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Hero ISL: Chennaiyin FC defeats NEUFC by 2-1

Chennaiyin FC rode a second-half blitz to move third in the points table as they heaped more misery on NorthEast United FC with a 2-1 victory in the Hero Indian

Chennaiyin FC rode a second-half blitz to move third in the points table as they heaped more misery on NorthEast United FC with a 2-1 victory in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday.

Within six minutes, Ariel Borysiuk and Vladimir Koman put Chennaiyin back in the game in the 35th minute.

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Chennaiyin started the game on the front foot, displaying some eye-catching passing football and keeping the rival defenders on their toes. But Laldanmawia did not have to wait long as he found the back of the net, albeit fortuitously, in the 35th minute.

At halftime, NorthEast United led 1-nil and also looked to turn the tide after Chennaiyin dominated the first half-an-hour. But in the second half, Chennaiyin took the game by the scruff of the neck. The result means Chennaiyin have now jumped to third place from seventh with 18 points from 12 matches, while NorthEast United remain at the foot of the table, having collected just nine points from 13 games.

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First Published: 23rd January, 2022 9:44 IST

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