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NorthEast United vs Pune City Live Score and Commentary

NorthEast United
FT
1 - 0
Pune City
C. Romaric 81'
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What a very strange game. The game was decided by a sublime freekick from Koffi N'dri Romaric, but the highlight of the match was the bench-emptying brawl that was started off by Momo Sissoko body-slamming Nico Velez to the ground. The game lacked in quality in the final third, and the man with the whistle was a major let-down once again. Without proper refs, these games really do tend to fall apart at the edges - but this one threatened to cave in through the middle. It was kind of interesting bringing this match to you!This is Anirudh Menon signing out - Thank you for reading! Toodle-ooo! 

What a very strange game. 

The game was decided by a sublime freekick from Koffi N'dri Romaric, but the highlight of the match was the bench-emptying brawl that was started off by Momo Sissoko body-slamming Nico Velez to the ground. 

The game lacked in quality in the final third, and the man with the whistle was a major let-down once again. Without proper refs, these games really do tend to fall apart at the edges - but this one threatened to cave in through the middle. 

It was kind of interesting bringing this match to you!

This is Anirudh Menon signing out - Thank you for reading! 

Toodle-ooo! 

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Peep! Peep! Fulltime!

NorthEast 1 - 0 Pune

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95' Yusa unceremoniously bundles the ball away, Pune come back - this time Narzary smacks it right back. 

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94' FINAL SUBSTITUTION - ALFARO OFF, WELLINGTON ON. That's eaten away another half-a-minute

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93' Pitu has another pop at goal! But it's straight at Bete! 

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91' Sissoko wins a corner with his pure, brute strength. The corner is cleared very well by the determined mass of NorthEast defenders.

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90' FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON. Pune are still not attacking with any intensity!

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89' Pune are desperately trying to unlock the NorthEast defence here. But that's not going to get them anywhere - Ravanan sends in another cross straight to Paul  

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87' SUBSTITUTION - Robert Cullen ON, Nico Velez OFF

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86' SUBSTITUTION - Anibal OFF, Traore ON.

 I feel bad for Eugene. 

Anibal IS MAD! HE JUST KICKED THE WATER COOLER OFF ITS STAND! I CAN SEE WHY HE' S FRUSTRATED - HE'S THEIR MAIN GOAL SCORER AND THEY ARE DESPERATE FOR A GOAL HERE. WHY TAKE HIM OFF.

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85' Romaric is seated on the floor complaining, but Pune continue playing - as well they should - but thankfully the ref blows his whistle and there is no more controversy. Phew! 

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84' Ravanan swings in a ball that Subrata Paul poaches off Anibal's forehead. Great goalkeeping 

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83' Velez turns Das inside out - the left back is going to have recurring nightmares - but the ball floats into Bete's arms. 

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David Robert Joseph Beckham would have been proud of that. He curls the ball into Bete's far post with a swing of his left foot. Beautiful

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81' GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALL!!!! ROMARIC!!!!!!

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80' Romaric swings in a tremendous ball that Velez controls with an equally impressive first touch. He then tries to lift it over Eduardo, but the Pune defender blocks it with his hand. Yellow for Eduardo, and a freekick from the perfect position (25 yards out and dead center)

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79' Oberman races forward and smacks a cross to his friend sitting in row Z behind the goal. 

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78' WHAT A SAVE SUBRATA PAUL! Sissoko chips in a ball that Lenny chests down (unintentionally) to Titu. The Spaniard smacks a volley to Paul's near corner from some seven yards out, but that ain't beating Spiderman.

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77' Velez drifts in off the right, ghosting past Das who went to ground for some reason that only he knows, and his cross creates confusion! But Bete gathers!!

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76' Narzary sweeps in a beautiful cross into the box. Alfaro chests it down, but because this isn't a school game, he doesn't have the time to do all that. Gouramangi clears unceremoniously

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75' SUBSTITUTION - Lucca OFF (first time he's getting subbed this ISL), Pitu On. WHERE IS EUGENSON, HABAS?

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74' OH VELEZ! He finds himself in acres of space down the right but his cross can't get past the first man! Very poor from a man who has a been good, generally, tonight. 

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72' Sissoko tries to intimidate Narzary into losing the ball by doing his best peacock impression. Because Hallicharan isn't a peacock, he doesn't get intimidated, or impressed and calmly strokes the ball to Romaric.

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70' Hallicharan Narzary ON for Seityasen... Meanwhile, Lenny Rodrigues - from a mile out - smacks it across goal. Paul is nowhere near it, and the ball whacks off the POST! OW! THAT WAS THE CLOSEST EITHER TEAM  HAS COME!

