The Nizams dominated the match and secured yet another convincing win in the league.

Hyderabad FC secured an impressive 6-1 win over NorthEast United at the G.M.C Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad on Thursday. The result takes the Nizams to the top of the Indian Super League (ISL 2022-23) standings for the time being, one point ahead of Mumbai City.

Manolo Marquez’s men were dominant and did not give the visitors any time to settle. They won most of the individual battles and looked hungrier for the win. The manner of the win was particularly noteworthy as HFC outperformed NEUFC in every department. 

Here are the player ratings from the match that saw Hyderabad FC demolish NorthEast United:

Hyderabad FC (by Waseem Zaidi)

Gurmeet Singh (GK) – 6.5

Gurmeet Singh was unfortunate to come away from the game without a clean sheet. He was a spectator for the most part. He made two key saves in the dying stages of the match to keep NEUFC’s attackers at bay.

Nikhil Poojary – 7.0

Nikhil Poojary worked his socks off once again on the right wing. He was solid in both defence and attack. In a praiseworthy performance, Poojary got an assist, one shot on target and made two interceptions for his team.

Odei Onaindia – 8.0

Odei scored from a sensational half-volley during the game, which was also his first-ever ISL goal. He led the backline well, except for one weak moment, which resulted in NEUFC’s goal due to poor man marking. 

Nim Dorjee – 7.5

Nim Dorjee is making the most of his opportunity in the heart of defence as he displayed yet another impressive performance alongside Onaindia. Playing as a centre-back, Dorjee made five clearances and kept a close watch on the NEUFC forwards.  

Akash Mishra – 7.5

Akash Mishra was sensational in his defensive duties, not allowing NEUFC wingers any room. He created one scoring chance, attempted five tackles, and made two clearances and one interception during the game.

Hitesh Sharma – 6.5

Hitesh Sharma was a silent contributor in Hyderabad FC’s midfield. His partnership with Borja Herrera gave the side a good balance as Sharma held a deeper position. He was substituted at the 58th-minute mark after getting 24 touches on the ball.

Borja Herrera – 9.0

Borja Herrera was excellent for the Nizams as he scored a goal and made one assist. Overall, the midfielder had three shots on target and proved to be a menace with his late runs into the box and set-piece deliveries.

Mohammad Yasir – 8.0

Mohammad Yasir got an assist during the game as he delivered a fabulous ball for Javier Siverio in the box. He was adventurous on the ball and a constant source of threat from the right flank.

Halicharan Narzary – 7.5

Halicharan Narzary provided the assist for Joel Chianese’s goal with a decent cross from the left flank. He created three big chances for the team, showing a great hunger to play the role of the creator.

Bartholomew Ogbeche – 7.0

Unfortunately for Bartholomew Ogbeche, he was not one of the scorers despite HFC getting six goals. However, his overall contribution was noteworthy. He created three big chances and took five shots on goal. Furthermore, he made two clearances as well.

Javier Siverio – 9.5

Javier Siverio scored a brace in a fantastic performance for the Nizams. He scored with a sublime volley for the first and a decent tap-in for the second. The Spaniard created a lot of trouble for NEUFC defenders with his movement in the box and overall industry.

Substitutions

Sahil Tavora – 5.5

The midfielder made yet another appearance from the bench to inject more energy on the field. He got 17 touches on the ball and a shot of his went off-target.

Joel Chianese – 7.5

The midfielder scored on the evening after coming on as a substitute. He was also responsible for the sixth goal after his header inside the box was saved by Michu and went into the goal, courtesy Gaurav Bora’s mis-clearance.

Aaren D’Silva – 5.5

Aaren D’Silva played for seven minutes and did not have any major contribution.

Rohit Danu – 6.5

Rohit Danu had a brilliant chance to get a goal despite playing a short cameo.

Abdul Rabeeh – 6.0

The youngster showed a willingness to contribute in attack and injected some good pace in his brief spell on the pitch.

NorthEast United (By Souvari Paul)

Mirshad Michu – 5.0

Mirshad looked quite sturdy under the goal of NorthEast in the initial moments. Lost consistency as the match went on. He did not have much to do in four out of the six goals conceded by his side. 

Joe Zoherliana – 5.5

Joe had a high number of touches and made a few good tackles, one clearance, and one interception. This was however, not enough to prevent Hyderabad from scoring at their will. No attacking threat whatsoever.

Gaurav Bora – 3.5

Bora’s start to the game did not go well. Was directly responsible for two of the six goals Hyderabad FC scored, one of which was an own goal. Overall defensive performance was not up to the mark.

Aaron Evans – 6.5

With a high number of touches, a few good tackles, and six clearances, Evans tried his best to provide stability to the NorthEast backline. Scored the only goal for his side. Did not get much support from his fellow defenders.

Tondonba Singh – 4.5

Tried his best to aid the attack by taking three free-kicks and whipping in two crosses. Created one chance. Was not able to contribute much in his defensive roles, allowing Hyderabad to exploit the flank. 

Emil Benny – 5.5

Created one chance. No other attacking threat throughout the game. Tried his best to contribute defensively by making two tackles and clearances each. 

Sehnaj Singh – 3.5

Was not effective in any third of the pitch. Did not make any meaningful contribution to the game. Was subbed off in the 53rd minute.

Pragyan Gogoi – 6.0

Provided the assist for his side’s solitary goal. Created two chances. Could not maintain his performance and was subbed off in the 79th minute.

Rochharzela – 4.0

Subbed off in the first half itself. Was not able to make any good runs. Did not get any opportunity to trouble Hyderabad’s goal. 

Wilmar Jordan – 7.0

Jordan was one of the brighter spots on a bleak outing for NorthEast. He made good runs, registered a strong physical presence in Hyderabad’s penalty box, and tried his best to trouble their goal. Took three shots, two of which were on target. Apart from that, he created one chance. 

Romain Philippoteaux – 7.5

Another good performer for NorthEast. Took four shots, two of which were on target. Whipped in two crosses. Scored a goal towards the end, but it was unfortunately flagged offside. Tried his best to link up with Jordan but lacked support from others.

Substitutes

Jithin MS – 4.0

Was on the pitch for around 39 minutes but was unable to impose any threat or make any meaningful contribution to the game.

Parthib Gogoi – 4.0

Similar to Jithin, Parthib spent around 37 minutes on the pitch. He was also unable to tackle the superior performance of Hyderabad to make any contribution to his side’s attacks.

Imran Khan – N/A

Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha – N/A

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