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I-LEAGUE 2016-17: MATCH DETAILS (ROUND : 8)

EAST BENGAL AND MOHUN BAGAN SHARED POINTS IN THE I LEAGUE DERBY
KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017
12.02.2017: EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN (FT)
MAN OF THE MATCH:: Rennesh TP - (EAST BENGAL)

EB: Rehenesh, Rahul, Bukenya, Gurwinder, Narayan, Nikhil, Wedson, Mehtab, Dika, Plaza, Robin.
MB: Debjit, Pritam, Eduardo, Anas, Subhasish, Pranoy, Souvik, Katsumi, Jeje, Sony, Duffy.

REF : C.R.Srikrishna

KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017
East Bengal and Mohun bagan shared points, as the all important Derby in the current edition of I League ended without a goal being scored. It's a evenly poised encounter at Siliguri where the first session of the match were dominated by Mohun Bagan. East Bengal came back strongly in the second session with a strategic chance in the midfield by Trevor Morgan but unable to convert even the Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Debjit Mazumadar was at the mercy of Plaza.


Willis Deon Plaza the international from Trinidad and Tabago, could have been the hero, if he converted the easiest opportunity of the match in the 56th minute of the match. An areal lob from Dika from the midfield beat the Brazilian defender of Mohun Bagan Edardo and Plaza hits straight to Debjit even after he came from behind with a sudden acceleration. The Red and Gold had an good combined attack in the second session spear headed by Wedson Ansalme and Mehtab Hossian in the midfield while Nikhil Pujari and Narayan Das utilized both the wings. KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017

Mohun Bagan had the better of the exchanges in the first session created some positive openings. But credit should be given to East Bengal custodian T.P.Rahanesh who did some brilliant saves denied Pritam Kotal and Sony Nordi to score. Rahanesh saved a shot from Pranay from inside the eighteen yards following a square pass from Sony from the left. Rahanesh was rightly adjudged as the Man Of the Match.


East Bengal remain at the top of the I League table twenty points from eight matches, while Mohun Bagan are at seventeen points from seven matches.

KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017
FULL TIME : 1st Leg of Kolkata Derby of I-League ended 0-0.
90+2': Corner for Mohun Bagan in left of Rennesh.
90': 3 minute added time. EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
89': Balwant's header missed the target from Pritams free kick.
88': Free kick for Bagan as dika fouled Prabir.
87': WHO WILL WIN? OR MATCH WILL DRAW? 3 minutes more in schedule time.
85': REPLECEMENT-MB : Prabir Das in and Sony Norde out.
84': OUT OF 11 CORNER KICK SO FAR, EST BENGAL 5 AND MOHUN BAGAN EARNED 6
80': Corner for East Bengal but spoil again.
80': STAT : : DARRYL DUFFY 6 GOALS FROM 6 APPEARANCE WEDSON ANSELME 5 GOALS FROM 7 APPEARANCE
KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017
76': Well defended by Bukenya from Yusa's long ball in EB box.
75': EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
75': REPLECEMENT-MB : Balwant Singh in and Jeje out.
74': Poor corner kick foul in EB box of MB.
73': Corner for MB in left of Rennesh, Sony to take.
70': 20 minutes more who will win or draw of the match?
70': Sony's corner from left of Rennesh cleared .
70': CHANCE MISSED - MB : Yusa's shot from close deflected from Bukenya for corner.
68': Slow pace now in the match. 0-0 score line.
66': REPLACEMENT-EB : Robin out and Haokip in.
KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017
64': Corner -for EB but Dika's corner kick from right of Debjit, no impact.
62':POOR SHOT OF SONY from Duffy just over the EB box.
60': EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
60': 30 minutes more who will win or draw of the match?
57': 2 back to back corners of Dika but No score.
56': Brilliant save of Debjit from Plaza's one to one for corner kick.
55': EB 0-0 MB
53': EAST BENGAL EARNED 19 POINTS FROM 7 MATCHES WHILE MOHUN BAGAN EARNED 16 FROM 6 MATCHES.
52': Wedson's corner cleared in MB box.
51': Corner for East Bengal from a right sided attack of Nikhil.
50': EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
48': Debjit - Keeper of MB injured with Robin Singh while taking a high ball.
48': Gurwinder cleared Pritam Kotal's throw in from right side.
47': STAT : TOTAL Matches – 38 // East Bengal Won – 15 // Mohun Bagan Won – 11 //Drawn – 12
46': STARTS OF 2nd HALF MATCH.
45+2': END OF FIRST HALF: EB 0-0 MB
45': 2 minute added time.
KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017
44': YELLOW CARD TO DIKA of EB for foul to Duffy after Rennesh's save.
43': Brilliant corss of Pritam from right went to Jeje and jeje passed it to Souvik but his poor shot saved by Rennesh.
41': Danger in EB Box : Rennesh cleared Yusa's header from Duffy's cross from right.
40': EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
36': Throwin of EB-Narayan's throw in cleared in MB Box.
35': EB 0-0 MB
34': Pritam's kick from left of Rennesh cleared by Bukenya.
34': Sony's corner kick cleared by Rennesh for another corner.
33': Free kick for Bagan, Pritam's kick cleared for corner kick of Bagan.
30': EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
30': STAT : Leading Scorers of DERBY: Baichung Bhutia – 19 (13-East Bengal 6-Mohun Bagan) Jose Barreto – 17 (All for Mohun Bagan)
27: Subhasish Bose of MB injured and ubnder in treatment.
25': EB 0-0 MB

KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017
24': Foul of Duffy to Wedson free kick for EB, Mehtab's kick cleared.
22': MB keeper Debjit well saved from a right sided grounder of Plaza.
20': EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
20': Attack of Began from right but Bukenya blocked well off Yusa's effort.
17': STAT : East Bengal – 432nd match (Won 215) scored 642 goals in NFL/ I League While Mohun Bagan – 417th match ( Won 182) scored 576 goals in NFL/I League.
16': SOny's kick cleared by Dika from EB box.
15': Foul of Nikhin from behind to Sony, free kick for Bagan.
15': EB 0-0 MB
14': CHANCE MISSED- MB : Yusa's corner kick went to Sony and sony gave it to upcoming Pritam but well saved by Rennesh off Pritam's grounder.
13': Corner for MB from Duffy's move from right.
12': Mehtab's effort for Rahul's thro in finally clered in MB box.
11': Pritam to Souvik and Shouvik's cross cleared by Bukenya.
10': EAST BENGAL 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
9': Corner of Sony wentdirect to Rennesh.

KOLKATA DERBY 0-0 12TH FEB 2017
8': Corner for MB, Duffy to Sony and Sony's shot cleared by Bukenya.
5': EB 0-0 MB
3': Throw in for East Bengal, Ball now in MB den.
2': Goal Kick for East Bengal from Yusa's attack.
1': Match start, kickoffed by Mohun Bagan.
0': Mohun Bagaan ingreen / Maroon and East Bengal inRed and Gold Jersey.
0': SILIGURI IS READY FOR I-LEAGUE KOLKATA DERBY.
READ STAT :
RESULTS OF THE DERBY OUTSIDE KOLKATA
EB WON: 23
MB WON : 16
DRAWN : 20


READ STAT :
Head to Head in All Tournaments ( A-Level)
Total Matches – 315
EB : Won – 120
MB : Won – 87
DRAWN : 108
EB SCORED : 293
MB SCORED : 237

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KOLKATA DERBY ON 12TH FEB 2017
THE VIEWS OF THE COACHES BEFORE THE DERBY
11.02.2017 : The count down begins, as the arch rivals of Indian football East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are now set to meet in an I League encounter on Sunday evening. The coaches of both the teams, Trevor Morgan and Sanjay Sen are quite optimistic for a positive result in the much awaited Derby while they address in the pre match press conference at the media room of Kanchenjunga Kriangan.

TREVOR MORGAN
“It’s another game in the league and three points up for grabs. We'll push our limits to win it, as we do for any other game, nothing else. It’s the media who create the buzz around a single game but not the players. We prepare for every single game with utter seriousness and approach each game with same intensity. We won’t deviate from our lookout tomorrow and we will try to execute our plans on the pitch.”

EAST BENGAL PLAYED: 7
WON : 6
DRAWN : 1
LOST : 0
GOAL SCORED : 17
GOAL CONCEDED : 3
POINTS : 19
TOP SCORER : WEDSON ANSELME 5 GOALS FROM 7 APPEARANCE

SANJAY SEN
“I personally look towards the game akin to any other game. Day in and day out, we plan, practice and try to execute it on the field. There’s no other lookout for tomorrow’s game as such.It will be a testing time for the defenders of both the teams.Yes, I can’t deny that I had an agony last season. But,that’s history now. It’s a new season and tomorrow it’s a fresh 90 minutes. Last season is in the history book and we don’t want to look back into it.”

