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Kerala Blasters
28' W. Brown
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That's all from the night's action in the ISL as Kerala Blasters win away from home to keep their final four chances alive. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all sporting updates from around the world. This is Gaurav Kadam, signing off. See you soon!
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Full Time:

Northeast United FC 0-1 Kerala Blasters FC

The first half headed goal from Wes Brown proves the difference on the night as Northeast United FC lose their final home game of the season. Kerala Blasters FC keep their playoff hopes alive with much-needed three points from this match.
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90+4' - Substitution:

Karan Sawhney In
CK Vineeth Out
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90' - Four minutes of added time has been indicated by the fourth official.
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86' - Mosquera attempts a header from Len's cross but the ball goes above the crossbar.
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79' - Substitution for Northeast United FC:

Narzary In
Robert Out
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78' - Substitution for Northeast United FC:

Reagan Singh Out
Seminlen Doungel In
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77' - Baldvinsson is set up well by Berbatov in the box but he is unable to finish as Rehenesh produces a good save pushing the ball out for corner.
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74' - CHANCE!! Jackichand finds Baldvinsson with a great ball into the box but the striker is unable to guide it goalwards. Good movement from the Iceland man.
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71' - CHANCE!!! Didika Ralte does well to let loose a strike from the midfield that hits the crossbar after beating Rachubka in goal as the goal continues to elude the home side.
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68' - Substitution for Kerala Blasters FC:

Victor Pulga Out
Dimitar Berbatov In
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65' - Substitution for Kerala Blasters FC:

Milan Singh Out
Izumi Arata In
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59' - Lalrindika Ralte has been booked for a rash challenge on Victor Pulga.
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52' - CHANCE!! An error from Wes Brown as his clearance bounces off Sema into the path of Jairo who has a header opportunity but it is straight into the hands of Rachubka as Wes Brown heaves a sigh of relief.
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51' - Good cross into the box by Ralte for John Jairo but he is unable to reach the ball and Rachubka comes out to collect.
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46' - Reagan Singh makes a good run on the flank and puts in a cross but it is straight into the hands of Paul Rachubka.
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45' - Substitution for Northeast United FC:

Danilo Cezario Out
John Jairo Mosquera In
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45' - The second half is kicked off as the home side trail by a single goal and will look to quickly equalize in the match.
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Half Time:
Northeast United FC 0-1 Kerala Blasters FC

Kerala take the lead through a header by Wes Brown as Northeast United FC struggled to convert their chances. Stay tuned for the second half action as we return after a short break.
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45' - Added time of two minutes has been shown by the fourth official.

