ATK Mohun are back on top of the ISL table with a comfortable 2-0 victory over NorthEast United FC.
In a match that often turned into a physical affair – six yellow cards were handed out – a seven-minute double early in the second half settled things in favour of ATKMB. As is becoming routine, Roy Krishna scored the first goal, in the 51st minute. Seven minutes later, an own-goal from Benjamin Lambot saw ATKMB double a lead they never looked like letting slip.
Post the goals, NorthEast struggled to fashion clear-cut chances. Their best attempt on goal came in the 71st minute when Federico Gallego grazed the crossbar with a freekick. That they only had a single shot on target throughout the match was testament to how comfortably ATKMB were able to see out the second half.
Kolkata heavyweights climb to the top of the 11-team standings, one point clear of Mumbai FC.
The Highlanders, on the other hand, remained winless from three matches as they missed a chance to be back in top four to remain at sixth place with 11 points from nine matches.