MOHUN BAGAN PLAYED: 6
WON : 5
DRAWN : 1
LOST : 0
GOAL SCORED : 12
GOAL CONCEDED : 3
POINTS : 16
TOP SCORER : DARRYL DUFFY 6 GOALS FROM 6 APPEARANCE

East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are placed at the first and second position respectively before the clash against each other in the Derby.

The match will kick off at 4.30 pm IST.
KOLKATA DERBY ON 12TH FEB 2017
SILIGURI IS READY TO HOST THE DERBY

10.02.2017: The Gateway of North Bengal, Siligiri are in the fever of Derby. The two participating teams East Bengal and Mohun Bagan reached the city this afternoon to play the first round match of the current edition of I League.The enthusiasm are at it's peak and there is a huge demand for tickets. Undoubtedly, it will be a full house at Kanchenjunga Kriangan on Sunday evening.

Siliguri is always a favorite venew for Red and Gold. East Bengal won the Federation Cup three years back defeating Dempo Sports Club of Goa by a margin of 3-2. Siliguri is dominated by the Red and Gold fanatics much more than the Mariners. The East Bengal team escorted by a motorcycle rally from the Bagdogra Airport to the team hotel. The roads all over Siliguri are decorated with Red and Gold as well as Green and Maroon flags and banners as the demand for the jerseys of both the clubs are high. Though the number of Red and Gold flags are much more as compared to their oppornants.

The turf of Kanchenjunga Kriangan are not at the desired level. Theground staffs are doing their best to to prepare the truf before the kick off on Sunday evening. All roads of Siliguri will lead to Kanchenjunga Kriangan on Sunday evening as the match will start at 4.30 pm. NOTE : IN LAST KOLKATA DERBY IN IFA CFL PREMIER LEAGUE MOHUN BAGAN DID NOT FILE TEAM AGAINST EAST BENGAL AT KALYANI

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KOLKATA DERBY ON 12TH FEB 2017
I LEAGUE DERBY AT SILIGURI :: EAST BENGAL & MOHUN BAGAN SQUAD FOR THE DERBY
09.02.2017 : East Bengal announced twenty member squad for the Derby at Siliguri on 12th...
EAST BENGAL : GOALKEEPER - Rehenesh TP, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury || DEFENDERS - Rahul Bheke Ivan Bukenya, Gurwinder Singh, Narayan Das, Robin Gurung, Arnab Mondal, Robert Lalthlamuana || MIDFIELDER - Wedson Anselme, Rowllin Borges, Dika Ralte, Nikhil Poojary (U-22), Mehtab Hossein, Jackichand Singh, Abinash Ruidas (U-22) || FORWARD - Romeo Fernandes, Willis Plaza, Robin Singh, T.Haokip.
Coach: Trevor James Morgan

Mohun Bagan announced nineteen member squad for the match against East Bengal at Siliguri.

MOHUN BAGAN : GOALKEEPER - DEBJIT MAJUMDER, SHILTON PAUL, DEFENDERS - PRITAM KOTAL, ANAS EDATHODIKA, SHOUVIK GHOSH, EDUARDO FERREIRA, BIKRAMJIT SINGH, SUBHASISH BOSE (U-22), MIDFIELDER - BIKRAMJIT SINGH, PRONAY HALDER, SEHNAJ SINGH, SOUVIK CHAKRABARTI, RAYNIER FERNANDES (U-22), SONY NORDE, PRABIR DAS, KATSUMI YUSA, FORWARD - JEJE LALPEKHLUA, BALWANT SINGH, DARRYL DUFFY.
HEAD COACH: SANJAY SEN

PREVIEW(1)-9.2.17 : The I League Derby between the two arch rivals of Indian Football, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will be played at Kanchenjunga Kriangan, Siliguri, on the 12th of February. Siliguri successfully hosted a number of important domestic and international matches in the recent past. The match on Sunday evening will be the home match of East Bengal while the venew of the second round, the home match Mohun Bagan, are yet to be finalize.

