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ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC: Appiah Penalty Gives NEUFC 1-0 Win

News18 Sports | November 21, 2020, 21:39 IST
ISL 2020-21, Highlights, NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC: NorthEast United FC stun 10-man Mumbai City FC 1-0. Kwesi Appiah scored the only goal of the match from the penalty spot after Rowlin Borges handed the ball inside the box. An important three points for Gerard Nus' young side. Mumbai were brought down to 10-man after Ahmed Jahouh was given marching orders at the wee end of the first half.

Mumbai City FC are a revamped side with 19 new recruits and a Spanish coach of repute and have never won the ISL trophy. Mumbai City would be hoping that there is a turnaround in fortunes under new coach Sergio Lobera, who had guided FC Goa to the inaugural ISL League Shield winners last season. The only time NEUFC finished in the top half of the table was in 2018-19 season when they made it to the semi-finals.
Nov 21, 2020 21:39 (IST)

Nov 21, 2020 21:28 (IST)

FULL TIME! - NorthEast United FC stun 10-man Mumbai City FC. Kwesi Appiah scored the only goal of the match from the penalty spot after Rowlin Borges handed the ball inside the box. An important three points fro Gerard Nus' young side.

Nov 21, 2020 21:26 (IST)


Mumbai City FC's Cy Goddard is in the books for his challenge on Dylan Fox.

Nov 21, 2020 21:21 (IST)

90' - Time is running away for Mumbai City FC. They have switched gear but NorthEast United FC's backline has been watertight today mostly.  The Islanders are lacking the spark in the second half. The red card to Ahmed Jahouh changed the course of the game and NorthEast now look favourite to grab the  three points 

Nov 21, 2020 21:17 (IST)

Dylan Fox makes an important block! Mumbai City FC could have their equaliser there! Time is running out for the Islanders

Nov 21, 2020 21:11 (IST)


Just 10 minutes of normal time plus injury time remains in the match. The Highlanders still ahead courtesy this cool and calm finish from their no. 9, Kwesi Appiah. Can they hold onto the lead or will Mumbai make a late comeback??

Nov 21, 2020 21:08 (IST)
Northeast United FC took the lead against Mumbai City FC after this incident

Nov 21, 2020 21:05 (IST)



Another one of NorthEast United's newest recruits Idrissa Sylla is introduced. He replaces the goal scorer Kwesi Appiah.

Nov 21, 2020 21:02 (IST)


Mumbai almost equalises! Sarthak slams a header goal-bound but it flies over the bar.

Nov 21, 2020 20:58 (IST)



Britto PM comes in for Fanai and Fedrico Gallego replaces Luis Machado

Nov 21, 2020 20:53 (IST)

58'  -


Mumbai City FC introduce CY Goddard, Ogbeche makes way for him

Nov 21, 2020 20:42 (IST)


NorthEast United FC have taken the lead in the match. Kwesi Appiah scores from the spot. The Highlanders' no.9 coolly slotted it in, sending Amrinder the wrong way to his right. NEUFC won the penalty from a corner kick, after Dylan Fox's header hit the arm of Borges.

Nov 21, 2020 20:24 (IST)

Half Time! That's that from the first half as it is still goalless at the break.

NorthEast United FC will be happier of the two teams after keeping out Mumbai City FC for most parts and in the closing minutes with Ahmed Jahouh beingsent off. 

Nov 21, 2020 20:17 (IST)

43' - 


Ahmed Jahouh is shown a red card for his 'studs up' challenge on Camara and Mumbai City FC are down to 10!

Nov 21, 2020 20:11 (IST)

37' - 

Sarthak Golui catches Machado as NorthEast United FC look to get on the counter. The referee is not having any of it from Mumbai City FC as he brandishes the first yellow card of the encounter. 

Nov 21, 2020 20:04 (IST)

30' - 

As the teams go for a drinks break, we look at Ahmed Jahouh's attempt earlier in the half.  

Nov 21, 2020 20:00 (IST)

26' - 
Raynier Fernandes tries to pass inside with a delicate chip but it is cleared away only to find its way to Rowllin Borges. who drills his shot on the volley. 

It is just wide. 

Raynier is forced off with a groin strain and Farukh Choudhary comes on in his place. 

Nov 21, 2020 19:53 (IST)


Mumbai City FC has had the lions share of possession and they have been mounting attack after attack on the NothEast United FC.

Nov 21, 2020 19:48 (IST)

15' -

Some beautiful football from Mumbai City there with intricate passing as the ball ping-pongs to Ahmed Jahouh, who pops in a shot from distance only to see the ball fly over the ball. 

