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East Bengal 5-1 Peerless SC, CFL 2017, As it happened

East Bengal 5 (Plaza, Gabriel, Surabuddin x3) beat Peerless 1 (Nabi)
Updated: 19 August 2017 17:07 IST - Published: 19 August 2017 16:44 IST
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That's all from us here. Stay tuned for more CFL 2017 action as the season progresses. East Bengal have leapfrogged Mohun Bagan to the top of the table for the moment. 
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What a display of attacking football by EB in the second half. A couple of inspired substitutions in the second half were vindicated as Khalid Jamil's men are well on course for another dominating CFL campaign Just like in the first game against NBP Rainbow, EB found another goalscoring hero in the form of Surabuddin Mollick. 
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Full-time: East Bengal 5-1 Peerless
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90+5' Khalid Jamil got his substitutions spot-on today. Surabuddin Mollick gave a fine exhibition of his goalscoring ability today with a 20-minute hat-trick.
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90+3' Surabuddin wraps up things with his hat-trick. He becomes the 2nd EB player to score a hat-trick this CFL season after VP Suhair. What an impact by the 24-year-old.
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90+3' GOOOOOAAAAALLLL EAST BENGAL!!
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90+2' Yami with an attempt which is blocked and sets Peerless on the counter attack. Atinder Mani, in a one-v-one situation, pulls his effort wide of Barreto's goal.
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90+1' 5 minutes of time added on.
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90' We are in the final minute of regulation time as Peerless get a free kick inside the EB half but nothing comes out of it. 
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88' Brandon goes off for Yami Longvah. Can another substitute score for EB?
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87' Samad's low cross from the right almost reaches Plaza for a tap-in but Toure in the Peerless defence deflects it wide. EB are in cruise control with less than 3 minutes of regulation time remaining.
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84' Surabuddin has been a menace ever since he came on in the second half. Here he almost directed a header into the net. He has five minutes plus stoppage time to complete his hat-trick.
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82' Jamil's men have done well to rack up the goals on this paddy field of a pitch today. His substitutions have worked today with Gabriel and Surabuddin opening the floodgates. EB are well on course to maintain their perfect CFL 2017 record. It's 4-1 EB right now.
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80' Surabuddin takes on two Peerless defenders but his left-footed shot is a tame one, straight into Surjay's hands. Peerless have completely disintegrated as a defensive unit.
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79' It's becoming a procession for EB now. Peerless have completely capitulated in the second half, particularly in the last five minutes. The Red and Golds are not letting up yet. They want more goals.
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77' Another goal in quick succession for Surabuddin as horrific defending by Peerless is punished by the substitute. The youngster is now on a hat-trick.
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77' GOOOOOAAAALLLL EAST BENGAL!
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75' Surabuddin with another set-piece goal for EB which all but seals the win. EB 3-1 Peerless. It all came about after Al Amna and Gabriel earned the free-kick deep inside the Peerless half and the resulting delivery was glanced goalwards by Surabuddin.
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74' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL EAST BENGAL
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74' EB are pressing for another goal here. The Red and Golds are far from letting up after going ahead and goalscorer Gabriel has now earned a free kick deep inside the Peerless half.
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73' East Bengal lead 2-1 with less than 20 minutes to go.
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71' What a gaffe from Surjay from an EB corner as Gabriel Fernandes nods the ball into an empty net. That must be a relief for Khalid Jamil.
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71' GOOOAAAALLLLL EAST BENGAL
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69' Dodoz is waging a lone battle up front for Peerless here as the away team put men behind the ball to keep EB from scoring.
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68' Another jinking run by Brandon but his cross with the weaker left-foot evades every EB player in the Peerless box. The Red and Golds need to improve their end product in these atrocious conditions.