East Bengal – 432nd match (Won 215) scored 642 goals in NFL/ I League While Mohun Bagan – 417th match ( Won 182) scored 576 goals in NFL/I League.
RESULTS OF THE DERBY OUTSIDE KOLKATA
EAST BENGAL WON: 23
MOHUN BAGAN WON : 16
DRAWN : 20

East Bengal never lost a Derby at Siliguri. This will be the third instance when these two arch rivals will meet against each other at Siliguri. East Bengal won the last year's Derby by a margin of 2-1, while a group league match of All Airlines Gold Cup locked at 1-1 in the year 1988.

HEAD TO HEAD IN NFL/I LEAGUE:
TOTAL MATCHES : 38
EAST BENGAL WON : 15
MOHUN BAGAN : 11
DRAWN : 12
EAST BENGAL SCORED : 43
MOHUN BAGAN SCORED : 33

Head to Head in All Tournaments ( A-Level)
Total Matches – 315
EAST BENGAL : Won – 120
MOHUN BAGAN : Won – 87
DRAWN : 108
EAST BENGAL SCORED : 293
MOHUN BAGAN SCORED : 237
As usual it will be a full house at Kanchenjunga Kriangan on Sunday . A huge number of supporters from Kolkata will be at Siliguri to witness the much awaited Derby. The tickets are on sale from East Bengal and Mohun Bagan club counters as well as from the counters of the stadium from Tuesday with a expected demand . The enthusiasm will reach at it's peak after the teams reach Siliguri on Friday afternoon.

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LAJONG FC 1-2 DSK
11.02.2017 : SHILLONG LAJONG FC 1-2 DSK SHIBAJIANS (FT)
SLFC : Pierrick Dicka 35'
DSK : Sanju Pradhan 15', Shane McFaul 43'
MOM : Shane McFaul- DSK

SLFC : Vishal, Nim Dorjee, Rupert, Samuel Shadap, Chinglensena Singh, Lalmuanpuia, Dipanda, Issac, Redeem, Pritam, Yuta Kinowaki
DSK : Subrata,Nirmal,Shane,Jerry,Kim Song,Juan Quero,Halicharan,Sanju,Jerry Lalrinzuala,Sairuat Kima,Milan Singh

SLFC MEDIA RELEASE : Shillong 11th February: Shillong Lajong FC went down fighting to DSK Shivajians 1-2 in an enthralling and keenly fought contest at the JN Stadium, Shillong, today evening.

Despite pressing the visitors intensely in the second half the Lajong unit could not find another goal against a resolute defence, but the Reds refused to give up the fight until the final whistle. Lajong were in the hunt for their fifth consecutive home victory, but Shivajians had it better on the day.

The entertaining contest saw Shivajians score on either side of Aser Dipanda Dicka’s 33rd minute strike. Sanju Pradhan (16th minute) and Hero of the Match Shane McFaul (44th) were the goal scorers for the Pune-based club.

Out of the blocks quickly, Isaac stole the ball away in seventh minute and passed to Rupert Nongrum on the right flank. Swerving the ball back to Isaac, the No. 13 chipped it in, but Yuta Kinowaki’s attempt from the edge of the box just went wide.

Shivajians were also hungry to get their first away goal of the season and they almost did it a couple of minutes earlier when Pradhan smashed the ball into the outside part of the net, though Vishal Kaith had the ball covered anyway.

Pradhan made good on this first attempt when, in the 16th minute, he gathered the ball just outside the box and crossed for H Narzary, but Samuel Shadap intercepted and headed the ball away. Unfortunately for the Reds, that header went straight back to Pradhan, who placed the ball neatly past Vishal.

This was the first time in 2016-17 that Shillong Lajong found themselves trailing in a home match and the hosts sought the equaliser immediately, backed by thousands of Lajong Faithfuls in the stadium. A bicycle kick by Dicka could have resulted in the goal of the season, but it was a little wayward.

The Cameroonian striker, however, made up for this in the 33rd minute when Lajong briefly restored parity. A corner by Isaac went deep and Samuel Lalmuanpuia’s shot was blocked. Luckily for the Reds, the ball was still in play. Dicka had to negotiate a high bounce, but managed to pounce on the ball and saw it into the back of the net for his seventh goal of the season.

Then, when the half time whistle was near, the visitors managed to snatch what proved to be the winning goal when a corner was not cleared away by the Lajong defence, allowing the tall McFaul to slot it into the net for the Pune team.

The Shivajians were a changed side in the second half as they lost some of their aggression knowing that Lajong would go all out to equalise. Possession was largely with the home team and they were cheered on vociferously each and every time they pushed into the opposition’s half.