Nov 21, 2020 19:45 (IST)

11' - 

Luis Machado tries to get on the front foot with the ball on the left flank for NEUFC but is there Sarthak Golui and Mumbai City defender intercepts the ball and kicks the ball out.

Nov 21, 2020 19:41 (IST)

9' - 

Mumbai City FC playing some fine football down the left flank. NorthEast United FC's Camara is happy to just kick away from danger as Ogbeche and Rao Dessai are joining up well in attack.

Nothing comes from the corner though. 

Nov 21, 2020 19:38 (IST)

6' - 

Mumbai City FC's Hugo Boumous and Hernan Santana are tackled to the ground by some hefty challenges by NorthEast United FC players. 

Both teams are not being able to penetrate their oppositions' defense. 

Nov 21, 2020 19:32 (IST)

And we are off!

NorthEast United FC and Mumbai City FC face-off in the second game of the Indian Super League

It is the #Highlanders taking on the Islanders!

Nov 21, 2020 19:20 (IST)

Fans are not in the stands but they can be a part of the action with ISL Fan Wall.

Here is how you can be a part it too. 

Nov 21, 2020 19:12 (IST)

NEUFC had a scare in the run up to the match as two of its players tested positive for Covid-19.

"The two players were immediately moved to a different hotel where they are undergoing quarantine as per league guidelines and protocols", NEUFC had said in a statement.

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Nov 21, 2020 19:08 (IST)

Mumbai City FC head coach Sergio Lobera hopes that his players adapt to his preferred style of play over the course of the first few matches of the 2020-21 ISL  season.

"Obviously when there are players we have worked with before and we need to implement a new style of play, it is easier. These players can help me understand their team mates better and thus help with the style of play," said Lobera ahead of Mumbai's first match of the season.

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Nov 21, 2020 18:47 (IST)

MCFC Starting XI - Amrinder Ranjit Singh (GK), Mohamad Rakip, Sarthak Golui, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ahmed Jahouh, Hernan Daniel Santana Trujillo, Hugo Adnan Boumous, Raynier Raymond Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Glenville Adam James le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

Nov 21, 2020 18:46 (IST)

NEUFC Starting XI - Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK), Gurjinder Kumar, Ashutosh Mehta, Dylan Fox, Benjamin Lambot, Khassa Camara, Lalrempuia Fanai, Lalengmawia, Khumanthem Ninthoinganba Meetei, Kwesi Appiah, Luis Miguel Vieira Babo Machado.

Nov 21, 2020 18:45 (IST)

MCFC Preview: Mumbai City FC, backed by the City Football Group, will have the world's resources at their hands but with it will come expectations. With a new coach and a whole lot of new signings, Mumbai City pose another challenge on title. Read Here.

Nov 21, 2020 18:41 (IST)

NEUFC Preview: With a new coach and virtually a new squad, The Highlanders seek new heights. Apart from unremarkable campaigns, managerial changes have been NEUFC’s only point of consistency. Read Here.

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC: Appiah Penalty Gives NEUFC 1-0 Win
ISL 2020-21: NorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FC (Photo Credit: ISL)


Lobera during the pre-season media meet had advocated attacking brand of football but said the team needed to strike a balance between attack and defence. Mumbai have two good strikers in Bartholomew Ogbeche and Adam Le Fondre who can prove to be more than handful for any opposition. The team has roped in utility midfielders like Ahmed Jahouh, England-born Japanese Cy Goddard and their roles as feeders will be important in the larger context of the game.

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Lobera has multiple options in Farukh Choudhary, Hugo Boumous, Hernan Santana, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges and Pranjal Bhumij among others. The inclusion of Mandar Rao Dessai has bolstered the team's defence and he coupled with the likes of Sarthak Golui, Senegalese Mourtada Fall and Mohamad Rakip are ready thwart any attacking line-up.

On the other hand, NorthEast United FC under new coach Gerard Nus, would also be aiming for redemption after a poor last season. 'The Highlanders' will expect their foreign players to pull their weight with much depending on former Anderlecht and Queens Park Rangers striker Idrissa Sylla and former Ghanaian international Kwesi Appaiah.

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NEUFC will have in mind their perennial weakness in front of goal: the Highlanders have scored only 95 goals in 98 matches so far in ISL history. However, to bring about a big change in attitude, midfielder Federico Gallego will have to lead the way. The Uruguayan will look to replicate his form from the 2018-19 season when the Highlanders made it to the playoffs.