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  • 28 November 2013
  • • 17:30
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal

Live Commentary

  • There goes the final whistle and Armando Colaco earns another point under his belt with East Bengal after his side had taken the lead
  • 90' + 3'
    The flag gets raised against Sahni this time
  • 90' + 2'
    Chidi looks for options up front...crosses in to Sahni, but an equally god clearance by the United SC back-line
  • 90' + 1'
    It's a stoppage time of three minutes
  • 90'
    SubstitutionSaumik Dey Raju Gaikwad
  • 90'
    The injury time in Kolkata starts now. Will there be a winner?
  • 88'
    Churchill Brothers scored the winner at the death in injury time after Sporting had equalised in the 89th minute
  • 87'
    It could still be anyone's game from here as we witnessed between Churchill Brothers and Sporting Clube de Goa earlier
  • 85'
    Shot from distance by Khabra...and wide
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Hasan Al Moustafa
  • 83'
    The free-kick is whooped in by Ralte and it's cleared out by the clearance comes in too
  • 79'
    OKAY EAST BENGAL SHOULD HAVE SERIOUSLY BEEN AHEAD! Doungel goes streaking down the right and puts in a peach of a ball across the face of the goal! Baljit fails to put it in but it comes back to Chidi who just smashes it hitting the crossbar! HOW DID HE MISS THAT
  • 78'
    Vineeth meanwhile goes on the break, tries to cut in but he too shoots wide.
  • 77'
    After a casual Bello header which allows Ralte to put in a great ball to Suoeka who heads it first but his shot goes horribly high! WHAT A MISS
  • 76'
    CHANCE! Md. Rafique fails to convert the chance after Ranti leaves the ball for him in the box.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionC. Lobo Seminlen Doungel
  • 73'
    CHANCE! Jayanta seizes the ball and plays it to Vineeth who tries to go for the shot himself. Abhijit palms it out allowing the EB defense to clear.
  • 71'
    Chidi goes forward on the break but his pass to Baljit is overhit allowing United SC to recover.
  • 70'
    SubstitutionSnehasish Chakraborty Jayanta Sen
  • 69'
    Lobo goes prowling down the right and puts in a good cross in. But Baljit fails to get on the end of it.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionShylo Malswamtulunga Baljit Sahni
  • 66'
    Saumik crosses in from the left! Ishan almost makes a hash of a regulation collection as he spills the ball but Bello is alert enough to clear.
  • 65'
    Asif breaks from midfield but instead of finding a pass he tries to do all on his own, which leads to nothing.
  • 64'
    Deepak Mondal with acres of space down the right but as he looks up and puts the cross in, the towering Uga Okpara clears it before Ranti could pounce.
  • 60'
    United SC could have doubled their lead after Snehasish found Ranti in the box with a good ball. Ranti turned well but his shot was blocked.
  • 59'
    Goal D. Singh
    GOAL! What do you know! Classic GOAL from nothing. Souvik Chakraborty with a corner and the diminutive Dhanachandra Singh gets his header in. How he beat the towering Uga Okpara for pace we can't quite figure.
  • 56'
    Chidi shows his strength as he holds up Hassan as well as Asif but has to go back as he sees no one in front of him
  • 54'
    Dhanachandra plays in a ball to Ranti but his chest control lets him down
  • 52'
    Saumik Dey plays on Sueoka but the Japanese fails to escape the attention of Hassan who is now playing CB
  • 51'
    Asif goes striding forward but is halted by Lobo! Strangely the referee waves on play
  • 51'
    Asif goes striding forward but is halted by Lobo! Strangely the referee waves on play
  • 49'
    CHANCE! Cavin Lobo with a great ball for Ryuji Sueoka but the Japanese fails to do anything with it as an alert Bello is first to the spot
  • 48'
    United SC win a freekick but Hassan hits it just over.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAnupam Sarkar Asif Kottayil
  • 46'
    And we have kicked off in the second half.
  • Half Time change from Eelco which we could see coming. K Asif has been brought on for Anupam Sarkar.
  • And we have come to the end of the first half at the Salt Lake Stadium. East Bengal have indeed looked the more dangerous of the two sides and could be said that they deserved the lead as their opposition has hardly created a chance
  • 45' + 1'
    Vineeth is fouled on the right by Ralte allowing United SC a late goalscoring chance! Good freekick by Mondal but palmed out by Abhijit. Bello's follow up smash has gone way high
  • 45'
    Sueoka and Chidi try to play an one two between them but Chidi's pass has too much on it allowing Ishan to collect.
