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Aizawl FC leapfrog East Bengal to top the I-League table

PTI
Published : Feb 25, 2017, 8:07 pm IST
Updated : Feb 25, 2017, 8:07 pm IST

Vanlalremdika scored the all important goal at the 53rd minute at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium to earn the win for Aizawl.

The Khalid Jamil coached side that defeated East Bengal 1-0 in the same venue on February 20, are now at the top of the table with 23 points from 11 outings. (Photo: I-League Media)
 The Khalid Jamil coached side that defeated East Bengal 1-0 in the same venue on February 20, are now at the top of the table with 23 points from 11 outings. (Photo: I-League Media)

Aizawl: Aizawl FC rode a second half goal from Brandon Vanlalremdika to defeat Chennai FC at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, here on Saturday. This win takes them to the top of the I-League table.

Vanlalremdika scored the all important goal at the 53rd minute at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

The Khalid Jamil coached side that defeated East Bengal 1-0 in the same venue on February 20, are now at the top of the table with 23 points from 11 outings.

They are followed by East Bengal with 21 points from 10 matches and Mohun Bagan also with 21 points from 9 outings. East Bengal have a better goal difference than the green and maroon brigade.

The proceedings were dominated by the home side, but they failed to convert the opportunities that came their way.

However, in the 53rd minute, Bayi Kamo Stephane of Aizawl found fellow forward Vanlalremdika's unmarked run in the box and fed him a perfect chip. Vanlalremdika made no mistake in converting the chance.

Despite conceding this goal, Chennai FC custodian Karanjit Singh had a good day under the bar.

He cleared a header from defender Zohmingliana Ralte in the 17th minute. He also saved a shot by Md Al Amna later.

Karanjit made two more brilliant saves at the fag end of first half and in the 82nd minute.

In one of the few raids into the rival citadel, Chennai's Charles Desuza, set up by Denson Devdas, reached almost near the box but was blocked by an Aizawl defender.

Tags: i-league, aizawl fc, chennai city fc
Location: India, Mizoram, Aizawl