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  • 27 November 2012
  • • 14:00
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal

Live Commentary

  • Meanwhile David Booth will want his boys to take their chances as they came..
  • Although East Bengal will be happy with their performance it was a goal out of nowhere that won them the match..
  • 90' + 4'
    Full Time: East Bengal 1-0 Salgaocar FC
  • 90' + 3'
    Wayward passes from Salgaocar will not certainly help their cause to get a late equaliser in the match.
  • 90' + 3'
    Chidi tries to waste time on the flanks but Luciano steals the ball from the Nigerian..
  • 90' + 2'
    Sean Rooney almost spins past Arnab but Naoba gets back to clear the danger...
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow Card U. Okpara
  • 90'
    SubstitutionManandeep Singh Robin Singh
  • 89'
    Thumping tackle by Okpara to dispossess Milagres , drawing applause from the crowd..
  • 88'
    Arnab Mondal teaches Milagres a thing or two, as he dribbles easily past the Salgaocar striker..
  • 87'
    The away side look to nick a goal back as there is pinball in the East Bengal box before Okpara finally clears the ball...
  • 85'
    CHANCE! Free header from Sobrosa in the box as Francis swings in one, but the Salgaocar skipper puts it wide..
  • 84'
    Great covering punch by get the ball away
  • 84'
    Corner to Salgaocar! And the Red and Golds protest here too...
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Arnab Mondal
  • 83'
    Ishfaq tries to find Chidi in the box with a low pass, but is cleared. Naoba does not fare any better on the rebound.
  • 82'
    Free kick by Randeep Singh but straight to Gurpreet. Salgaocar are really wasting the set piece situations.
  • 79'
    Milagres makes a run down the left and tries to find Sean Rooney in the box, but a wayward cross does not help his team one bit..
  • 78'
    Chidi tries to play a long ball to Ishfaq but too much on the ball for the Kashmiri to chase..
  • 77'
    SubstitutionCollin Abranches Beevan D'Mello
  • 76'
    SubstitutionPenn Orji Lalrindika Ralte
  • 76'
    Now was that a penalty! as Ralte goes down in the box under Augustin's challenge.
  • 73'
    Colaco breaks down the right but his cross goes out for a goal kick to East Bengal
  • 72'
    SubstitutionQuinton Jacobs Milagres Gonsalves
  • 71'
    It seems Salgaocar are going for two strikers upfront as Milagres Gonsalves looks to come on.
  • 68'
    Manandeep almost got a free header into the box, but Augustin intervenes to clear it.
  • 66'
    Goal Edeh Chidi
    GOOOAAAAAAAALLLLL!! EB have finally broken the deadlock. Penn passes it to Chidi who dribbles past Augustin before his shot takes a wicked deflection off Collin Abranches and beats Karanjit who had no chance.
  • 66'
    Assist Penn Orji
  • 65'
    Mehtab Hossein slips one ball to Penn who instead of passing it into the box prefers to go for a shot, but it is wide..
  • 64'
    Poor free kick from Randeep Singh as it is straight to Gurpreet who does not have to move.
  • 64'
    Freekick to Salgaocar as Arnab brings down Rocus
  • 63'
    CLOSE! Free header from Augustin Fernandes from the corner but high...
  • 62'
    CLOSE! Francis Fernandes is well marked by Arnab as Sean Rooney plays a good ball to him.
  • 61'
    Naoba looks ever so dangerous on the right as he swings another ball in, but Augustin Fernandes can rise up to clear.
  • 60'
    CHANCE!! Oliviera makes a delightful run into the box and slides it to Quinton Jacobs whose shot is high!
  • 58'
    Khabra tries to play Penn through but there is too much pace on the ball for the Nigerian to retrieve.
  • 56'
    Sean Rooney tries to swing a long diagonal to the path of Jacobs but Naoba can head it back to Gurpreet averting the danger.
  • 56'
    Sean Rooney tries to swing a long diagonal to the path of Jacobs but Naoba can head it back to Gurpreet averting the danger.
  • 54'
    Khabra tries to shoot but is blocked at the edge of the box as the Salgaocar defense clears.
  • 53'
    Things are getting heated down here, as East Bengal are clearly displeased at getting the decisions against them.
  • 52'
    Okpara almost embarrasses himself as he gives the ball to Rooney but Gurpreet reads the situation well and somehow gets the ball away..
  • 50'
    Naoba swings in a cross but cleared by Augustin before Manandeep can reach it. East Bengal are really pressing for that elusive goal.
  • 49'
    Saumik and Khabra almost play their way into the box...
  • 48'
    And Saumik swings in a delightful ball from the left to find Manandeep who made a run. But the Indian cannot control the ball...
  • 46'
    And Arnab Mondal gets his head to yet another corner by Mehtab but just over.
