Hyderabad FC secured a point after going a goal down early in an entertaining 1-1 draw in the Indian Super League clash against NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday, December 10.
Nim Dorjee (8′; own Goal) was unlucky to put it past his own keeper with a deflection after a shot from range, but Petteri Pennanen (44′) canceled it out just before the break as the teams ended the game on level terms.
Hyderabad FC remain 12th in the league table, with four points while NorthEast United FC move a place up into sixth, with 10 points after this result.
Hyderabad FC star Nikhil Poojary was in sensational form, pulling out two last-man clearances, while also creating a couple of chances at the other end. But it was NorthEast United who came close to scoring even after the goal, having hit the bar twice and constantly posing questions of Gurmeet Singh on goal.
But The Nawabs stood strong, found an equalizer after Yasir’s good run set up Pete for his first goal in Hyderabad FC colours. The visitors grew into the game after the break, with the likes of Joe Knowles, Mohammad Yasir, Joao Victor and Ramhlunchhunga along with Abdul Rabeeh, Mark Zothanpuia and Makan Chothe, who came off the bench all testing the NorthEast United backline.
Nim Dorjee Tamang and Chinglensana Singh battled hard to keep the score down but Hyderabad FC struggled to find a winner, settling for a point on this trip to Guwahati.
The Nawabs are back in action for their seventh away game of the season when they take on Odisha FC at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, December 17.