NorthEast United clinched their second away victory in this season after beating Chennaiyin FC by 2-1 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday. Chennaiyin FC took lead in the 33rd minutes through Elano’s goal. The away team made a comeback with Diomansy Kamara’s goal just before the half-time (44’). Silas scored the winning goal for NorthEast United in the 72nd minute. It was the second successive win for NorthEast United over Chennaiyin FC in this season.
Here are the hits and flops from the match.
Elano Blumer (Chennaiyin FC): Elano was brilliant on the field. His tireless efforts put the opposition in trouble. He scored a brilliant goal in the 33rd minute to put ahead the home team. Had it not been for some brilliant saves by the opposition goalie, he could have scored more goals.
Rehnesh Paramba (NorthEast United FC): Rehnesh was excellent under the bar. He looked almost unbeatable in this match. He made some great saves. His best save was Raphael Augusto’s long-range shot in the top right corner in the 65th minute. He failed just once at the time of Elano’s goal, which was not his fault.
Mailson (Chennaiyin FC): Mailson failed to put any impact in this match. He was easily beatable in the defensive line. His slackness at the back allowed Silas to score the winning goal. He needs improvement for the upcoming matches.
Carlos Javier Lopez (NorthEast United FC): Lopez was not at his best in this match. He hit Mendoza unnecessarily in the 20th minute, which was the reason for his yellow card. His weak header failed to clear Wadoo’s (Chennaiyin FC) through ball and made an opportunity to Elano to score a goal.