NorthEast Utd beat Delhi to open win account in ISL

Dec 03, 2017, 13:57 IST | PTI

NorthEast United pumped in two quick first half goals in the space of five minutes to beat Delhi Dynamos 2-0 and notch up their first win of the season in the Indian Super League football here on Saturday

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NorthEast United pumped in two quick first half goals in the space of five minutes to beat Delhi Dynamos 2-0 and notch up their first win of the season in the Indian Super League football here on Saturday. Brazilians Marcio Junior and Danilo Lopes Cezario scored in the 17th and 22nd minutes to give NorthEast their first full three points after a draw and a loss in their first two matches of the season. They now have four points from three matches.

Keisham Reagan Singh of Northeast United FC and Pritam Kotal of Delhi Dynamos FC in action during the Hero Indian Super League match between Delhi Dynamos FC and NorthEast United FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Keisham Reagan Singh of Northeast United FC and Pritam Kotal of Delhi Dynamos FC in action during the Hero Indian Super League match between Delhi Dynamos FC and NorthEast United FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on Saturday. Pic/PTI

The Dynamos had a much better possession in the match but failed to convert the few chances that came their way in their first home match of the season as a sparse crowd made some noises on a chilly December night. They felt the absence of their Uruguayan attacking midfielder Matías Mirabaje who did not take the field on Saturday due to injury. This was Dynamos’ second consecutive loss after their 1-4 thrashing by Bengaluru FC on November 26. They now have just three points from three matches. NorthEast, on the other hand, were able to convert the few chances they had while they took advantage of a goalkeeping howler by Albino Gomes to score the second goal. They had drawn their first match against Jamshedpur FC 0-0 at home before losing to Chennaiyin FC 0- in Chennai in their second match.

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