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Late penalty gives NorthEast win against Hyderabad FC in ISL

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NorthEast United players on Wednesday.

Hyderabad: Substitute Maximiliano Barreira converted a late penalty as NorthEast United defeated Hyderabad FC 1-0 on Wednesday at the Balayogi Stadium.

NEUFC moved to the top of the standings in the Indian Super League (ISL) with eight points after four matches.

Hyderabad, who couldn’t convert their chances, are ninth on the table with just three points.

The Highlanders eventually took the lead from the spot through substitute Barreiro after Shankar Sampingraj was penalised for handling the ball inside the box.

The Argentine sent Kamaljit the wrong way to virtually confirm the three points for his side.

NorthEast soared to the top of the table and extended their unbeaten run to four games. Hyderabad have now failed to make it two wins out of two in home games.

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