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I-League 2018-19: East Bengal knock Real Kashmir out


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Real Kashmir's hopes of winning the I-league have come to an end as East Bengal defeated them 2-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday.
Enrique Esqueda scored the first goal for East Bengal in the 20th minute while Jaime Santos scored the second goal just two minutes before half time giving the side a 2-0 lead.
Aaron Katebe scored for Real Kashmir in the 67th minute but after that Bengal was able to maintain a tight defence not allowing Kashmir to score another goal.
David Robertson, the manager of Real Kashmir made two changes to the side that drew 2-2 against Indian Arrows in their last match.
Gnohere Krizo and Farhan Ganie were made to sit out on the bench as Abednego Tetteh and Vicky Metei started ahead of them.
East Bengal, on the other hand, made three changes to the team that dropped points against Aizawl. Manoj Mohammad and Salam Ranjan Singh were replaced by Kamalpreet Singh and Jhonny Acosta, Brandon Vanlalremdika came in place of a suspended Jobby Justin.
With this win, East Bengal maintained their title charge as they next face Minerva in an away fixture on March 3.

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 6:06 PM IST

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