ISL 2017: Chennaiyin FC outplay NorthEast United FC 3-0 | Football News
CHENNAI: Chennaiyin FC bounced again from a shedding begin in Indian Tremendous League season four as they beat North East United FC Three-Zero on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium right here on Thursday night time.
It was the primary win for Chennaiyin at residence over NEUFC within the ISL and solely their second victory over their North-East rivals.
In a powerful efficiency, the house facet gave the Guwahati outfit the blues. An personal purpose and a strike by Raphael Augusto put the previous ISL champions 2-Zero forward at half-time after which added a late purpose by way of Mohammed Rafi to take residence three factors.
Aiming to get better from a 2-Three defeat by the hands of FC Goa within the opener on Sunday, Chennaiyin FC began in a brisk method and went on the assault from the phrase go.
The house facet had a chance to go forward within the eighth minute when Gregory Nelson, after some glorious work down the left facet, crossed to Francisco Fernandes, who missed out.
Earlier within the fourth minute, the Highlanders got here near taking the lead however Seiminel Doungel made a hash of it after Chennaiyin shot-stopper Karanjit Singh tousled with a clearance.
The impasse was damaged within the 11th minute as the house workforce went forward, albeit by way of Abdul Hakku’s defensive blunder.
Raphael Augusto reduce inside from the left and upon seeing the area out there saved shifting ahead and had a shot on the purpose. Hakku, who seemed to move it away, directed it straight previous his keeper and into the purpose.
The Chennaiyin gamers saved pushing in an try to extend the lead although NEUFC saved making the occasional foray into the rival field.
Within the 24th minute, the house workforce bought what it wished, a second purpose. Bikramjit Singh began with a diagonal into Gregory Nelson who made a run behind the right-back into the field.
Nelson seemed to sq. it along with his head, but it surely deflected off the defender into Raphael Augusto’s path who slotted it in previous the diving NorthEast United goalie.
The second half noticed NEUFC bought off the blocks rapidly in pursuit of objectives however stable defending by Chennaiyin and poor marksmanship allow them to down.
Early within the second half, a foul from Chennai skipper Henrique Sereno on Lalrindika Ralte noticed NorthEast United get a free kick 25 yards out on the left. Marcinho fired one in the direction of the suitable nook but it surely went over the crossbar, a lot to the aid of the house gamers and followers.
As the sport wore on and the visiting facet’s makes an attempt have been thwarted by Chennaiyin defenders, got here a 3rd purpose within the dying moments. Rafi, who got here in for Jeje, headed in after the ball bounced after hitting the NEUFC goalkeeper’s head.