Defending champions Mumbai City FC could not snap their winless run as they were held to a 1-1 draw by NorthEast United FC in a Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match on Tuesday.

Ahmed Jahouh helped the reigning champions take the lead from the spot in the 30th minute

but a relentless NorthEast United kept piling on the pressure and finally got their reward through substitute Mohamed Irshad who struck in the 79th minute to ensure both sides shared the spoils.

The result means Mumbai remained winless in their last six games, moving back to the top-four but only just with 18 points from 12 games

NorthEast United remained at 10th place in the table, having 10 points from 14 games.

For Mumbai, things got worse as Amey Ranawade was shown a red card in stoppage time after he picked up his second yellow card.

NorthEast United were off to a positive start but Mumbai soon got their grip on the tie

Jahouh whipping in a delicious ball for Vikram Pratap Singh whose flick-on was off target.

The momentum soon reflected in a goal albeit from a spot-kick after Vikram was tripped inside the box by Mashoor Shereef.