Odisha FC fail to put an end to their winless streak but hold the Highlanders to a draw in what was an entertaining fixture in the ISL.
The first half was an end-to-end affair with both sides heading into the break level after creating plenty of chances.
Diego Mauricio’s powerful low strike gave Odisha their first goal in the first half this season. Mehta’s brilliant cross into the box was headed in by Lambot for as NorthEast equalised in the dying minutes of 1st half.
The Highlanders began the second half from where they left off and deservedly took the lead. They won a penalty after Appiah was tripped in the box by Arshdeep. The Ghanian stepped up to take the spot-kick and struck it with venom to notch his third ISL goal.
Their lead did not last long as Alexander equalised for Odisha with a stunning curler from just inside the box.
Odisha rise to second from bottom (above SC East Bengal on goal difference) while NorthEast United remain fourth, a point behind Bengaluru FC.