NorthEast transfer to 2nd spot with win over hosts Pune



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27 Nov 2018, 22:54 IST

Pune, Nov 27 (PTI) Bartholomew Ogbeche and Juan Mascia scored a objective every as NorthEast United FC obtained the higher of FC Pune Metropolis 2-Zero to seize the second place within the factors desk of Hero Indian Tremendous League, right here on Tuesday.

Ogbeche has now equalled Ferran Corominas’ tally of eight objectives within the race for the Golden Boot.

FC Pune Metropolis, who began the match with 4 overseas gamers, created loads of possibilities to attain however didn’t beat NorthEast United custodian Pawan Kumar. ISL’s all-time high scorer Iain Hume made his first begin of the 2018-19 league marketing campaign however was substituted on the half-way stage.

The hosts had the NorthEast backline on excessive alert throughout a Marcelinho corner-kick within the 12th minute. The Brazilian’s supply was headed by Rowllin Borges however fell to Ashique Kuruniyan contained in the field whose highly effective first-time effort was parried away by the custodian.

NorthEast United broke the impasse within the 23rd minute when Federico Gallego’s flat corner-kick reached Ogbeche on the far submit. The striker chested it down and positioned the ball into the web to attain his eighth objective of the season.

Ashique’s cross from the left discovered Adil Khan’s run into the field and the midfielder’s move throughout the face of objective was cleared by Mato Grgic. The cross solely required a tap-in which didn’t arrive in time as Pune sought a manner again into the sport.

Pune quickly stepped up their efforts and had been virtually rewarded within the 41st minute when Marcelinho’s free-kick from the left discovered Matt Mills contained in the field. The defender rose highest and was denied by Pawan who pulled off an impressive save.

Pune began the second half identical to they ended the primary. They pressed for an equaliser however a resilient NorthEast United backline stood agency to maintain the scores stage.

The house workforce’s urgency, nevertheless, left house for the guests to hit again on the counter. Gallego threatened with a long-range effort when afforded house on the appropriate flank however goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh was alert to the hazard.

Juan Mascia dribbled into the field from the appropriate and was introduced down by Sahil Panwar within the 90th minute. The ahead stepped up and transformed from 12 yards to seal the win for NorthEast United


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