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Gokulam
FT
2 - 1
East Bengal
K. Zhimomi 51'
S. Singh (OG) 87'
45'+5' Y. Katsumi (P)
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It was an impressive display from Gokulam Kerala as they overshadowed the Kolkata giants in their own backyard. The minnows made a brilliant comeback, going 1-0 down in the first half after conceding a poor penalty.

Katsumi Yusa (45+3’) had given the visitors the lead before Kivi Zhimomi equalized for the hosts but Salam Ranjan Singh’s own goal (87’) gave Gokulam all three points


It’s a cherished win for Gokulam Kerala as they registered back-to-back victories against I-league heavyweights Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. 

With much more at stake, Khalid Jamil’s men needed to win this fixture and grab the much-needed 3 points. A defeat now implies that their difference with leader Neroca FC and second-placed Minerva will remain intact.
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90+8' Referee blows the final whistle. The hosts wrap up the game with a fine victory over the Kolkata heavyweights
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90+6' EB trying hard to find a gap but no result yet.
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90+4' Red Card

The match looks in utter mayhem as EB captain Arnab Mondal is shown the red after receiving his second yellow. Mondal makes a poor challenge on Gokulam striker Henry Kisseka. 

The stretchers had to be called in, as Mondal throw away his captain's armband. Contrasting pictures on either side of the field. 
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90+3'  Substitution
Balwinder comes on as Addo goes out with an injury. All subs used up by both teams. 
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90+1 Red Card!!

Mohammed Irshad asked to leave the field after being shown the red card.

Kromah and Irshad clash after a high-boot challenge. Arnab Mondal comes across to get involved in the fight, pushed Sushant Mathew onto the floor.  Arnab gets yellow, Irshad gets red for putting his arm on the face of Chullova.
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90' 6 minutes added on.
Will it be enough for the Red and Gold Brigade to pull back the equalizer?
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88' Nasty scenes on the pitch as players get involved in a scuffle following Arnab Mondal's tackle on Sushant Mathew. The referee has to rush in into the middle to bring the situation under control
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86' Goaaaal!!!!!

Gokulam has done the impossible as they find the back of the net for the second time, courtesy an own goal from EB.

Salam ranjan puts the ball in his own net! Neat build up once again by Gokulam as Salman releases Arjun into the box. Arjun, from the right, crosses low across the face of goal into the path of Henry Kisseka but Salam Ranjan deflects it into his own net!
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84' Bilal goes down with a calf strain. Game paused for a bit as players hold short meetings to set their strategies straight. 
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83' Substitution
Gokulam makes a change as Rashid goes out to make way for Sushant Mathew
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82' Chance!!

EB saved narrowly. Henry makes a brilliant effort from the header only to be denied by the post. Hard luck for Kerala but they've looked the better team this afternoon
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81' Ubaid misjudges the flight of a loose ball, comes forward to collect initially before realising his error and tracking back to collect the ball. Luckily for him, there were no Gokulam players waiting to pounce. 
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81' The Green shirts are showing great character, creating chances at regular intervals and putting EB under constant pressure.
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79' Foul
Yet another chance for EB to capitalize as Al Amna is brought down. 
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78'- No fruitful results as both team press hard in their lookout for the winning goal
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75' Chance!!
A wonderful curling effort from Henry but hits the woodwork. !! Henry Kisseka takes the ball wide inside the box before cutting in and sending a wonderful curler that comes out off the crossbar!! 

The visitors surviving on the edge as Kerala grows stronger with the game.
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74' The advent of Kromah has opened up the offensive leads. Kromah creating good spaces. Only half chances yet as EB press hard to look for a winner.
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72' Substitution
Khalid Jamil makes the final substitution of the day. Ansuman Kromah comes on for Cavin Lobo
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72' Water break
Players head for a short breather
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70' An ambitious effort from Rashid right outside the box but Ubaid grabs it safely. 
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68' Al Amna shows good footwork to create space as he launches a forward ball towards Dudu. Kerala defence puts the danger at bay
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65' A good corner in but a poor effort from the rebound awards EB a goal-kick. Both teams trying hard to break the stalemate and establish their dominion in the game.  
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64' Chance!!

Henry lobs the ball over the keeper to an empty net but Salam Singh does well to head it for a corner. A near save for the EB defence. 
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62' Patches of possession with each team. Goalkeepers not being tested as the heat maps shows most of the play is concentrated in the middle.
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61'- We are at the one hour mark. It's all back to square one after Gokulam hit the back of the net, putting EB in a rift. 
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59' Arnab Mondal makes a fine recovery to save the Red and Gold Brigade from a precarious situation. 
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57' Corner
Amna puts an exquisite floating lob deep inside the box but the ball is cleared for a corner!
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56'Substitution

Free kick prolonged as Eduardo goes down with a strain. Kahled Jamil forced to make a change as Salam Singh comes on for the injured footballer.
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55' Katsumi brought down near the box. A free-kick from a lucrative region as Al Amna sets himself up for the knuckleball!
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54' Chance!!

