A first half stoppage time strike from Spaniard Koke helped NorthEast United FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in the second game of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Indira Gandhi Stadium on Monday. Catch all the ISL live coverage here: Matchcentre | Standings | Schedule
Sergio Contreras Pardo, otherwise known as Koke, took advantage of a poor clearance to smash home a half-volley that gave Kerala Blasters' veteran English goalie David James no chance. ISL Live Score - Delhi Dynamos FC vs FC Pune City
It was Kerala Blasters, though, that held the upper hand when it came to stats.
The team from South India held 57 percent of the possession and had more shots on target as well.
But all that came down to nothing as the Spanish midfielder scored the all important goal to start NorthEast United FC's campaign on a winning note.
NorthEast United FC host Atletico de Kolkata at home Oct 16 while Kerala Blasters FC will hope to notch their first win when they take on Chennaiyin FC Oct 21.