  • 43'
    Ralte tries to test Ishan with a shot from just outside the box. Curiously the goalie fails to hold on to it but no one is there to get the rebound
  • 42'
    Great tackle by Deepak Mondal down the right! The old horse has lost nothing it seems
  • 40'
    Good bit of play by United SC! Ranti first tries to play in Souvik whose shot is blocked! It comes back to Snehasish down the right whose cross inside is cleared for a CORNER
  • 37'
    SubstitutionTapan Maity Mohammed Rafique
  • 37'
    Bello with a great long ball but Souvik's first touch takes it too far away allowing the East Bengal midfield to hoof it clear.
  • 36'
    Eelco puts in another striker in Md. Rafique which would probably allow CK Vineeth to play in his original position.
  • 33'
    CHANCE! Ranti with a header on the other end but that goes wide of Abhijit
  • 32'
    Goal Edeh Chidi
    GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! East Bengal have a goal from nothing. A long ball from Arnab Mondal is headed to Chidi's path by Saumik Dey's header. Chidi turns Anupam inside out and scores it past Ishan Debnath.
  • 30'
    CONTROVERSY! Anupam Sarkar could have got a RED there! He lunges in on Chidi but the referee does not card him much to the bemusement of the East bengal players
  • 29'
    CK Vineeth goes down the right yet again! Tries to cut in and shoot but horribly wide.
  • 28'
    Hasan with a lofted through ball which finds Vineeth who tries to hit a overhead kick. But he was already off there.
  • 27'
    Yellow Card Edeh Chidi
  • 25'
    WAS THAT A PENALTY! Replays clearly say so but referee waves play on! Naoba Singh with a lovely lofted through ball for Chidi who is clean through! Ishan Debnath brings him down but Chidi is booked for simulation there.
  • 24'
    Souvik Chakrabarti tries to break down the right but as has been the day too tentative to build the play
  • 23'
    Bello puts a good tackle in but CK Vineeth wastes too much time on the ball and East Bengal can try to rebuild.
  • 21'
    CHANCE! Chidi goes romping up on the break but instead of passing it takes a shot himself. Was going out but Debnath did not take any chance!
  • 20'
    Great hold up play by Ranti who leaves it on for Tapan Maity to strike. Goes deflected for a corner.
  • 18'
    United SC are patiently building up play in the midfield trying to probe an opening but the East Bengal defense stand compact.
  • 16'
    CK Vineeth goes driving down the left but tries to play Dhanachandra in but well covered by Arnab Mondal. Chance wasted there! They looked dangerous on the break.
  • 15'
    Ralte with a corner but the United defenders stand strong!
  • 12'
    Chidi tussles with Bello Rasaq but the United SC defender stands strong!
  • 10'
    Mama tries to create a chance down the right but his cross is cleared easily by Anupam Sarkar
  • 9'
    CHANCE! Deepak with yet another good lofted ball and Chidi tries to head it in. But straight to Abhijit Mondal.
  • 9'
    East Bengal are pressing very well for the ball as they are not giving the United centre backs any time on the ball. Great play there from the Red and Golds.
  • 7'
    CHANCE! Great freekick by Lalrindika Ralte who almost replicated his derby day heroics. His grounded freekick seems to have just grazed the post on its way out! Ishan Debnath was beaten there
  • 6'
    Yellow Card Anupam Sarkar
  • 6'
    East bengal have a freekick from a dangerous position as Chidi is fouled by Anupam Sarkar and the United CB earns a yellow for his troubles.
  • 5'
    Cavin Lobo tries to play a through ball for Chidi but well intercepted by Deepak Mondal there
  • 4'
    Deepak Modal with a long ball trying to find Ranti but he cannot get at the end of it.
  • 2'
    Anupam Sarkar with a crunching tackle from behind on Chidi but the referee waves play on. He did get the ball but that was from behind.
  • 1'
    And we have kicked off finally under floodlights
  • If United SC manage to win this then they go joint top with three more teams all of them with 18 points.
  • We are still to kick off in Kolkata while it seems jaison Vales' late goal has given Churchill a 3-2 win over SC Goa
  • Influential player, Eric Brown who scored 2 goals against Dempo to give his side win is missing today due to suspension.
  • New recruit holding midfielder, Hasan Hamid Al Moustafa gets a start in midfield today for United SC
  • United SC: Debnath; Dhanachandra, Rasaq, Anupam, Mondal; Vineeth, Maity,Souvik, Hasan, Snehasish; Ranti
  • KEB: Abhijit; Naoba,Uga,Arnab,Saumik; Ralte,Cavin,Khabra,Mama; Sueoka,Chidi
  • And the floodlights are finally on and we are ready to roll
  • Both teams are enthused with a win in their last match with East Bengal getting a vital derby win setting off Aramando Colaco's coaching stint in Kolkata on a dream run 
  • We bring to you another derby encounter as East Bengal take on local high fliers, United SC...
  • Hello and Welcome to Goal's LIVE commentary from the Salt Lake Stadium. I am Kaustav Bera and will be your host for the night as we would be playing under floodlights.