I-League: Mohun Bagan edges Chennai City, stays on top

February 1, 2020

FootballMohun Bagan held by 10-man Indian Arrows in I-League clash

  • Mohun Bagan beat defending champions Chennai City FC 3-2 in an energy-sapping but thrilling I-League match in Coimbatore to extend their lead at the top of the points table.
  • Mohun Bagan now have 23 points from 10 games and are six points clear of second-placed Punjab FC. With their fourth loss in eight games, Chennai remained rooted at ninth spot with just eight points.
  • A brace from Senegalese striker Papa Diawara and another from Spaniard Fran Gonzales, which was his sixth overall in the league, were enough to thwart an inspired Chennai come-back in the second half, when strikes from substitute N Vijay and Jishnu Balakrishnan in the space of four minutes, ignited hopes of the home fans.

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