Guwahati: Former Ghanaian World Cupper Asamoah Gyan handed NorthEast United FC their first win within the Indian Tremendous League (ISL) Season 6 after netting the winner in a 2-1 victory over Odisha FC on the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium right here on Saturday.
The house crew drew first blood when Redeem Tlang scored the quickest purpose of the season within the second minute. Odisha equalised by way of Xisco Hernandez (71′) earlier than defender Carlos Delgado was despatched off.
The Highlanders made their benefit depend by way of Gyan who popped up with a header six minutes from the ultimate whistle.
The win takes NorthEast to the highest of the desk whereas Odisha slumped to their second loss in as many matches.
The hosts loved the very best begin to the sport once they roared into the lead with simply two minutes on the clock. Martin Chaves began the transfer with a run down the left flank earlier than discovering Panagiotis Triadis down the center. The Greek midfielder discovered Tlang in house down the appropriate and the teen tucked a end previous Arshdeep Singh to ship the house crowd into raptures.
Odisha head coach Josep Gombau made a double change at half-time, bringing in Senegalese midfielder Diawandou Diagne and winger Nandhakumar Sekar. And the substitutes virtually instantly did the job for Gombau.
Diagne, after a very good run down the appropriate, flashed a harmful cross throughout the face of purpose within the 51st minute. Nandha went shut for Odisha quickly after as Odisha turned up the warmth on NorthEast.
The stress lastly paid off within the 71st minute when Diagne’s good cross from the appropriate was flicked in well by Xisco with the surface of his left boot.
Nevertheless, drama ensued two minutes later as Delgado was despatched off for bringing down NorthEast substitute Maximilian Barreira. With numerical benefit on their aspect, NorthEast piled on the stress.
They created a flurry of possibilities earlier than lastly getting the winner six minutes from time. Lalthathanga Khawlhring’s nook was headed in by star striker Gyan at hand his aspect their first win of the season.