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Minerva Punjab vs East Bengal Live Score and Commentary

Minerva Punjab
FT
0 - 5
East Bengal
8' W. Anselme
40' W. Plaza
65' R. Singh
65' W. Anselme (P)
66' W. Anselme
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FT: Minerva Punjab 0-5 East Bengal

Job done for Lal Holud, who move above Mohun Bagan at the top of the I-League, with 13 points from 5 games. Minerva have a lot of work to do, as despite looking promising in the first half, the minnows collapsed in the second half entirely as Wedson Anselme, Robin Singh and Willis Plaza ran riot, with Wedson also grabbing the first hat-trick of this I-League edition.

That's it from me, Sunaadh Sagar, tonight. Thank you for joining us and do check Sportskeeda Football for all of the post match reaction. Do contact me if you have any feedback (@sunaadh) 
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90+3' Minerva are struggling to break through with East Bengal keeping them at bay going into the final seconds.
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90+1' Minerva Punjab are trying their best to earn a consolation, but East Bengal are standing firm, with Bukenya absolutely standing supreme.
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90' East Bengal are still pushing for their sixth goal, although that has left them open at the back. Filatov nearly takes advantage with a counter down the left wing, but he is not fast enough and loses the ball.
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87' Credit to the Minerva fans, who are still beating their drums despite the scoreline. They are staying for the full 90 in support of their team.
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86' Wedson attempts to play the ball forward with a gorgeous chipped pass, but Haokip cannot control the ball and a promising position is wasted.
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82' NEARLY! Filatov is first to a long ball from deep, and sends a first-time volley well over the bar from a narrow angle. He's been dining on scraps tonight, so you cannot blame him for not crossing.
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81' Jackichand Singh replace Ralte for East Bengal, while Krishna Pandit comes on for Minerva, replacing Anirudh Thapa.
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80' Bukenya clears the ball with ease, as Minerva send in a free-kick from the right.
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78' Beautiful from Plaza! The Trinidadian striker holds the ball for a long time before setting up Bheke on the overlap with a wonderfully weighted through ball, only for him to shoot straight at the keeper.
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77' Minerva really have a tough league ahead of them. When presented with a deal-ball opportunity to send the ball into the box, they cannot even clear the first defender with their delivery.
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76' Simranjeet lets fly from range, after getting frustrated at the lack of options ahead of him. His effort is well over the bar.
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74' This time it is Filatov's turn to be displeased as no one is present to bundle home his flick on in the box.
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74' Thapa and Amobi combine well down the wings, with the latter sending a cross into the box, but Minerva have no one to threaten, with Filatov still hanging back.
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72' Minerva finally manage to get their heads together and work a move forward up the pitch, with the hosts earning a corner.
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71' ALMOST! Haokip finds Plaza in a central area, but the ball is nipped off him and Minerva clear the danger.
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70' Trevor Morgan rings in the changes, bringing on Haokip for Robin Singh
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68' Mehtab is replaced by Rowllin Borges for East Bengal
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66' Wedson makes it five with a neat finish - that's his hat-trick! This goal moves East Bengal to the top of the I-League! Minerva Punjab 0-5 East Bengal
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66' GOAL WEDSON ANSELME!
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65' Robin Singh is sent clear down the left, and he runs into acres of space in the box taking advantage of a defensive blunder, slotting the ball past the Minerva keeper to finish off Minerva. Minerva Punjab 0-4 East Bengal
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65' GOAL ROBIN SINGH!
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64' Wedson sends the keeper the wrong way slotting to the goalkeeper's left. An unstoppable shot into the bottom corner. Minerva Punjab 0-3 East Bengal
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64' GOAL WEDSON ANSELME!
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63' Wedson aims a shot at goal and his effort is blocked by the hands of Arashpreet, with the referee pointing to the spot
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63' PENALTY TO EAST BENGAL!
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60' Much better from Minerva as they manage to string together a couple of passes in midfield, only for Ngaihte to lose the ball.
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57' Simranjeet seems to be limping after getting kicked from behind by Rahul Bheke. The crowd's still deathly silent though - it's hard to see a way back for Minerva.
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55' Bit of a rejig for Minerva, as Victor Amobi and Filatov will both play up front, with Ngaihte slotting into midfield.
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54' Manandeep goes off to be replaced by Ngaihte for Minerva Punjab
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53' A bit of a lull in proceedings as the teams play the ball in the middle of the park. In other news, Roger Federer has defeated Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open at the age of 35!
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50' Fanai Lalrempuia comes on to replace Jewel Raja for Minerva Punjab
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48' Ralte sends in a superb delivery, but Wedson gets his header all wrong and sends his effort over the bar.
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47' ALMOST! Narayan Das swings in a devilish cross to the far post, where Nikhil Poojari is lurking but his shot is blocked out for a corner.
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46' WHAT ARE MINERVA DOING! Simranjeet plays a poor pass back across goal, with Wedson intercepting, but the East Bengal forward cannot play the ball back to Robin Singh in the box, and the chance goes a-begging.
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46' PEEP PEEP PEEP! East Bengal get us underway in the second half under the floodlights, kicking off from left to right.
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Kickoff is moments away as the players make it back to the pitch.
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Stay tuned for the second half, which is minutes away from starting!
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HT Minerva Punjab 0-2 East Bengal

Trevor Morgan will be pleased with that - despite the pitch making it difficult for East Bengal to play good football, they have remained efficient in front of goal. Wedson and Plaza scored two very good goals to give East Bengal a deserved lead, and Minerva have it all to do in the second half.
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45' 1 minute of added time.
81'
J. Singh
L. Ralte
K. Pandit
A. Thapa
80'
70'
T. Haokip
R. Singh
67'
R. Borges
M. Hossain
66'
W. Anselme
65'
W. Anselme, Penalty
65'
R. Singh
D. Ngaihte
Manandeep Singh
53'
F. Lalrempuia
J. Raja
49'
40'
W. Plaza
8'
W. Anselme
Tournament I League 2017 - Week 5
Stadium Guru Nanak Stadium
Match time Sun, 29 Jan 2017, 04:35 PM
Minerva Punjab
25
V. Amobi
18
S. Das
29
Arnab Das
27
I. Filatov
10
K. Nurain
37
J. Raja
15
Arashpreet Singh
11
S. Singh
28
G. Singh
9
Manandeep Singh
6
A. Thapa
East Bengal
10
W. Anselme
5
R. Bheke
4
I. Bukenya
17
N. Das
14
M. Hossain
13
R. Paramba
9
W. Plaza
27
N. Poojari
20
L. Ralte
24
R. Singh
16
G. Singh
Minerva Punjab Subs
26
D. Devrani
45
F. Lalrempuia
19
D. Ngaihte
21
K. Pandit
8
V. Rai
24
Kamaljit Singh
22
Kamalpreet Singh
East Bengal Subs
15
I. Amirov
12
R. Borges
1
S. Chowdhury
2
R. Gurung
21
T. Haokip
22
M. Singh
11
J. Singh
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Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group
1 Aizawl 18 11 4 3 10 37
2 Mohun Bagan 18 10 6 2 15 36
3 East Bengal 18 10 3 5 18 33
4 Bengaluru 18 8 6 4 15 30
5 Shillong Lajong 18 7 5 6 1 26
6 Churchill Brothers 18 5 5 8 -2 20
7 Shivajians 18 4 6 8 -8 18
8 Chennai City 18 4 5 9 -14 17
9 Minerva Punjab 18 2 7 9 -16 13
10 Mumbai 18 2 7 9 -19 13
Updated: Jan 29, 2017 18:29 PM | Published: Jan 29, 2017 14:43 PM