Hyderabad FC thrash NorthEast 6-1, ending 2022 in style – ISL 2022-23: Hyderabad FC produced a stellar performance, registering a 6-1 victory over the Highlanders at the GMC BalayogiAthletic Stadium in Gachibowli. Javi Siverio (8’, 73’) scored in either half while Borja Herrera (24’), Odei Onaindia (30’), and Joel Chianese (77’) also found the back of the net, as HFC were also aided by an own goal from Gaurav Bora (80’) to register their joint biggest win ever in the Hero ISL. Meanwhile, Aaron Evans (36’) was in the scoresheet for the visitors but it was Hyderabad who collected all three points, to once again move to the top of the league table, securing 28 points in 12 games.
Hyderabad vs NorthEast United
It all started with Siverio finding himself unmarked inside the box from a Borja corner and the young Spaniard made no mistake to volley in his third of the campaign, giving Manolo’s side an early lead.
Borja Herrera was running the game to his will and managed to add a second from a low-range drive 24 minutes in. His shot found the bottom corner and Hyderabad were 2-0 up, even as they created more and more chances. Odei Onaindia added a third with a sweet volley after a set piece from Borja fell to him inside the box. Evans pulled one back for NorthEast but Hyderabad were in prime position, going into half-time.
HFC came back out with similar intent, making it four as Joel Chianese came off the bench and scored with practically his first touch of the game. Siverio scored the fifth after Mohammad Yasir put in a delicious cross to break open the NorthEast defense.
Chianese could have had a second as well, but MirshadMichu, who had a pretty good game pulled off another superb save. But Gaurav Bora was unlucky to see the save deflect into his own net. Bart Ogbeche, Halicharan Narzary, and Rohit Danu had big chances as well while Nikhil Poojary, Akash Mishra, Nim Dorjee Tamang, and Hitesh Sharma were all impeccable in what was a collectively impressive performance from Manolo Marquez’s side.
Hyderabad scored six in the last game of 2021 and surprisingly did the same to finish 2022 as well to keep their hunt for the league shield well and truly on.
They are back in action when they take on FC Goa at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa on January 5. Meanwhile, NorhtEast United will host Bengaluru on 6 January.