Hyderabad FC are now in second sport after a dominant 5-1 win over NorthEast United FC on Monday.
Chinglensana Singh (12th minute) opened the scoring while a brace from Bartholomew Ogbeche (27th, 78th) was added on to by substitutes Aniket Jadhav (90th) and Javier Siverio (90+3).
Laldanmawia Ralte (43rd), previously of Hyderabad FC, scored for NorthEast.
With 10 points, Hyderabad FC trail leaders Mumbai City by just two points. NorthEast, meanwhile faced their fourth defeat in six games and are stranded in 10th on the table with just four points.
A fit-again Edu Garcia's inclusion in the starting XI proved to be an inspired move for Hyderabad FC. A freekick in the 10th minute sailed over the bar but from another set-piece, he set up Chinglensana for his first ISL goal. Garcia's kick rebounded off the crossbar and Chinglensana was the first to react.
That started a period of Hyderabad dominance which was bookended by a superb Ogbeche strike - running onto a lofted Garcia through ball and passing it into the far bottom corner.
NorthEast fought back, and slowly got back into the game. Hernan Santana missed an open goal from three yards, but a few moments later Danmawia got on the scoresheet. A Tondonba long throw-in caused a goal-mouth melee, from which Suhair's shot was blocked but not cleared. Danmawia was at home to tap in at the end.
NorthEast started the second half well. Substitute Lalkhawpuimawia attempted an ambitious bicycle kick and Danmawia's header from Joe Zoherliana's cross went over.
Hyderabad coach Manolo Marquez then made a host of changes, bringing in fresh legs but it was a solo effort from Ogbeche that finished the game off. From twenty five yards out, he received the ball, swiveled, and smashed a shot that the keeper had no chance against.
Siverio then flicked on a long ball to Aniket Jadhav who scored his first goal for the club with a smart, early finish. Siverio then scored with a header from inside the six yard box to put the icing on a dominant performance.