ISL 2016: NorthEast United 0-1 Mumbai City FC - 5 Talking Points
It was a disappointing night for NorthEast United as Mumbai City FC handed them their third straight home defeat. It wasn’t an all-around performance by Mumbai as the home team had more possession, but the fact that they made better use of all the opportunities, ultimately made the difference.
Here are the five talking points from the match.
#1 Wellington Lima’s Blunder
As the 26-year-old Brazilian walked his way into the dressing room, he had tears in his eyes and offered a heartfelt apology to the home fans. He knew what he had done; he had potentially knocked his team out of the playoff contention, though numerically, it’s still possible.
In the dying moments of the first half, Nirmal Chettri played a back pass to the home team goalkeeper and it went all awry as Lima’s error led to the goal.
Mumbai City’s Sony Norde charged at him with pace, Lima negotiated the ball around the Haitian, but as he was to kick the ball to clear it, Norde poked the ball from behind to the feet of Jackichand Singh, who finished into an open goal.
An error of epic proportions by the Brazilian goalkeeper, who should have booted the ball clear instead of being cute and trying to play his way out of trouble