GUWAHATI, Nov 20: Once trailing at the bottom of the points table, NorthEast United FC moved to the top four of the Hero Indian Super League table with a 2-0 victory over Mumbai City FC in a 11th round clash here on Friday.
Bruno Arias scored a 41st minute penalty to give his team the lead and then Diomansy Kamara scored a late goal in the 85th minute. The win helped NorthEast United displace FC Pune City (15 points from 11 matches) from the fourth spot with 16 points from 11 matches.
Mumbai City, who lost their last match by a record 0-7 margin, are sixth on the table with 12 points from 11 matches. Only Kerala Blasters (11 points) and Chennaiyin FC (10 points) are below them.
Both teams came into this game after suffering big losses in their previous clash and made plenty of changes. While NorthEast United coach Cesar Farias made seven changes, Nicolas Anelka introduced four new players.
The changes seemed early in the game for Mumbai City who showed composure and some good passing. In the first minute itself there was an opportunity for Saran Singh to open the account but Rehenesh proved equal to the task when Saran fired a volley. � Agency