The three helped the Marina Machans climb to second place on the points table.

NorthEast United were handed their second defeat of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season by Chennaiyin FC at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda. The Highlanders started off well, but an injury to Federico Gallego turned things around in favour of Chennaiyin. 

Lalianzuala Chhangte scored the opener for Chennaiyin FC before VP Suhair equalized for NorthEast United. It was the Marina Machans’ skipper Anirudh Thapa who eventually scored the winner and helped his side grab all three points. The Highlanders gave a good account of themselves, but lack of composure and below-par passing accuracy cost them the game. 

On that note, Khel Now takes a look at the player ratings from the NorthEast United Vs Chennaiyin FC match.

NorthEast United FC (By Yash Pratap Singh)

Subhasish Roy Chowdhury- 5.5

Pulled off good saves, came off his line to punch the ball. However, his misjudgement resulted in a goal for Chennaiyin FC.

Provat Lakra- 6.5

Kept a check on Murzaev and then Chhangte on most occasions, made important clearances and blocks. He also put important crosses into the box.

Mashoor Shereef- 5.5

Made important blocks, interceptions and clearances. However, he was poor with this passing and in 1v1 situations.

Hernan Santana- 6.5

Hernan started the match in the backline, but was later moved into midfield. He took a shot on goal, but the keeper came out on top.

Gurjinder Singh- 6.0

He put in an important last-ditch tackles, made overlapping runs, took a shot on goal but was poor in defending.

Khassa Camara- 6.5

Played key passes, dropped deep to form the back three every time they had the ball. However, it was his mistake that cost NorthEast United the goal.

Federico Gallego- 7.5

Gallego made his presence felt on his return to the starting XI. He played key passes, delivered quality balls from set-pieces. But, his shift was cut short due to an injury early in the first half.

Pragyan Gogoi- 6.0

Made important clearances and blocks. But, was poor with this passing on a few occasions.

Danmawia- 4.5

He wasted a couple of important chances and was very poor in controlling the ball.

Mathias Coureur- 5.0

Played a couple of key passes, but was very lethargic with his movement in the final third,

VP Suhair- 7.0

Took two shots on target, tracked back to help his defence. Moreover, he scored an all-important equalizer for the Highlanders.

Substitutes 

Patrick Flottmann- 6.5

The Aussie came on as an early first half substitute for Gallego. He recovered well on a few occasions to cover up for his mistakes. But, looked out of sync on many occasions.

Mapuia- 7.0

He brought a special energy into the attack with his quick runs, flick-ons. Mapuia recorded a top speed of 30 kmph moments after coming on.

Manvir Singh- 6.5

Replaced Laldanmawia in the second half. He made quick runs into the box, sent in good looking crosses.

Rochharzela – 6.0

Chhara replaced VP Suhair for the final quarter of the match. He made four accurate passes and won all the aerial duels.

Sehnaj Singh- 5.5

He replaced Hernan Santana who picked up an hamstring injury. Sehnaj recorded a successful tackle after getting dribbled past once.

SL 2021-22 M12 Highlights:​ NorthEast United Vs Chennaiyin FC ​

Chennaiyin FC (by Kaushik Viswanath)

Vishal Kaith- 6.0 

The goalkeeper was once again the victim of poor decision-making, as his botched attempt at a punch gifted the equalizer to NorthEast United. 

Reagan Singh- 6.5 

Put in a complete performance at right-back completing 84% of his passes, one tackle, three clearances and two interceptions. 

Slavko Damjanovic- 7.0 

Once again was a rock at the back making two clearances and an interception. Was also an aerial threat in corners for Chennaiyin FC. 

Narayan Das- 7.5 

Put in a splendid performance despite playing at left centre-back. Completed the most number of passes of any Chennaiyin player with 36 and also had the highest pass completion rate with 86%. Made one tackle, two clearances and a huge six interceptions, which helped keep NorthEast United at bay. 

Jerry Lalrinzuala- 7.0 

Contributed well in his usual left-back position. Had the most touches of any Chennaiyin FC player with 77 and made two tackles and one clearance. 

Ariel Borysiuk- 6.0 

Once again manned the midfield well along with Thapa. Completed 85% of his passes and also put in two clearances, four interceptions, and one tackle. 

Anirudh Thapa- 7.0

The skipper stepped up when his team needed him the most. Scored the winner, but otherwise had a quiet game. Completed 79% of his passes and combined well with Mirlan Murzaev on the left. 

Lallianzuala Chhangte- 7.5 

Scored an absolute worldie to give Chennaiyin FC the lead. Showed signs of improvement and more involvement in the game. He was taken off in the 92nd minute, but created two chances and won one tackle on the night. 

Vladimir Koman- 7.0 

Showed his all-round quality once again. Created the most chances for Chennaiyin FC on the night with three. Put four successful crosses in (also the highest among Chennaiyin players) and also completed 81% of his passes. 

Mirlan Murzaev- 7.0 

Was a threat on the wings once again. Assisted the winner scored by Anirudh Thapa. Didn’t seem to be playing at full strength and was taken off in the 77th minute by Bozidar Bandovic. 

Rahim Ali-  5.5 

Worked hard off the ball to win possession but couldn’t do a lot with it. Finished 79% of his passes and won one tackle. Created one chance on the night and his touch off Khassa Camara put the ball loose for Chhangte to score the opener. He was taken off in the 87th minute for Ninthoi Meetei.

Substitutes

Edwin Vanspaul- 4.0 

Came on in the 92nd minute as Chennaiyin FC looked to run down the clock. Didn’t have a lot to do other than complete a solitary pass. 

Ninthoi Meetei- 5.0 

Came on in the 87th minute for Rahim Ali. Made two successful interceptions, although he only had nine touches in the seven minutes of action he had on the pitch 

Lukasz Gikiewicz- 4.0 

Came on in the 77th minute for Mirlan Murzaev. Was largely isolated in attack and only had a clearance and a handful of touches to show for his 15-minute cameo.

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