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Northeast United FC, known as the Highlanders, defeated SC East Bengal 2–0 in their 19th round match on Tuesday. With this, he has secured the fourth position in the points table of the seventh season. Now the Highlanders will face Kerala Blasters in the final match. The Highlanders will qualify for the playoffs in the event of defeating the Blasters but going forward in the event of defeat or draw will depend on the outcome of matches of other teams that are in the race for the playoffs.
At the moment, the Highlanders have reached fourth place with three points from their seventh win of the season. FC Goa also have 30 points but Goa are in third place due to goal difference. On the other hand, East Bengal is their eighth defeat in 19 matches. He has 17 points in his account and is 10th in the table of 11 teams.
The contest in the first half was on par. A win in this match was inevitable for the Highlanders to go to the playoffs and that is why she switched to the ground in the second half with a completely changed and aggressive strategy and scored the lead as the game began. For Highlanders, this goal was scored by Suhair Wadakpedika in the 46th minute. This is his first goal of this season but it is a kind of boon for his team as he must win both his matches to go ahead.
After this goal the Highlanders intensified the attack. He made a similar attack in the 55th minute. The Highlanders players did not get success, but Sarthak Golui scored a suicide goal to give the Highlanders a 2–0 lead. This same edge later turned into a win-win.
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