NEUFC 0 - 1 KBFC
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42' - Good pass from Sema into the path of Cezario but his shot is saved by Rachubka and the defence clear the danger quickly.
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40' - Nirmal Chhetri is the second defender for the home side to be booked as he brings down Gudjon Baldvinsson as he tried to get past him.
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39' - A corner put into the box by Rempuia is cleared with a header by Jackichand and falls to Didika who slashes at it but the effort goes just wide to the right. Good chance for the home side.
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33' - Rempuia takes a long-range effort at the Kerala goal but his shot sails way over the crossbar and is no trouble to Rachubka between the sticks.
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30' - Martin Diaz has been booked for a rash foul on Baldvinnson as he jumped for a header leading with his arm into the back of the Icelandic striker.
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28' - Martin Diaz and CK Vineeth indulge in a slight war of words after a tussle for an aerial ball. The ref gets the game under control as play resumes with a Kerala freekick.
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27' - GOAL!! Wes Brown gets his first goal in the Indian Super League. Brown gets away from his man in the box and guides the header past the diving Rehenesh as the away side take the lead in the match.
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26' - Sema makes a good run from the centre and takes a shot from outside the box but Rachubka gets down in time and saves it well.
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21' - Great through ball by Vineeth into the run of Jackichand but the keeper rushes out to collect the ball and gets a slight knock off the foot of the winger, who checked his run seeing the keeper coming out.
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17' - CHANCE!!! How has that not gone in! Jacki's cross into the box is deflected goalwards by Nirmal Chhetri but hits the post as the keeper is beaten and the defender scrambles back to clear and misses but Vineeth is unable to finish as he stumbles. The keeper Rehenesh quickly pounces to bring a halt to the attack.
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15' - Great counter from the home side as Cezario breaks through the centre and lays it up for Rempuia who passes it to Reagan Singh who was on the run. Reagan cuts inside and crosses into the box for Sema but the striker is ruled offside.
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9' - SHOT!! Cezario gets the ball from the right after a good run by Sema but the striker is unable to generate enough power and took the shot off-balance and is easily collected by Rachubka in the Kerala goal.
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7' - A speculative effort from Danilo as Didika Ralte sets him up in the centre but the shot goes way over the crossbar.
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5' - Patient passing in the middle of the park by the home side as they combine well but just fail on the final ball as the Kerala defence clear their lines.
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4' - First corner for Kerala as Vineeth's cross is blocked by Reagan Singh on the flanks.
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1' - And we're up and running in the match as the ref signals the strikers to kick off. Northeast United are playing in their all-white kit. Kerala is in their all-black kit with a little yellow for garnish.
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The ref conducts the toss in the centre of the pitch as the home side win and will play from right to left in the first half.
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The teams have walked out onto the pitch with the National Anthem being sung by the players now.
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About ten minutes left for the kickoff in Guwahati as the teams get ready to walk out onto the pitch.
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90'+6'
K. Sawhney
C. Vineeth
John Jairo Mosquera
90'+4'
H. Narzary
R. Lalthlamuana
80'
S. Doungel
R. Singh
79'
69'
D. Berbatov
Pulga
67'
M. Singh
A. Izumi
L. Ralte
59'
John Jairo Mosquera
Danilo
46'
N. Chettri
41'
M. Díaz
31'
28'
W. Brown
assist: J. Singh
Tournament ISL 2018 - Week 16
Stadium Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
Match time Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 08:00 PM
Kerala Blasters (4-3-3)
David James (Manager)
13
R. Paramba
21
M. Díaz
4
N. Chettri
33
G. Gill
16
R. Lalthlamuana
12
R. Singh
20
L. Ralte
14
R. Borges
45
F. Lalrempuia
6
M. Sema
99
Danilo
1
P. Rachubka
20
J. Singh
6
W. Brown
21
S. Jhingan
31
R. Anto
99
C. Pekuson
85
Pulga
8
A. Izumi
16
G. Baldvinsson
13
C. Vineeth
11
P. Karuthadathkuni
Kerala Blasters (4-3-3)
David James (Manager)
NorthEast United Subs
9
S. Doungel
1
R. Kumar
18
M. Meitei
17
S. Meitei
27
John Jairo Mosquera
11
H. Narzary
Kerala Blasters Subs
27
S. Chowdhury
9
D. Berbatov
4
N. Lakić-Pešić
15
D. Negi
7
K. Sawhney
28
S. Shadap
12
M. Singh
54% POSSESSION 46%
16 SHOTS 8
5 SHOTS ON GOAL 2
8 FOULS 13
5 CORNERS 4
2 OFFSIDES 1
4 YELLOW CARDS 0
0 RED CARDS 0
2 SAVES 5
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Bengaluru 18 13 1 4 19 40
2 Chennaiyin 18 9 5 4 5 32
3 Goa 18 9 3 6 14 30
4 Pune City 18 9 3 6 9 30
5 Jamshedpur 18 7 5 6 -2 26
6 Kerala Blasters 18 6 7 5 -2 25
7 Mumbai City 18 7 2 9 -4 23
8 Delhi Dynamos 18 5 4 9 -10 19
9 Atlético de Kolkata 18 4 4 10 -14 16
10 NorthEast United 18 3 2 13 -15 11
Updated: Feb 17, 2018 21:56 PM | Published: Feb 17, 2018 21:50 PM