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East Bengal 2-0 Chennai City, As It Happened, Federation Cup 2017

East Bengal 2-0 Chennai City, Full-time
Updated: 09 May 2017 18:01 IST - Published: 09 May 2017 17:49 IST
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East Bengal 2-0 Chennai City
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East Bengal finally get their Federation Cup campaign underway with a 2-0 win over Chennai City. The Red and Golds were lent a helping hand by Robin Singh, who netted a brace. A crucial win for East Bengal ahead of their key clash against Aizawl on Thursday.
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Full-time: East Bengal 2-0 Chennai City
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90+5' East Bengal are down to 10 men as Bukenya has to leave the pitch due to a heavily strapped forehead.
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90+4' With less than 90 seconds remaining, East Bengal are almost home as Didika again shoots from range. His effort is weak and held by Karanjit.
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90+1' 5 minutes of time added on here.
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89' Didika tries one from way out, but his shot goes high and wide. East Bengal are enjoying themselves on the pitch now. Should this 2-0 scoreline be the full-time result, Chennai City's Federation Cup hopes will rest on Churchill Brothers beating Aizawl later today.
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86' Chance for East Bengal to go three goals up!

Rafique runs into a good position down the left-hand side of Chennai City's box, but he shoots way wide of target instead of cutting the ball back.
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84' We are six minutes plus stoppage time away from full time as East Bengal have all but sealed this game. They are now looking to run the clock down.
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83' Substitution for East Bengal

Robin OFF Didika ON

What a birthday for Robin Singh, who becomes the joint top-scorer of the Federation Cup 2017 with today's double.
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81' Robin's two goals have surely led to Chennai City shoulders dropping. The minnows gave a commendable account of themselves in the 2nd half before Robin's penalty took the wind out of their sails. 
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The India international joins Balwant Singh and Laldanmawia Ralte as Federation Cup's top scorers with two goals.
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77' Robin scores his brace as he coolly converts from the spot. 
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77' GOOOAAAALLLL!
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76' Ravanan handles the ball inside his own box and East Bengal now have a golden chance to go two goals ahead.
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76' PENALTY FOR EAST BENGAL!
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74' Yellow card count: East Bengal 5-1 Chennai City
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73' Yellow card for Debabrata as the defender brings down Robin here. That is Chennai City's 1st booking of the match. 
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72' Chance for East Bengal!

Plaza runs clear on the right flank before crossing for Robin, whose downward header is somehow kept out by Karanjit. East Bengal are beginning to create chances now.
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70' The game is being slowed down here by Lobo's injury, which seems minor. East Bengal are slowly gaining more control as Chennai City show signs of tiring. 
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66' Anselme goes off to be replaced by Rafique. East Bengal need fresh legs and Rafique fits the bill for the Kolkata giants.
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65' Nandhakumar and Abhishek Das have worked a treat as a partnership down the right-hand side. Another piece of interplay between the two finds Das in a crossing position, but the ball goes out of play. The resulting corner is headed over the bar by Ravanan.
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63' Chance for East Bengal!

Plaza has shooting space but the striker's fierce shot is straight at Karanjit, who gets his hands on the effort on goal. First clear-cut chance there for East Bengal in the 2nd half.
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61' East Bengal finally look to have some semblance of control in the 2nd half as they keep possession for a sustained period for the first time this half.