East Bengal – 3
#Guwahati: East Bengal fans were repeatedly embarrassed by the performance of the last two times. This time Stephen Constantine promised that East Bengal will not lose without a fight. Despite losing the first two matches, East Bengal picked up their first win in the ISL. North East had beaten East Bengal thrice in the last four meetings.
Today the wheel of the chariot turned red and yellow. East Bengal got off to a great start on Thursday evening by surprising everyone at the Guwahati stadium. Only 11 minutes to play. Irshad made a mistake while clearing the ball in the North East defense. Mahesh Singh caught that ball and quickly extended it to Clayton Silva. The Brazilian did not make a mistake to score with a cool head. Arindam did not get a chance to block the ball.
Then Silva hit another shot. Missed for a while. But after that it was just Northeast for the rest of the first half. Attack after attack, unlucky they didn’t score. Derbyshire squandered an easy goal chance. East Bengal increased the power from the beginning of the second. Suher wasted two consecutive chances within two minutes.
Silva volleyed the ball. It misses the mark for a while. But East Bengal did not have to wait long to increase the gap. In the 51st minute, Suh caught a ball from the midfield and placed it in the empty space. Kiriaku followed the ball from behind and put the ball into the net with a great shot. Arindam did not get a chance to stop the ball with the rocket speed. The goal that this Cypriot footballer scored in the instep will be remembered for a long time.
Hawkip then scored another goal. But it was canceled due to offside. Australia’s Jordan fought quietly in the midfield area in the red and yellow jersey. In 65 minutes, Stephen Mahesh was picked up and Naman Tuhin. The North East manager brought Nigerian striker Silverstar in the 70th minute.
He got down and created some pressure. But in the East Bengal defense, Ivan, Jerry, Sarthak came down with the mindset of not giving up. In the 75th minute, Stephen picked up Silva and brought Lima. East Bengal finally got the oxygen it needed before the derby.
They brought the first three points from the mountain like this time. Red Yellow’s fifth win in ISL history came today. This is the first win for the team who could not win in the last ten matches. This is what the red and yellow supporters wanted. Jordan Doherty scored the third goal for East Bengal in the 83rd minute. Kyriakou of Cyprus was selected as the man of the match. In extra time, Derbyshire reduced the deficit for the North East side with a goal.