Mohun Bagan pulled off a comprehensive 2-0 victory over East Bengal in the Kolkata Derby of ISL. The rivalry between the two sides is quite fierce and this match didn’t disappoint. Roy Krishna and Manvir Singh got the goals as Mohun Bagan won their second consecutive match in ISL. Meanwhile, East Bengal dominated the game in the first half but couldn’t convert their advantage to a goal. On the other hand, Mohun Bagan wrestled back the control of the game in the second half and converted their chances to pull off a memorable derby win. Moreover, the win also propelled Mohun Bagan to the top of the ISL Table.
East Bengal started the match brightly and played some good football. Pilkington got an early chance within seven minutes as he dribbled past Kotal inside the box but couldn’t release his shot with defender Tiri making a crucial interception. Meanwhile, Mohun Bagan had to wait until 36 minutes for a opening with Hernandez hitting a powerful shot across goal but Debjit Majumder made a crucial save to keep the score at 0-0 going into the break.
Mohun Bagan made a roaring start to the second half. Roy Krishna got his second goal in two games with a cracking left footed finish from just outside the box. However, East Bengal upped their tempo after conceding the goal. Balwant Singh got an really good opening but couldn’t keep his shot down with just the goalkeeper to beat.
In addition, Pilkington released a wonderful curler of a shot which really should have been the equalizer but Bhattacharya made a crucial save. Subsequently, Manvir Singh wrapped up the match for Mohun Bagan with a solo effort. The forward ran past Narayan in the right wing before cutting into the box and firing a powerful shot past the goalkeeper.