A wonderful ball into the box as Zhimomi takes a good leap as he heads the ball towards the goal. No direction as the ball lands in Bilal's arms
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52''- Kerala trying hard to cushion the lead and take it away from EB
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49'- Goaaall!!
Kerala puts constant pressure as they move the ball well around the EB box. A defensive lapse and a fine shot on the outstep from Zhimomi earns Kerala the equalizer. It was a finish right out of the top drawer.

Bilal makes a dive but the ball has too much of whip as it whizzes past the EB keeper. 
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47'- Gokulam with an early chance in the half but Bilal does well. A lot of exchange in possession in the middle.
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46'- Substitution
EB makes a half-time change in order to enhance their chances of gaining all the three points. 
Longvah goes off to make way for MD Rafique.

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45'And we're off with the second half, as the visitors kick it off from the middle. 
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Half-Time

The penalty was pretty much the last kick of the ball for the half as the referee blows the whistle for halftime. Kerala has enjoyed a good half and has done not much wrong apart from the one foul which cost them a goal.

Khalid Jamil's team will be much more composed following their late goal right on the brink of halftime. The Red and Gold brigade will need to pull up their socks in the second half and combine better to seal the match and stay alive in the title race.  
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Goaaal!!!!

Katsumi Yusa sets himself up from the spot. The nimble-footed Japanese makes a calm finish as he sends the goalkeeper diving the wrong way.
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45+3'- Penalty!!
Right on the brink of half time, EB gets a penalty.  
A sudden burst of speed from Cavin Lobo in the middle. A wonderful linkup play sets Lobo up in the box. But as soon he goes to pull the trigger, a slight clip on the heels from the back bring him down. 

The referee takes no time to blow the whistle for a penalty!
B. Singh
D. Addo
90'+5'
90'+6'
Arnab Mondal
90'+1'
Lalramchullova
90'+1'
Arnab Mondal
M. Irshad
90'+1'
S. Singh (Own Goal)
87'
S. Mathew
M. Rashid
84'
74'
A. Kromah
C. Lobo
E. Chigozie
71'
57'
S. Singh
Eduardo Ferreira
M. Irshad
55'
K. Zhimomi
assist: H. Kisekka
51'
46'
M. Rafique
Y. Longvah
45'+5'
Y. Katsumi, Penalty
38'
Y. Katsumi
A. Jayaraj
Mahmood Al Ajmi
35'
Tournament I League 2018 - Week 15
Stadium EMS Stadium
Match time Sat, 17 Feb 2018, 02:00 PM
East Bengal (4-1-4-1)
Khalid Ahmed Jamil (Manager)
27
B. Khan
4
P. Lakra
3
E. Chigozie
5
D. Addo
6
M. Irshad
36
K. Zhimomi
12
M. Rashid
10
M. Mudde
16
Salman K
30
H. Kisekka
11
Mahmood Al Ajmi
1
U. Ck
4
Lalramchullova
14
Eduardo Ferreira
3
Arnab Mondal
25
S. Mallick
7
C. Lobo
35
Y. Longvah
10
Y. Katsumi
6
Mahmoud Al Amenah
17
L. Ralte
44
D. Omagbemi
East Bengal (4-1-4-1)
Khalid Ahmed Jamil (Manager)
Gokulam Subs
1
N. Bernard
15
A. Jayaraj
7
S. Mathew
2
M. Salah
17
A. Shaikh
14
Shinu
35
B. Singh
East Bengal Subs
12
L. Barreto
22
J. Justin
40
A. Kromah
8
M. Rafique
24
S. Singh
18
M. Singh
30
B. Vanlalremdika
100% POSSESSION 0%
1 SHOTS 1
1 SHOTS ON GOAL 1
0 FOULS 0
0 CORNERS 0
0 OFFSIDES 0
2 YELLOW CARDS 2
1 RED CARDS 1
0 SAVES 0
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Minerva Punjab 18 11 2 5 8 35
2 NEROCA 18 9 5 4 7 32
3 Mohun Bagan 18 8 7 3 14 31
4 East Bengal 18 8 7 3 13 31
5 Aizawl 18 6 6 6 3 24
6 Shillong Lajong 18 6 4 8 -8 22
7 Gokulam 18 6 3 9 -6 21
8 Chennai City 18 4 7 7 -9 19
9 Churchill Brothers 18 5 2 11 -11 17
10 Indian Arrows 18 4 3 11 -11 15
Updated: Feb 17, 2018 16:15 PM | Published: Feb 17, 2018 15:25 PM