NorthEast United FC has survived a hat-trick of an unwanted defeat in the 8th season of the Indian Super League. In the 32nd match played at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Friday, NorthEast United defeated SC East Bengal 2-0, this is their second win of the season. With this victory, NorthEast United’s team has 7 points with 2 wins from 7 matches. On the other hand, the team of SC East Bengal has to face defeat in the fourth match in a row and they are still waiting for their first win this season.
SC East Bengal team has faced 4 losses and 3 draws in 7 matches played this season, due to which it has only 3 points and remains the worst team standing on 11th position in the points table. The first half of this football match was goalless with both teams failing to score, although in the second half that started after the interval, NorthEast United changed their gears and launched one deadly attack after another.
NorthEast’s team got the advantage and got five-six chances to score goals, although out of this, they managed to convert only two into scores. During this, East Bengal goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya was forced to make some good defenses. The first goal of the match was scored in the 61st minute. When VP Suhair got the first real chance of the match and he hit a right-footer shot between two East Bengal defenders and the ball hit the post and went into the net and the scoreboard flashed 1-0. In the 68th minute, Australian defender Patrick Flottmann scored with a header to extend NorthEast United’s lead to 2-0. NorthEast United retained the lead until the final whistle.