Pune beat NE with last-gasp goal
John Goossens struck a last-gasp goal to help Pune FC beat NorthEast United 1-0 in a hard-fought Hero Indian Super League on Monday. Goossens scored the decisive goal in the 88th minute as he headed home after Dudu Omagbemi’s shot hit the crossbar and rebounded at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium.
NorthEast United, who had come here after impressive shows against Mumbai FC and Delhi Dynamos in their away matches, had more ball possessions but they had very few scoring chances. With the win, Pune FC jumped to the fourth spot with seven points from five matches while NorthEast remained on third position with eight points from six matches. Joan Capdevila and Koke returned for NorthEast United after missing out against Delhi Dynamos in their last match but the visitors failed to dominate over the home side. Instead, Pune FC looked like the side which would score.
NorthEast United goalkeeper T P Rehenesh, who saved at least three brilliant saves against Delhi Dynamos, was also up to his task on Monday, including a brilliant save of a Davide Colomba shot on the line.
Greek World Cupper Konstantinos Katsouranis was impressive at the centre of the park for Pune while winger Israel Gurung made some threatening moves.