The 60th minute substitution of Bipin Singh for Samuela bolstered Lajong’s attacking capabilities on the left flank and the youngster provided a slew of delicious crosses into the box. One attempt late in the game deflected off a defender and required the sharp reflexes of Shivajians’ goalkeeper Subrata Paul to save the ball.

Apart from this, the Reds went agonisingly close to equalising when an Isaac free-kick was nudged by Sana, but his header struck the crossbar and stayed out in the 73rd minute. Soon after a neat pass found Yuta Kinowaki in space on the right, but Paul saved the day again for Shivajians.

To face up to this intense pressure on their citadel, the visitors pulled a fifth player into defence and it was not unusual to see them bring all of their players deep within their own half to deny Lajong and hold on to their narrow lead for the win.

Shillong Lajong remain in fourth position on 12 points, although the position will depend on a later I-League match, and they now travel away to take on East Bengal on Wednesday, February 15th.

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BENGALURU FC 1-1 MINERVA PUNJAB
11.02.2017 : BENGALURU FC 1-1 MINERVA PUNJAB FC (FT.)
BFC : Sunil Chhetri 53'
MIN : Kamalpreet Singh 79'
MOM : ??????
BFC : Amrinder, Jhingan, Ranjan, Ralte, Khabra, watson, Lenney, Lyndoh, Udanta, Sunil, Vineeth
MPF : Sharma, Kareem, Arashpreet, Kamalpreet, Loveday, Thapa, Souvik, Germanpreet, Baoringdao, Victor, Ngaihte.

MPFC MEDIA RELEASE : I-League debutants Minerva Punjab FC yet again displayed a class performance as they held I-League Champions and AFC Cup finalists Bengaluru FC who had a 100% win record at home so far in their first ever encounter at the Shree Kanteerva Stadium, Bengaluru. The warriors from Chandigarh came into the game with no changes into their line-up from their previous win against Mumbai FC at home in Ludhiana, meanwhile Bengaluru FC came up with a power packed squad skippered by National Team Captian Sunil Chettri, with the likes of inform CK Vineet, Eugenson Lyngdoh, Lenny Rodrigues, Sandesh Jighan to name from a few the home team game in with the hopes to squander the young & inexperienced visiting warriors from Chandigarh.

BENGALURU FC 1-1 MINERVA PUNJAB
Minervans a kicked off the game with with high determination hoping to burst the Blues at home, Couple of good moves by youngster Anirudh Thapa pairing up with Baoringdao Bodo and speedy Nigerian Victor Amobi did create some chance for the warriors as they lacked the final touch to make the best of it allowing the experienced defensive duo of Sandesh Jighan & Newcastle Jets defensive midfielder Cameroon Watson clearing off the danger in time.

Nigerian Loveday Enyanniya and local talent Arshpreet Singh were handed the task to hold on one of the most dangerous duo of I-League this season in Sunil Chettri and CK Vineet who have been instrumental in leading the home side to many victories, the minervans did their job well as they not only kept the duo at bay but also managed to close them down beautifully on many occasions making it difficult for them to move independently. The referee blew the Half Time whistle after the completion of two minutes of added time as both teams went in for a water break with the score board remaining unchanged.

The warriors came into the second half with much determination as they went all out to break the deadlock looking to upset their higher fenced opponents making on some vital moves thru the Bengaluru back four but didn't manage to give the finishing touch to reward themselves, on one occasion Minerva's young midfield sensation Anirudh Thapa paired put well with Nigerian teammate Victor Amobi with a beautiful Tiki-taka leaving the Bengaluru FC defender puzzled but the latter didn't generate much power in his shot as his efforts was well collected by Bemgaluru's custodian Arminder Singh without any worry.

A shot in the arm came in the 53rd Minute when CK Vineet played a brilliant thru ball to teammate Sunil Chettri as the National Team skipper made no mistake in finishing it off comfortably, the goal didn't do much harm to the Warriors as they didn't loose hope and believed to get an equalizer soon. Kyragstan International Ivan Filatov and former India International Manandeep Singh were brought to reshape the attack, gaffer Surinder Singh's move paid dividends soon as fresh legged Ivan Filatov made a couple of brilliant moves only for his efforts to miss the woodwork by inches but the Minervans didn't give up easily and finally rewarded in the 80th minute when Right back Kamalpreet Singh made a brilliant darting run down the flank and took a powerful screemer aiming to woodwork that landed into the target giving the Warriors an equalizer and leaving the whole stadium stunned. The match ended with both teams sharing the spoils as the scoreboard remained unchanged to 1-1 causing misery to Bengaluru FC unfavourable form.

