After a passive first half from each facet, NEUFC got here to life after the restart, taking the lead by Suhair VP within the forty eighth minute and doubling it by Sarthak Golui‘s personal aim simply seven minutes later.
East Bengal improved after happening, however their job bought harder after Raju Gaikwad was despatched off within the 71st minute. Robbie Fowler’s facet continued to press regardless of happening to 10 males, and bought a late comfort when Sarthak Golui made up for the sooner OG by pulling one again within the 86th minute.
The win takes NEUFC to 30 factors, degree with Goa and behind on aim distinction. NorthEast, together with Hyderabad and Goa, stay within the hunt for the playoffs, however solely a win in opposition to Kerala Blasters of their final recreation will assure them prime 4 place.
East Bengal, in the meantime, stay ninth, with simply three wins from 19 video games this season to this point. They face backside-positioned Odisha FC of their ultimate recreation on February 27.
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