Indian Super League: Hyderabad FC secure 6-1 win against NorthEast United FC | Football News

HYDERABAD: FC Hyderabad recorded their fourth win in a row with a 6-1 thrashing of North East United FC in the Indian Super League here Thursday.
Javier Siverio scored twice, while Borja Herrera, Odei Onaindia and Joel Chianese scored for the defending champions, Hyderabad FC’s last goal being an own goal from Gaurav Bora.
Four goals were scored in the first half and the first came in the eighth minute via Siverio. Herrera whipped a corner over the defense before Siverio hit Mirshad Michu from close range.
Herrera went from provider to goalscorer in the 24th minute when he cut in from the right flank before weaving his way past two NorthEast United FC defenders and firing wide. Michu put a glove on the ball but it snuck past him at the near post.
At the half hour mark, the defending champions led three. Herrera was once again at the heart of the movement. The Spanish midfielder’s free kick was headed by Bora but only to Onaindia, who pounced on it and buried it in front of the keeper.
Five minutes later Wilmar Jordan’s header was pushed back over the bar by the keeper and a minute later the Highlanders pulled a goal back.
Hyderabad failed to clear the ball properly when Pragyan Gogoi played it back into the box, where Aaron Evans jumped the offside trap and flicked it past Gurmeet Singh.
In the final quarter of the game, a long diagonal came to Yasir on the left flank. The winger put in a low cross which was tapped by Siverio.
Four minutes later, substitute Joel Chianese was chosen by Halicharan Narzary and scored in his first involvement in the game.
With ten minutes remaining, Chianese rose the highest to direct a corner towards the goal. The effort was parried by the keeper towards Bora and the defender only managed to send the ball back into his own net.
The victory brings Hyderabad back to the top of the table, one point clear of Mumbai City FC, who have one game in hand.
Hyderabad’s goal difference deficit against Mumbai City FC has been reduced to four.


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