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CHENNAI CITY FC 2-1 MUMBI FC
11.02.2017 : CHENNAI CITY 2-1 MUMBAI FC (FT..)
CFC : D. Ganesh 28', Charles D Souza 63'
MFC : Da Silva 29'
MOM : Charles D Souza - CCFC

MFC : Kattimani, Reagan, Shartyar, Mehraj, Chandra, Munmun, Nikhil, Denzil, Hitesh, Victorino.

I-LEAGUE MEDIA RELEASE : Chennai City have downed Mumbai FC 2-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in a round eight clash of the Hero I-League. Goals from Dhanpal Ganesh (29′) and Charles de Souza (69′) helped the South Indian team to overcome Anderson’s opener (28′) for Mumbai FC.

New Chennai City coach V Soundararajan opted to employ a 4-4- 1-1 formation with Marcos Vinicius dropped and a first I-League start handed out to Tamil Nadu-based Michael Regin. Shahinlal was named between the sticks after Abhra Mondal and Karanjit Singh picked up injuries.

Santhosh Kashyap, on the other hand, made as many as five changes to the side that lost to Minerva Punjab and drafted in new signings Mehrajuddin Wadoo and Djelaludin Sharityar straight into the starting XI. Victorino Fernandes, Nikhil Kadam and Munmun Lugun also made it back into the first XI.

Both teams showed intent to win all three points in what was a crucial game as the action unfolded.There were several half-chances for both teams in the opening twenty minutes but nothing concrete.

Both teams lost possession quite easily in midfield and seemed to be an equal battle until the game came alive in the 28th minute. Chennai City goalkeeper Shahinlal made a mess of a corner and failed to hold on to it, diverting it to Debabrata Roy who touched the ball with his hand while trying to control it.

Referee Pranjal Banerjee immediately awarded a spot kick in favour of the visitors. Mumbai’s new signing Anderson da Silva, who had just replaced Hitesh Sharma, coolly slotted the ball home with what was his first touch of the game.

But, before the euphoria died down, Chennai equalised. Charles de Souza’s shot from the edge of the box was deflected away for a corner. Edwin took the corner and it fell to Dhanpal Ganesh in the box who was left criminally unmarked. The tall midfielder glanced the ball into the far corner and ran off to celebrate with his new coach, leaving Kashyap shell-shocked.

But the pace of the game died down soon after. Though Anderson had a goal ruled out for offside soon after, it was Chennai City who were playing well. But they could not force another goal before halftime. Santhosh Kashyap’s men started the second half well and seemed intent on finding a winner, evidenced by Kashyap’s decision to make all his three substitutions by the hour mark.

Chennai winger Edwin had a good chance to give his side the lead in the 59 th minute when the effusive Charles slipped him through on goal but his shot lacked power and direction. However, the Brazilian showed Edwin how it is done, ten minutes later. After chesting down an innocuous pass with his back to the goal, the Brazilian flicked it over his head, fooling Djelaludin and raced past Wadoo and Kattimani to tap the ball in to send the Chennai bench into raptures.

A shell-shocked Mumbai FC had absolutely no response to the goal and collapsed as the idea of a sixth straight loss began to look real. Mumbai tried to pepper the Chennai penalty box with long balls in the hope that their burly forward Anderson might create something, but Chennai City goalkeeper Shahinlal was not troubled much.

An invigorated home team saw the game off as Mumbai ran out of ideas and eventually the homies notched vital three points that saw them leapfrog the Yellow Brigade to the seventh spot with as many points.

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AIZAWL FC 3-1 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
10.02.2017 : AIZAWL FC 3-1 CHURCHILL BROTHERS (FT)
CRB : Ansumana Kromah (Pen-33')
AIZ : Lalramchullova-Pen 62', Beton Kamo 68', Banpynkhrawman.(og 76')
MOM : Kingsley Obumneme - AIZAWL

AFC : Albino, Kingsley, Zote-a, Jayesh, Mk-a, Alfred, Tri-a, Chullova, Brandon, Kamo, Ashutosh.
CHB : Naveen, Weldon, Kromah, Keenan, Adil, Wolfe, Bektur, Gabriel, C.Lyndoh, Richard, Banpynkhrawman.