Ratings: Marcelinho, Sahanek sparkle as NorthEast hold Mumbai City
The Islanders faltered once again as they failed to see out a win against the Highlanders.
Mumbai City FC fell prey to defensive lapses yet again, as they were held by NorthEast United in a 1-1 draw in the ISL 2021/22 on Tuesday. The Islanders started the game without start striker Igor Angulo, but got on the end of a one-goal lead going into half-time. Ahmed Jahouh gave Mumbai City the lead from the spot after Vikram Pratap Singh was brought down by NorthEast United defender Mashoor Shereef inside the box.
The Highlanders looked a revitalized side in the second half and equalized through Mohammed Irshad’s well-placed strike in the 79th minute. With 10 minutes remaining, both sides were unable to find a winner, as the match ended in a stalemate.
Now, let us take a look at how the players of Mumbai City and NorthEast United fared tonight:
Mumbai City FC (By Riddhiman Sarkar)
Mohammad Nawaz – 6.5
Good positioning from the young keeper as he displayed his cat-like reflexes, but couldn’t keep a clean-sheet. He made two saves.
Amey Ranawade – 5.0
Lucky to not get punished for his inability to clear the danger, as Marcelinho robbed him off the ball and hit the bar in the second half. He made two interceptions, but couldn’t fend NorthEast’s attackers off for the equalizer, as he was sent off in second half stoppage time.
Mourtada Fall – 6.0
Routine threat from set-pieces and a towering presence at the back. Won both of his ground duels and one of his two aerial duels.
Mehtab Singh – 6.0
Slotted in for Bheke alongside Fall at the heart of the defence and made two interceptions. Not a very impressive performance, as he lost an aerial duel to Marcelinho in one instance.
Vignesh Dakshinamurthy – 6.5
Livewire down the left and was comfortable in possession and contributed to Mumbai’s threat from the flanks. Attempted one cross and completed one out of his four long passes.
Vikram Pratap Singh – 6.5
Energetic forward play from the young winger. He was brought down by Mashoor in the box and got Mumbai City a penalty. Had another call for a spot-kick denied by the referee. He bowed out in the 67th minute for Raynier Fernandes, with 23 touches on the ball.
Ahmed Jahouh – 7.0
Orchestrated things for the Islanders from the middle of the park and got his name on the scoresheet with a spot-kick. Had a whopping 108 touches on the ball, but couldn’t help Mumbai find the winner.
Lalengmawia – 6.0
Ran his socks off to fulfill his No. 6 role efficiently. Won seven out of 10 of his ground duels.
Bipin Singh – 7.0
Had one significant chance in the first half but missed it by a whisker. Made one key pass, as both of his take-on attempts were unsuccessful.
Cassinho – 6.5
Silky skills from the Brazilian as he remained ever-so composed on the ball. Made two key passes and had two shots on goal. He looked to be Mumbai’s brightest attacker.
Brad Inman – 5.5
Missed a quality opportunity from Cassinho’s majestic weighted pass in the first half. Came off for Pranjal Bhumij in the 77th minute, having completed 79% of his passes.
Raynier Fernandes- 6.0
Couldn’t do enough to help Mumbai get a winner. Managed to get only 15 touches.
Pranjal Bhumij – 6.0
Not very effective after coming on, as he only managed to get seven touches on the ball and completed two accurate passes.
NorthEast United (By JN Balraj)
Shubhasish Roy Chowdhury – 7.5
The seasoned custodian demonstrated his quality with five crucial saves, four from inside the box. He also punched out the ball on two occasions.
Provat Lakra – 7.0
The right-back delivered another promising performance. Defensively, he blocked a shot, made three clearances and as many tackles. He also won nine of the 10 duels and played four accurate direct balls.
Mashoor Shereef – 6.0
Mashoor had an average outing, conceded the penalty and was eventually subbed for Flottmann. He made three clearances and blocked one shot, making an interception and tackle each.
Zakaria Diallo – 6.5
The defender looked solid at the back and got better as the game progressed. His three clearances and two blocked shots were important to salvage a point from the game for his side. He also played 31 passes with 84% accuracy.
Gurjinder Kumar – 6.0
Gurjinder missed a great chance to score. Defensively, he made two clearances with a tackle and interception each. He also tried to disturb the opposition by playing five long balls.
Hernan Santana – 7.0
The former Islander perfectly played the role of the pivot in midfield. Hernan assisted the only goal and played two key passes, with overall 46 passes with astonishing 92% accuracy in the game. Defensively, he made two interceptions and tackles.
Sehnaj Singh – 6.0
The former ATK FC player lacked involvement in the game. Sehnaj managed to get only 21 passes and one interception, despite playing in midfield.
Imran Khan – 6,0
Imran was trying to do too much in the game. He failed to deliver a single successful cross or direct ball. He got 39 touches and played 23 passes. The youngster must keep things simpler in upcoming games.
Marco Sahanek – 7.0
Marco impressed in his first start for the Highlanders. He completed two dribbles and played a key pass. Although he had one shot on target, he was a constant threat in the first half.
Suhair VP – 7.0
Suhair was playing in a wider position than last game. Still he continued his scintillating form. He played two key passes and created a big chance to score. Also completed two dribbles and attempted as many shots. His two tackles contributed defensively to the team.
Marcelinho – 6.7
The Brazilian was unlucky not to score and hit the woodwork. He played two key passes and delivered a cross. Marcelinho looked good overall.
Patrick Flottmann – 6.0
Flottmann provided stability to the defence and guaranteed his side don’t concede with one clearance.
Mawia Ralte – 6.0
The youngster got 20 minutes under his belt and did nothing much with his 12 touches to impact the game in a direct manner.
Mohammed Irshad – 7
Irshad saved the day for the Highlanders with a 79th minute equalizer.