Arnold Issoko’s fourth minute goal was all that separated the two sides as Mumbai City FC defeated NorthEast United FC 1-0 in the Indian Super League on Friday.

Mumbai City FC cruised to its third successive Indian Super League triumph as it rode on Arnold Issoko’s fourth-minute goal to claim a 1-0 win over NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium here on Friday.

The result helps Mumbai climb to the third spot on the table with 13 points from seven matches. NorthEast United, which has a game in hand, remains in the fifth spot with 11 points.

The visiting Mumbai side surged ahead with its first attack. The NorthEast defence failed to clear its lines from a Paulo Machado corner and the ball rolled back into Machado’s path. His first time shot struck Arnold Issoko’s chest and crossed the line despite goalkeeper Pawan Kumar’s diving effort.

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