FULL-TIME: Northeast United FC 2-1 Odisha FC
NEUFC: 2′ Redeem Tlang, 84′ Asamoah Gyan
OFC: 71′ Xisco Hernandez; RED CARD 72′ Carlos Delgado
Venue: Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati.
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EXPECTED GOALS [xG]
- Odisha started slowly but grew into the game and eventually equalized.
- They looked good to take the win just before they committed hara-kiri with the card.
- The card changed the game and NE snuck a winner in via a set piece 1 chance, 1 goal for Gyan – the match winner.
- A momentary lapse of concentration in the second minute meant Odisha FC were chasing the game right from the beginning.
- Odisha FC matched every step Northeast United took until they were undone by a red card and lack of decisiveness in the final third.
- NEUFC’s experienced custodian Subhashish Roy Chowdhury once again turned up with an excellent performance behind the sticks – the veteran is probably the most under-rated signing of the season.
- Gyan looks at ease in the Indian Super League – his touch and positioning sets him at a crest above the rest.