Another day but the same old result for the Highlanders. NorthEast United FC’s scorching time continued as they faced a disappointing 1-3 defeat to ATK Mohun Bagan on Saturday in Match 89 of the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the PJN Stadium, Margao.
This win moved ATKMB to a comfortable second position in the points list, with 26 points from 14 games played. NEUFC continues to languish at the bottom by 10 points. VP Suhair scored the lone goal for NEUFC, while Joni Ensio Kauko, Liston Colaco and Manvir Singh scored the three goals for the Mariners, delivering a convincing win and taking their unbeaten run to ten games.
The Highlanders got off to a good start and played a very attacking game of football. in the 17e minute, Marcelo Pereira and Suhair Vadakkepeedika combined beautifully to give NEUFC the lead as Suhair broke the deadlock.
However, the lead did not last long, because a few minutes later Joni Ensio Kauko scored the equalizer for ATKMB. NorthEast United, in their plan of attack, failed to keep their defense strong, causing them great pain.
It was an interesting first half, but Liston Colaco scored just before halftime to put The Mariners ahead and go into the next half. Just minutes after the break, Manvir Singh sealed the deal for ATKMB when he scored the third for ATKMB. The Highlanders tried to catch up, but it was all too late.
They did create a few chances, but the ATKMB defenders made sure there were no more goals. Joni Kauko was awarded the Hero of the Match Award.
Only three games remain for NEUFC as they take it on Friday 18th. up against Bengaluru FCe February.
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