ISL-SEASON 4-MATCH-51-NORTH EAST UNITED FC VS CHENNAYIN FC
Match 51 of Indian Super League 4, held on Jan 19 ,saw the North East United FC play against Chennayin FC.
North East United stunned Chennaiyin FC as they beat them by 3-1 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Seiminlen became the first North East player and first Indian player in this season to score a hat-trick. Chennaiyin FC had 61% possession than North East’s 39%.
North East went into the break with a 1-0 lead
North East United won the toss and chose their side. Both teams were not able to keep the ball for long spells and they were playing mainly in the midfield and was not taking any chances. In the 23rd minute, the Visitors got the first chance of the game after Mailson played a long ball to Calderon at the near post. He then decided to take a shot from a tight angle, but his shot hit the side net.
In the 39th minute, Halicharan got the ball outside the box and he tried to curl the ball into the top corner, but his shot skied into the stands. In the 42nd minute, the hosts got the breakthrough after Regan played a ball to Doungel at the edge of the box, who then chested it to Cezario. He then skipped a couple of defenders and fires a shot, but his shot was saved by the keeper and spilled it into the path of Doungel. Seiminlen slotted the rebound ball into the back of the net comfortably. This helped North East to go into the break with a 1 goal advantage.
Doungel’s hat-trick stuns Chennayin FC
As the second half started North East doubled their lead in just 19 seconds after Lopes’s lovely through ball found Doungel in the middle. He then placed the ball past the outrushing keeper and gave his team 2-0 lead. In the 54th minute, Jerry’s cross found Jeje at the near post, but his header was wells saved by the keeper as it lacked power. In the 58th minute, Rene Mihelic’s cross went into the path of Jeje in the middle, but Rehenesh came charging and punched it away from the danger.
In the 67th minute, Karanjit managed to push Halicharan’s shot from the left at the near post for a corner. In the next minute, Doungel completed his hat-trick. Narzary played a cross to Doungel inside the box, he then placed the ball past the keeper comfortably and became the first Indian to score a hat-trick in this season.
In the 79th minute, Chennai pulled one goal back after Calderon’s shot was blocked by Reagan and the rebound ball fell into the feet of Anirudh. He then fired a shot past the keeper and Rehenesh didn’t have any chance to save it. Finally, that proved to be the last action of the game and North East managed to get maximum points from the game after they defeated Chennaiyin FC by 3-1.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||SEIMINLEN DOUNGEL|
|WINNING PASS OF THE MATCH||HALICHARAN NARZARY
|EMERGING PLAYER||ANIRUDH THAPA|
|FITTEST PLAYER||DANILO LOPES|
|HERO OF THE MATCH||SEIMINLEN DOUNGEL|
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between North East United FC and Chennayin FC.
North East United tweet after their thumping victory
Full time- #NEU 3-1 #CHE
We grab the three points at home! A big thank you to the fans who have sent us their love and support despite the hard times we endured. This one is for you, the ones who kept the faith! Cheers!#NEUCHE #Highlanders #LetsFootball #8States1United #HeroISL pic.twitter.com/lNVKUdPdso
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) January 19, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 19, 2018
Chennaiyin FC tweet after the game
— Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) January 19, 2018