Bruno Herrero scored a penalty and Diomansy Kamara tapped in late to give NorthEast United a well deserved 2-0 win over a struggling Mumbai City FC and propel them into the top four of the Indian Super League.
Mumbai and NorthEast face each other on the back of damning losses.
Nicolas Anelka's Mumbai City FC was hammered 7-0 by FC Goa at The Fatorda stadium -- the biggest margin of loss in the Indian Super League's history.
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FC Goa came all guns blazing in the second half and smashed five more past the hapless Subrata Paul.
FC Goa marked the Indian Super League's 100th fixture with an unforgettable performance, beating Mumbai City 7-0 at the Fatorda Stadium, riding on hat-tricks from both their strikers Thongkoisep Haokip and Dudu Omagbeni, and a late strike from Reinaldo.
That only eight out of the thirty-eight Indian Super League matches so far have ended in a stalemate as opposed to twenty draws in 2014 is a testament to the quality of football on display.
Mumbai are set to meet FC Goa next on November 17 in the latter's territory, while Pune are poised to take on Delhi Dynamos two days later in their next encounter.
So Mumbai had a potentially misheard question, tactical disagreements and selection dilemmas. At the end, the more expressive man left. With all Bruzon's knowledge of Indian football, Mumbai City will hope this does not backfire.
Mumbai City has had an up and down 2015 season in the ISL.
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Delhi's playmaker Hans Mulder threw a bit of caution, stressing on the need to 'concentrate' and feel boosted by the fact that a win over Mumbai will mean top spot for The Lions.
It was quite unexpected, especially with how menacing Mumbai's attack looks when Anelka is involved.
Mumbai City made three substitutions at half-time in a radical but valiant attempt to fight back from two goals down at the break
Piquionne, who amassed 36 yellow cards, three sending offs because of two yellow cards and four direct red cards in his career has been booked just once since the 2011-12 season.
Chhetri won headers from goalkicks, held up play well, combined brilliantly with Subash Singham on the right and Sony Norde on the left
After a winless streak of three games, Mumbai have a hat-trick of wins -- after a hat-trick from their star forward Chhetri.
Mumbai were dangerous on the break and solid at the back -- a combination that has been their hallmark in the last two matches.
Chhetri was played in what looked like a 4-4-1-1, with the dangerous Sony Norde playing in a free role and Chhetri in a False Nine position.
Chhetri showed sheer class when he finished side-footed first time past Delhi's goalkeeper Antonio Doblas to give Mumbai the lead in the 13th minute
It's likely that the Frenchman wants to manage more than play, but desperate times call for desperate measures, and Mumbai City need that.