North East United Football Club gave the home crowd great joy as they won 1-0 against Kerala Blasters. Spanish footballer Koke scored the only goal of the game.
Kerala Blasters enjoyed more possession and created better chances, but failed to score. Indian origin British striker Michael Chopra was guilty of missing two sitters towards the end of the game.
Here we present 10 tweets which summarize the game.
The game was played in front of a packed stadium. The fans came in numbers to support the home team.
— The Hunter Bounty (@axom_iya18) October 13, 2014
John Abraham seemed equally enthusiastic
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 13, 2014
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) October 13, 2014
North East United, although a Guwahati based team, aims to connect with all the eight North Eastern states. They seem to be on course.
— Arshia Amin (@thisisarshia) October 13, 2014
— Sangay C Bhutia (@Sangay93) October 13, 2014
— Sp Meganizers Sone (@Chelsea_Ngente) October 13, 2014
Former East Bengal player Penn Orji was one of the top players for Kerala Blasters.
Penn Orji has been playing in India for 5 years now. Understandably more comfortable with the pitches and weather. #ISL
— Vela. (@GianfrancoVela) October 13, 2014
Durga Boro almost became the first Indian to score in ISL. David James has other ideas. Both the shot and the save was world class.
— Debasish sarma (@debz6967) October 13, 2014
Koke scored for NEUFC in the dying minutes of first half. Here’s a PJ!
Koke scores for NorthEast. Now, Pepsi from Kerala must score. #ISL
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) October 13, 2014
Indian origin British striker Michael Chopra was introduced in the second half, created chances, but missed two sitters.
— Mithilesh Kumar (@mithilesh_k) October 13, 2014
Michael Chopra was disappointing today… I remember how we begged him to play for India back in his better footballing days.. #isl
— Rohan Gaikwad (@roanRATT) October 13, 2014
Another Indian doing well was Robin Gurung
— Rohan Manglani (@rohan_manglani) October 13, 2014
Despite Kerala’s dominance, they could not score. I man who stood between them and the NEUFC goal was Greek goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas.
We are still waiting for an Indian to score a goal.
— Abhishek Deshmukh (@deshmukh_abhi) October 13, 2014
Kudos to the fans.
Special Mention to our fans, who've been absolutely fantastic during right from the onset of the #HeroISL and leading up to the first game!
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) October 13, 2014