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I-League: East Bengal, Mohun Bagan play out goalless draw

Source: PTI
February 12, 2017 20:48 IST
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IMAGE: Mohun Bagan’s Sony Norde is stopped by East Bengal defender. Photograph: BCCI

The much hyped I-League football derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan at Kanchenjunga Stadium, in Siliguri, ended in a goalless draw with both teams goalkeepers returning heroes.

On a day none of their ace marksmen failed to fire a goal, East Bengal's TP Rehenesh was adjudged man-of-the-match with his resolute display under the bar in the first-half.

Mohun Bagan's Debjit Majumder stole the show in the last period with an equally dazzling display as in the end the crowd returned dejected without witnessing a goal from high-profile derby.

Mohun Bagan's star Haitian forward Sony Norde, who was instrumental in their I-League triumph looked threatening in the first-half, but East Bengal gaffer Trevor Morgan did well to keep him at bay with their right back doing a fine job.

The Haitian was kept absolutely quiet as Morgan employed at least two men to hold him off to settle for a point and remained on top with 20 points from eight matches.

The result meant Mohun Bagan remained at second place with 17 points from seven matches.

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