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10-man Chennai City beat Mohun Bagan 2-1 before home fans in Kolkata

10-man Chennai City beat Mohun Bagan 2-1 before home fans in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan 2 (UNI) Bottom rank Chennai City FC stunned star-studded Mohun Bagan

with 2-1 defeat ending unbeaten run of Kolkata outfit on the 7th round of I-League play

at their home ground here today.

The unheralded visitors roared like un-caged lions on green turf and their striker

Jean-Michel Joachim alias Junior fired a right-footed salvo to beat Bagan goalkeeper

Shilton Paul inside six minutes.

The one-goal deficit before much sweat was shedding of the home players stunned

the fans to almost to pin-drop silence. Junior was on the run when mate Murilo Ribeiro

de Almeida snatching from Sourav Das from Bagan midfield and essayed towards him

to give Chenni a lead.

Mohun Bagan brought parity of the game at the cost of one rival player thirty minutes

later.

Medio Pradeep Mohanraj in a bid to save a goal bound ball handled following a corner

kick and referee Santosh Kumar gave a marching order with flashing red card and awarded

Bagan a penalty shot.

Ansumana Kormah converted it to bring the game 1-1 nine minutes before water break.

The reducer of man, however, did not affect the Chennai City and their front-liners made

several attempt despite Bagan had better ball possession.

The winning goal for Chennai came eighteen minutes before end when defender Veniamin Shumeyko headed in of a M Soosairaj's corner 2-1.

Sanjay Sen's boys came into play against Chennai City after hat-trick of draws in previous

three plays.

With this win Chennai have now 7 points from as many games and Bagan remained on

10 points after seventh round match.

UNI PC BM

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