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I-League 2018-19 | Gokulam Kerala FC v Mohun Bagan | As it happened

Mohun Bagan lead 1-0 at half time, thanks to a goal by Henry Kisekka.
Updated: 27 October 2018 19:09 IST - Published: 27 October 2018 13:08 IST
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What an exciting affair it was. Gokulam started well but couldn't maintain their supremacy. They sit back and allowed Mohun Bagan to take the control of the match. Mohun Bagan dominated possession and got the goal through Henry Kisekka, the former Gokulam man.

Gokulam came out in a different avatar in the second half as they created quite a few chances within the first five minutes. However, it was the introduction of Rajesh S that changed the complexion of the game. Rajesh, with his brilliant pace and ball control ability, posed a great danger for Mohun Bagan defence.

The green and maroon defenders looked solid throughout the match but couldn't avoid the equalizer. Gokulam dominated the game in the second half and could've scored more had they not missed the opportunities.

In the end, it was another 1-1 in this stadium between the two sides. Mohun Bagan have failed to register a victory against Gokulam in three meetings. They will surely be looking for full points in their next match on November 3, when they host Aizawl FC. Gokulam will travel on other side of the country to Imphal, when they face Neroca.
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90+5' PEEP PEEP PEEP!! REFEREE BLOWS THE FINAL WHISTLE AND IT'S ALL OVER AT KOZHIKODE!!! The game between Gokulam and Mohun Bagan ends in a stalemate.
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90+2' Substitution for Gokulam

OUT: Arjun Jayaraj
IN: VP Suhair
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90+1' DICKA'S HEADER GOES WIDE!! Superb cross from the right side by Arijit the Dicka made a solid contact but couldn't get the target.
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90' Additional time: 5 minutes
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89' WHAT A CHANCE! Rajesh's shot saved incredibly by Sankar and from the rebound, Arujun shoots wide! This should've been the winner for Gokulam.
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88' Final substitution from Mohun Bagan

OUT: Britto PM
IN: Azharudding Mullick
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87' Mohun Bagan defence still looks very sturdy in front the onslaught of Gokulam in the second half.
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86' German shoots wide! He carries three defenders on his shoulder and manages to create space to get a shot but it wide from the target.
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85' Time is running out for both the teams. They need at least a goal to manage all the three points.
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82' Mehtab looks misfit in the midfield as he is losing the ball too many times. He is not the same man with this jersey like he was for East Bengal.
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80' Substitution for Mohun Bagan

OUT: Henry Kisekka
IN: William Lalnunfela
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79' Gokulam are a completely changed side on this half. The introduction of Rajesh changed the complexion of the game. 
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78' Rajesh is making a haywire at the Mohun Bagan defence. Almost every attack comes out of his feet. The equaliser came from his effort and he could've scored a couple of minutes later with his sumptuous shot but it was cleared by Sankar Roy. 
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76' Meanwhile, Sankar probably saved the day for Mohun Bagan when Rajesh's pile-driver punched away by the custodian.
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75' Substitution for Mohun Bagan

OUT: Omar Elhussieny
IN: Mehtab Hossein
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70' OWN GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! GOKULAM EQUALISEEEEEEEEEE!!! A comedy of errors in the Mohun Bagan box. Sankar tries to punch out a ball but Rajesh heads from the rebound. The ball put on the net by accidentally by Kim Kima, who fails to clear.
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69' Yellow card for Castro. Puts down Arijit near the sideline. Absolutely unnecessary challenge. 
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65' Despite the pressure, Mohun Bagan defenders have not panicked so far and keeping out all the dangers posed by Gokulam.
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63' Gokulam going for all-out attack. Apart from Ortiz, all their players are in Mohun Bagan's half and they are pressuring more and more on the rival defenders.
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62' Two back-to-back attacks from Mohun Bagan. Pintu's cross punched away by Shibinraj and from the rebound, Britto's cross headed just wide by Kisekka. 
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60' Arjun and Rajesh are operating from both the wings and trying to create more pressure within the Mohun Bagan half. 
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57' Gokulam attackers at last came out of their cage and giving Mohun Bagan defenders a run for their money!
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52' German has made some darting runs down the line from left and Musa is more active on the opponent half now.
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51' Substitution for Gokulam

OUT: Gani Nigam
IN: Rajesh S
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49' Gokulam's attack and Castro's low drive is blocked by Sankar near the first post. Gokulam now woken up and showing their aggressive approach.
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48' Both the sides playing in cautious note with no attacks in the first three minutes.
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46' The second half is underway at the EMS Stadium in Kozhikode.
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The game saw a fast start. Gokulam started attacking right from the word go with Musa and German had two glorious chances to put their team ahead. However, after the first ten minutes, Gokulam changed their strategy quite mysteriously.

They allowed Mohun Bagan to come to their own half and show their skills, which the green-and-maroons did and after wasting quite a few chances, they deservedly got the lead.

Gokulam need to regroup within the next few minutes in order to get a win or at least a draw in their first match of the season. Mohun Bagan will be looking to increase the margin.

We're coming quickly for an exciting second half! Don't go anywhere and stay with Sportskeeda.
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45+3' Referee blows the half-time whistle! It's Gokulam 0-1 Mohun Bagan.
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45+1' Don't know why are Gokulam staying back and defending. They have two best attackers in their side and should increase their tempo and attack whenever they get a chance. 
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Additional time: 3 minutes
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43' Dickaaaaa gets a brilliant chance to increase the margin but Shibinraj saves his team this time. From the counter-attack, German gets a chance but his poor shot saved by Sankar quite easily.
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41' Kisekka doesn't celebrate after scoring against his former employers. Good gesture from the Ugandan footballer.
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40' GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL KISEKKAAAAAAAAAA SCORESSSSSSSSSSS! Inch-perfect free-kick from Arijit and Kisekka puts the ball back of the net with a superb header. Shibinraj had no chance. Mohun Bagan fans were waiting for this and it's the time to celebrate.
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39' Yellow card for Deepak. Brings down Arijit unnecessarily. It was a dangerous challenge by the Gokulam man.
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38' Foul by German. He is looking lost. Probably because he has to go down more than usual to collect the ball. 
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36' Eight shots already from Mohun Bagan, while just two for Gokulam.
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35' Dicka is dispossessed by Castro but Gokulam couldn't capitalise the opportunity. Gokulam players are staying more in their half and just defending what comes in their way.
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33' Substitution for Gokulam.

OUT: Salman
IN: Ningthoujam Singh
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31' Mohun Bagan trying to get control of the midfield and using the wing for attacks. 
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27' Arijit's corner headed over the bar by Pintu. Meanwhile Castro is down and the medical team comes out quickly for his treatment.
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25' Gokulam started strongly but credit to Mohun Bagan. They get back into the game beautifully. 
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24' Kisekkaaaaaa just gets denied scoring against his former side. Dicka crosses him on the right and Kisekka's chip over the goalkeeper cleared out by Abhishek Das.
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22' Poor free-kick taken by Britto. Hits the ball on the wall and Elhussieny shoots the ball cheaply to the goalkeeper. 
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21' Yellow card for Salman. Brings down Abhishek Ambekar a few yards outside the box.
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19' What a miss by Pintu Mahata. Dicka finds him on the left and his beautful cross found Pintu who was left marked but couldn't make the touch .
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17' Mohun Bagan trying to control the midfield but losing the ball on too many occassion
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16' Germannnn but shot goes over the bar. Kisekka is dispossessed by Musa and his long through ball is wasted over the bar by German!