PUNE, Oct 9: FC Pune City maintained a clean sheet by recording their second consecutive win with a solitary goal victory over NorthEast United in an Indian Super League football match here today.
Pune emerged victorious courtesy an own goal from Zohmingliana Ralte in the 73rd minute of the keenly fought match at the Balewadi Stadium.
The match was a fast-paced one but had few openings as play was mostly a midfield battle. The home side had the edge there with Ivory Coast international Didier Zokora turning up an impressive show.
The first 45 minutes had very fews shots at the goal and both teams did not test the goalies. The best chance of the half fell to Pune marquee player Adrian Mutu but the Romanian striker took it with his weaker foot and the shot lacked power.
The home side quickly got to their grooves and did most of the attack in the initial period but NorthEast came on their own as the match progressed. But they showed that they are side lacking in ideas at the opposition box. � PTI