East Bengal salvaged a draw against the table toppers Minerva Punjab FC in a must win match at Barasat Stadium on Tuesday. The lead came from a corner in the 20th minute as Sukhdev Singh scored for the Punjab based club. In the 32nd minute, Bhutanese striker Chencho scored to double the lead to get his sixth goal of the season.
In the 59th minute Jobby Justin scored from a brilliant header to open the scoreline for East Bengal. In the 89 th minute, Brandon gave a lifeline to the Red and Gold Brigade but it was very late as it was a must win match for them to stay alive for winning the league.
Supports seemed to be furious and chanted “Go Back Khalid” and “Go Back Nitu Sarkar”, who’s an East Bengal official.