Bruno Aires put the hosts ahead when he converted a penalty in the 41st minute and the lead was doubled after Diomansy Kamara found the net in the 85th minute at the Indira Gandhi Stadium which saw a turnout of over 15000.
While Northeast United FC jumped to the top four, the visitors, coming here after the 0-7 thrashing at the hands of FC Goa are struggling at sixth place and will need to win their remaining games to harbor hopes of advancing to the next round.
Both teams came into this game after suffering big losses in their previous clash and made plenty of changes. While NorthEast United coach Cesar Farias made seven changes, Nicolas Anelka introduced four new players.
The changes seemed early in the game for Mumbai City who showed composure and some good passing. In the first minute itself there was an opportunity for Saran Singh to open the
account but Rehenesh proved equal to the task when Saran fired a volley.
NorthEast United were subdued for long spells but the hosts moved ahead in the 40th minute after they won a penalty.

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