Guwahati: After a string of disappointing results, Delhi Dynamos FC finally registered their second victory in the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) when they pipped hosts NorthEast United FC 2-1 in a keenly-contested match yesterday.
Dynamos' Hans Mulder celebrates his goal against NorthEast United FC at Guwahati. Pic/ISL/Sportzpics
The match witnessed many exciting moments but it was the home team that wasted innumerable scoring chances, much to the disappointment of the packed Indira Gandhi Stadium.
Delhi rode on first half goals from Gustavo dos Santos (6th minute) and skipper Hans Mulder (14th) to eke out the win, while NorthEast United's lone goal came in the 80th minute through Kondwani Mtonga.
Red cards and late drama
The match saw both the teams being reduced to 10 men. The visitors were forced to play the second half with 10 players after Delhi Dynamos FC's midfielder Shouvik Ghosh was shown a second yellow card during additional time of the first half.
NorthEast United, too, were reduced to 10 men when defender Aiborlang Khongjee received his second yellow in the 83rd minute. Dynamos started on a bright note as mounted pressure on the opposition goal from the onset.
Soon after midfielder Shylo Malsawmtluanga wasted a good chance Dos Santos scored a blinder to give Dynamos the lead.
The visitors then consolidated their lead in the 14th minute through Mulder, who drilled the ball across the far post from edge of the box after receiving a pass from Dos Santos. The win helped Dynamos rise to seventh spot in the league.