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Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result: Defending Champions held to a 1-1 draw by stubborn Highlanders

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Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result- ISL 2021-22: Ten-man Mumbai City FC failed to snap their winless run as they were held to a 1-1 draw by NorthEast United FC in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday. Follow all the ISL 2021-22 Live Updates only on InsideSport.IN

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result: Defending Champions held to a 1-1 draw by stubborn Highlanders

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result- ISL 2021-22: Ahmed Jahouh helped the reigning champions take the lead from the spot in the 30th minute but a relentless NorthEast United kept piling on the pressure and finally got their reward through substitute Mohamed Irshad who struck in the 79th minute to ensure both sides shared the spoils.

The result means Mumbai remained winless in their last six games, moving back to the top-four but only just with 18 points from 12 games, level on points with Chennaiyin FC who take on Bengaluru FC on Wednesday.

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result- ISL 2021-22: NorthEast United remained at 10th place in the table, having 10 points from 14 games. For Mumbai, things got worse as Amey Ranawade was shown a red card in stoppage time after he picked up his second yellow card.

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result: Defending Champions held to a 1-1 draw by stubborn Highlanders

NorthEast United were off to a positive start but Mumbai soon got their grip on the tie, Jahouh whipping in a delicious ball for Vikram Pratap Singh whose flick-on was off target. Mourtada Fall was denied by a sharp save from Subhasish Roy Chowdhury as Mumbai started calling the shots.

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result- ISL 2021-22: The momentum soon reflected in a goal albeit from a spot-kick after Vikram was tripped inside the box by Mashoor Shereef. NorthEast protested vehemently against the decision by the referee pointed to the spot and Jahouh thumped the ball high and into the left corner of the goal leaving Roy Chowdhury with no chance to get a hand to it.

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Stung by a goal, the Highlanders upped the ante but it was Mumbai who looked the likelier of the two sides to double their lead. Just before halftime, Bradden Inman missed a sitter after being set up by Cassio Gabriel.

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result: Defending Champions held to a 1-1 draw by stubborn Highlanders

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result- ISL 2021-22: In the second period, NorthEast United had an early chance to equalise but Gurjinder Kumar headed wide. The best chance for NorthEast United fell to Suhair Vadakkepeedika whose chip caught Mohamad Nawaz off his line but the ball cannoned off the post.

Mumbai vs NorthEast: Defending champions held to a 1-1 draw by stubborn Highlanders
Mumbai vs NorthEast: Defending champions held to a 1-1 draw by stubborn Highlanders

Two minutes later, Marcelinho’s effort thundered off the bar as NorthEast United as Mumbai breathed a sigh of relief. Hernan Santana then tried his luck from range with a delightful free-kick but the keeper did well to keep his effort at bay. NorthEast United kept knocking on the door and finally got their reward from an unlikely source.

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result- ISL 2021-22: Minutes after coming on for Sehnaj Singh, defender Irshad found the back of the net with a striker’s finish after the ball fell to him from a NorthEast United corner and he applied a neat finish towards the far corner.

Cassio Gabriel got a golden chance to help Mumbai back into the lead after Amey Ranawade swung in a sharp cross for him inside the box but the Brazilian forced a sharp save from Roy Chowdhury.

Mumbai FC vs NorthEast United FC Result: Defending Champions held to a 1-1 draw by stubborn Highlanders

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