  • 46'
    And we kick off for the second half and an early corner to East Bengal
  • 45' + 2'
    And we end the half as we started it. Level.
  • 45' + 1'
    CHANCE!! Sean Rooney receives the ball from Colaco on the right, as Arnab misjudges the header. But he needs to steady himself and his shot is blocked by Arnab. There were suspicions of a handball there...
  • 45' + 1'
    Rooney and Jacobs again try to play their way into the Red and Gold box but Okpara stands tall.
  • 45'
    Now Naoba tries to swing in, but straight to Karanjit.
  • 45'
    Penn swings in a ball into the box but Sobrosa clears before Chidi can pounce on it.
  • 43'
    And Colaco tries a cross into the box but fails miserably...
  • 42'
    And Edeh Chidi has a pop at goal after he turns his marker...but straight to a grateful Karanjit who has no trouble holding it.
  • 42'
    Ishfaq plays a first time ball to Manandeep who tries to bring Penn into play who makes a run down the right..but cleared
  • 41'
    Long speculative effort from Sean Rooney but it has gone high and hopelessly wide. It seems he is frustrated at the lack of service as EB have bossed the match.
  • 40'
    Jacobs plays a lovely lofted through ball to Sean who makes a run but it is effectively shielded by Okpara who heads it back to Gurpreet.
  • 39'
    Rocus finds Rooney unmarked in the box with a lob but the Australian is offside
  • 38'
    Francis Fernandes with a mazy run through the heart of the EB midfield but as he slides it to Colaco on the right he loses possession...
  • 36'
    Yellow Card Ishfaq Ahmed
  • 36'
    Ishfaq goes down easily under Abranches' challenge in the box and is rightly booked by the referee for simulation.
  • 35'
    CHANCE!! Penn again tries to get a shot away but Augustin Fernandes clears for a corner. It was Chidi who chested the ball and tried to get a shot away as it was blocked.
  • 34'
    Penn now slides a through ball to the onrushing Khabra who over runs the ball.. Delightful play from the home side.
  • 33'
    CHANCE!! Penn is again at it as he lifts a delightful ball to Manandeep who shows tremendous strength to beat his man and slide a ball to Khabra who finds Orji with a neat pass. But Penn shoots high from point blank range. He will be cursing himself.
  • 32'
    Naoba with the corner but straight to Sean Rooney who clears.
  • 30'
    Quinton Jacobs tries to play a one two with Sean Rooney but Okpara intercepts in time to thwart the attack.
  • 28'
    Another promising attack from EB and as usual Penn Orji is at the heart of it all. He passes it back to Ishfaq who hits a long diagonal to Saumik but he ends up fouling his man instead.
  • 26'
    Yellow Card Edeh Chidi
  • 26'
    Edeh Chidi goes down in the box under a challenge and the referee books him for going down too easily.
  • 24'
    Orji's freekick cannot beat the wall however...
  • 24'
    Penn Orji is again brought down this time by Sobrosa, and he wins a freekick from outside the box.
  • 23'
    SubstitutionFulganco Cardozo Collin Abranches
  • 22'
    Salgaocar enjoying some amount of possession but its long rangers. But corner to the Greens
  • 20'
    Ishfaq Ahmed wastes the free kick however. Red and Gold players are furious that there was no second yellow.
  • 19'
    Penn Orji turns his marker Cardozo and makes a run after receiving a ball from Naoba Singh. Cardozo, on a yellow card, pulls him down and is lucky to escape a booking.
  • 16'
    The fact that striker Sean Rooney is defending just at the edge of his area only goes to shown the dominance East Bengal have had so far.
  • 14'
    Mehtab Hussain concedes a corner and Francis Fernandes' delivery leaves a lot to be desired as the ball goes out of play! Very bad
  • 11'
    Yellow Card Fulganco Cardozo
  • 11'
    CLOSE AGAIN! Ishfaq Ahmed is fouled by Cardozo on the left and from a Mehtab Hussain free-kick, Manandeep Singh's header was just about saved by Karanjit Singh.
  • 8'
    CLOSE! From a Mehtab Hussain corner-kick, Arnab Mondal, unmarked inside the box, saw his header go wide. Was a good chance for the hosts
  • 7'
    East Bengal are enjoying the opening exchanges as they seem to have settled well into the game.
  • 6'
    Early scare for East Bengal as Saumik's backpass has to be thumped clear by Sandhu as Sean Rooney was lurking..
  • 5'
    Salgaocar look to attack on the break but Sean Rooney is easily dispossessed by the solid Uga Okpara.
  • 3'
    Corner to East Bengal and Mehtab swings it in...Arnab Mondal with a free header in the box but straight to Karanjit.
  • 1'
    And here is the kickoff!
  • East Bengal have conceded just a single goal so far in seven games while Salgaocar FC are joint record holders of the least goals scored by a club this season.
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