast had a great chance in the 23rd minute when Redeem put in a fantastic cross from the right into the far post and Ogbeche made the run and got to the end of it, heading it into the far post but the ball trickled out just inches beyond the woodwork.   The first half was littered with chances like these for NorthEast United who just couldn't threaten the Mumbai half.    Mumbai got a chance to double their lead in the 39th minute when Arnold was bundled over by Grgic on the right of the NorthEast box. A dragged back low-ball found Bastos inside the box who struck it first-time and narrowly missed the target.   Despite Mumbai's goal, the home side have been the clear dominant side in every aspect apart from the goalscoring one, and if they want to keep their good run going that's where they would need to apply themselves in the second half

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Half-time!!

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Minute 45+1 -- Mumbai get a free-kick and Sougou puts an angled header to it but it flies over the bar

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

Minute 45 -- Three minutes of additional time

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 18:10 IST

ISL 2018-19 NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC live: Issoko scores; 0-1

NorthEast United FC and Mumbai City FC have locked horns eight times with Mumbai winning five of those battles while NorthEast managed to win just two games

United FC will look to continue their superb start to ISL-5 when they host City FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Friday.

The home team sit at the third place in the points table while City are placed fifth, although just a solitary point separates the two. The Highlanders are heading into the fixture with 11 points from five matches while the visitors have notched 10 points from six games.

United have had a good start to the season under Eelco Schattorie. The combination of and Fernando Gallego in NorthEast's attack will pose a serious challenge for opposition's defenders.

Ogbeche leads the goalscoring chart alongside FC Goa's Ferran Corominas, having scored six goals from five matches. Gallego is top of the assist chart with four assists from five games.

After a 5-0 hammering at the hands of FC Goa, have fought back into contention with back-to-back wins against Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC.

Moudou Sougou's form in front of goal is encouraging for Costa against NorthEast's defence that has looked solid at the back. Grgic and co. have conceded only six goals, which is also the number of goals scored by Mumbai City so far this season.

But Schattorie will miss the services of Gurwinder Singh in defence after he picked up an injury. However, the Dutchman is not too worried.

United FC and have locked horns eight times with Mumbai winning five of those battles while NorthEast managed to win just two games.

NorthEast have scored 10 goals from 17 shots on target. They have the passing accuracy of 72.49 per cent and have been able to keep the clean sheet twice.

Mumbai City have scored six goals from 24 shots on target. They have the passing accuracy of 67.2 per cent and have kept three clean-sheets.

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