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Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal, Kolkata derby Highlights: East Bengal beat Mohun Bagan 3-2

Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal, Kolkata derby Highlights: East Bengal staved off some late pressure from 10-man Mohun Bagan to beat their rivals for the first time since January 2016.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 16, 2018 7:18:54 pm
Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal, Kolkata derby Highlights: Mohun Bagan came alive after going down to 10 men. (Image source: AIFF release)

Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal, Kolkata derby Highlights: Mohun Bagan brought the best out of them only after they went down to 10 men. Before that, East Bengal ran them ragged. It was a scrappy match for most parts but it also featured some moments of brilliance, such as Jobby Justin’s overhead kick for East Bengal’s third goal.

Mohun Bagan are yet to win a match in Kolkata and that rotten run continues with that. East Bengal, who had got off to an equally poor start to the match, have jumped to fifth on the league table with this win.

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Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal, Kolkata derby Highlights:

19:07 (IST)16 Dec 2018
East Bengal jump to fifth......

.....And Mohun Bagan remain 8th on the I-League table. A feisty encounter as usual that had almost everything in it. These matches never dissapoint do they. That's it from here but it is an incredible night if you are a sports fan. The Hockey World Cup final between Belgium and Netherlands has started and so head over to the live blog we have for the event. 

18:58 (IST)16 Dec 2018
FULL TIME! East Bengal 3-2 Mohun Bagan

East Bengal do so well to stave away the pressure that came their way in the latter stages of the match, Mohun Bagan remain winless in Kolkata this season. 

18:52 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Three minutes added time

The game is being played almost exclusively in the East Bengal third now. Aart from the fact that Bagan have come alive since going down to 10 men, it is also because of East Bengal not holding on to the ball when they get it. Danmawia tries to go for goal from just outside his own box when he gets the ball. The goalkeeper was off his line but the shot hardly had any power to trouble him. 

18:47 (IST)16 Dec 2018

Jobby Justin, free on goal with just the keeper to beat but that is too much as it turns out. Roy makes himself big and blocks the shot. Excellent stuff. 

18:42 (IST)16 Dec 2018

They win a free kick, Ambekar with the delivery and that is headed out by Chullova. 82 mins gone

18:38 (IST)16 Dec 2018
GOAL! MB 2-3 EB (Dicka 75 mins)

10-man Mohun Bagan has been playing better than 11-man Mohun Bagan and this goal was coming. Borja heads out a cross and it falls for Dicka just outside the box, he connects with the ball sweetly and it goes into the bottom right corner. 

18:32 (IST)16 Dec 2018

Faiaz with a cross that Borja intercepts, Sourav Das then takes a shot that is blocked by Rakshit Dagar. The Bagan players get in the face of the referee, shouting for hand ball. 

18:25 (IST)16 Dec 2018
GOAL! Bagan 1-3 East Bengal (Laldanmawia Ralte 62 mins)

Just to add salt to wound, East Bengal score from the resultant free kick! Second goal of the night for Laldanmawia. Didika curls in the free kick, Danmawia meets it with a header, Sankar Roy saves it but Danmawia buries it on the rebound. 

18:21 (IST)16 Dec 2018

Kingsley was living on the edge and now he has been pushed over! 

18:18 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Getting heated

Fouls flying in on both sides and the players have also had a little exchange of niceties. All happening in the middle but shots seem to have dissapeared from the game. 55 mins gone

18:10 (IST)16 Dec 2018

This is quite incredible. Dicka and Acosta wrestling for the ball, Dicka seems to have pushed the Costa Rican and it is the latter who goes into the book. 

18:08 (IST)16 Dec 2018

Mohun Bagan have to step up here. East Bengal deserve the lead they have. They've dominated possession and have had more shots on target, although those have generally been at a premium. 

17:50 (IST)16 Dec 2018
HALF TIME! East Bengal 2-1 Mohun Bagan

It did get stale in the middle of that first half but Jobby Justin's audacity has lit up the cauldron that is Salt Lake Stadium at the moment. 

17:48 (IST)16 Dec 2018

Oh, what an occassion to try something as audacious as that! Manoj's cross from the left, Danmawia lays it off and Justin, free as an eagle, has his back to goal and burries it in with what is somewhere between a back volley and a bicycle kick. 

17:44 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Scrappy football

Both sides are unable to maintain their shape and too many hopeful long balls and long shots are being played. Whenever the ball does land on the ground, a foul is committed. 40 mins gone. 

17:38 (IST)16 Dec 2018
Some skill from Chullova

Borja with one of those super long distance crossfield passes that we get to see so much in Indian football. This goes from left to right, Chullova, under pressure from Ambekar, chests it ahead and takes control of the ball brilliantly. His cross is blocked though. 35 mins gone

17:35 (IST)16 Dec 2018
31 mins gone

End to end football here. Kingsley buries his elbow into the face of Santon and guess what, he does not even get a yellow card for that. East Bengal fans won't let the referee forget that one. Kingsley was already on a yellow card. 

17:30 (IST)16 Dec 2018

Dicka brought down at the edge of the box but no foul given! He is furious, the defender got nothing on the ball with a challenge from behind left of the D. 

17:29 (IST)16 Dec 2018

Yuto Kinowaki gets a yellow for a rather cynical challenge in midfield. He argues against it, goodness knows what point he is trying to make. 24 mins gone!

17:22 (IST)16 Dec 2018
GOAL! Bagan 1-1 East Bengal (Laldanmawia Ralte 16 mins)

GAME ON PLEASE! Jobby Justin with a through ball to Laldanmawia ahead of him, Ralte is through and he finds the back of the net. 

Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal Live score, Kolkata derby I-League Live streaming:

Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal Live score, Kolkata derby I-League Live streaming: Bitter foes Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will look to close in the gap on top of the table when they cross swords in the I-League's first derby clash here Sunday. Both the teams have nine points each but East Bengal are ahead in the standings, occupying the sixth place, compared to Mohun Bagan's eighth.

East Bengal have a slight advantage with three wins from six matches while Mohun Bagan has only won twice this season. With Chennai City sitting pretty atop the table with 17 points both the Kolkata heavyweights will have a lot of catching up to do.

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