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69' Salam then throws away all the goodwill he earned by smacking the ball back home to Manipur with a wild attempt at goal 

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67' That was tired, and not a little lazy from Alfaro. He had done superbly to hold onto the ball at the corner, but then he just lazily gives it away. A superb Salam Ranjan Singh tackle stops Pune from punishing the Uruguayan for his laxity

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66' Alfaro miscues a cross, and it flies straight into Bete's welcoming arms. 

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65' NorthEast are still pouring forward, though,  and YUSA SMACKS IT AT GOAL! but BETE HOLDS STRONG!

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62' Vingada looks disgusted with life right now, and I am not sure I blame him. His players haven't been at their best - and the ref has been abysmal.

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61' Ghosh gets the ball on the NorthEast left, and instead of sending in a cross - or playing in Romaric - he dilly-dallies on the ball and that's that. Pune come racing forward, but NorthEast have the ball back. 

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60' Alfaro and Romaric try another counter - but Sissoko is in the way. This truly is a titanic battle between the two giants in midfield, and I'm not sure either is winning at the moment. 

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59' Sissoko shoots, and thankfully for security forces in the stadium, miscues it wildly. Poor shot! 

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58' Oberman ghosts past Salam but his cross finds no-one in particular in the NorthEast box. Also, HOW IS SISSOKO STILL PLAYING THIS MATCH? He smacks into Yusa, and the ref barely looks at him. Give him a talking-to at least, my Kiwi friend?

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57' Zokora got booked for that hack on Oberman earlier - just keep you guys informed! 

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56' Yusa swings in a corner. It's rubbish. Goal Kick. 

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55' Oberman takes out Yusa, so ZOkora naturally takes out Oberman - because we all live in the Wild, Wild, West. It wasn't as bad as Oberman made it out to be, by the bye. THIS REF REALLY NEEDS TO GET A HANDLE ON THE GAME

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54' Velez is pulled up for offside and he can't believe it. For good reason, the man was ON!

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53' Alfaro comes back down the right, but Pune break and Borges gets a yellow for tugging Lenny Rodrigues back. That's a suspension now for the NorthEast enforcer (for the next match)

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52' Velez swings the resultant freekick into the near post, but Anibal heads it away

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51' YELLOW for Izumi for stopping Romaric via the novel way of holding on to the NorthEast man's shirt. *sigh*

29'
G. Oberman
M. Ndoye
C. Romaric
45'
45'+2'
Jonatan
45'+3'
M. Sissoko
52'
A. Izumi
R. Borges
54'
D. Zokora
55'
H. Narzary
S. Singh
70'
74'
Pitu
Jonatan
C. Romaric
81'
86'
D. Traoré
A. Zurdo
R. Cullen
N. Vélez
89'
Wellington
E. Alfaro
90'+4'
Tournament ISL 2016 - Week 12
Stadium Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
Match time Tue, 22 Nov, 07:00 PM
NorthEast United
1
S. Pal
2
S. Singh
26
S. Ghosh
14
R. Borges
27
Mailson
5
D. Zokora
11
S. Singh
6
C. Romaric
9
E. Alfaro
10
Y. Katsumi
19
N. Vélez
Pune City
23
A. Edel
18
D. Ravanan
25
N. Das
22
M. Sissoko
6
Eduardo Ferreira
19
G. Singh
21
A. Izumi
24
L. Rodrigues
9
A. Zurdo
7
Jonatan
11
M. Ndoye
NorthEast United Subs
3
Wellington
7
S. Aneff
8
R. Cullen
13
R. Paramba
15
S. Passi
16
R. Gurung
17
L. Chhangte
18
H. Narzary
20
J. Mawihmingthanga
21
Wellington
45
F. Lalrempuia
Pune City Subs
2
R. Bheke
3
A. Fernandes
4
D. Traoré
5
Bruno Herrero
8
Pitu
10
Tato
13
A. Bhattacharya
14
E. Lyngdoh
15
S. Pradhan
17
Y. Raju
20
G. Oberman
52% POSSESSION 48%
11 SHOTS 12
3 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
7 FOULS 10
7 CORNERS 8
1 OFFSIDES 1
3 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 2
Points Table
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Mumbai City 14 6 5 3 8 23
2 Kerala Blasters 14 6 4 4 -2 22
3 Delhi Dynamos 14 5 6 3 10 21
4 Atlético de Kolkata 14 4 8 2 2 20
5 NorthEast United 14 5 3 6 0 18
6 Pune City 14 4 4 6 -3 16
7 Chennaiyin 14 3 6 5 -5 15
8 Goa 14 4 2 8 -10 14
Last updated: Nov 22, 2016 20:59