Intercontinental Cup: India Lose 1-2 To New Zealand

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Mumbai: Moses Dyer’s late goal helped New Zealand edge past India 2-1 in an Intercontinental Cup match at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday.

India skipper Sunil Chhetri opened the scoring in the 46th minute through a fantastic goal, his seventh consecutive in home games but the hosts failed to keep the lead and conceded the equaliser the very next minute.

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New Zealand’s A. De Jong dodged the offside trap and got behind a good through ball from Sarpreet, cutting past Salam Ranjan to equalise, as India gifted their first goal of the tournament.
Even as the match was going to a dull draw, Dyer netted the winner in the 86th minute to hand the visitors a victory.

Sarpreet got past three defenders and gave a deft flick to the Manukau United man, who jumped on the ball and slammed his first international goal.

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