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India's 'Leicester moment': Aizawl FC, first NE club to win I-League title

Mohun Bagan could have won the title had Aizawl lost to Lajong but it did not happen

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Aizawl FC, a hitherto little-known club from a remote corner of the country with a shoe-string budget, were on Sunday crowned I-League champions in one of the most remarkable achievements in Indian football history. Aizawl FC drew with Shillong Lajong 1-1 in a highly- anticipated match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong as they clinched the title in a manner similar to what Leicester City did in the English Premier League last season. Lajong went ahead in the ninth minute through Aser Dipanda Dicka but Aizawl equalised in the 67th minute through William Lalnunfela to script a ...

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First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 11:01 IST
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