East Bengal return to winning ways
Kolkata: East Bengal returned to their winning ways by thrashing Gokulam Kerala FC 3-1 in an I-League match at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday.
Brandon Vanlalremdika (4th minute), Jobby Justin (14th) and Lalram Chullova (82nd) were on target as the Red and Gold brigade secured their first win on home soil this season.
In the 58th minute, Ghanaian striker Christian Sabah pulled one back for Gokulam, tapping the ball into an open net after goalkeeper Rakshit Dagar was caught napping.
This was East Bengal’s third win from six matches.
There were ugly scenes at the middle of the pitch in the 78th minute when Guilherme Batata brought down Lalrindika Ralte who reacted angrily and head-butted the former but only to escape with a yellow card.
East Bengal 3 (Vanlalremdika 4, Justin 14, Chullova 82) bt Gokulam Kerala 1 (Sabah 58);
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