Mohun Bagan shared point with Chirag United in the 21st round of i-League. For Chirag United Sunil Chetry scored from a spot kick earlier in 31st minute of the 1st half but later in the second half Muritala Ali equalized the score by a brilliant header in 80th minute.
Bapi Saha got the marching order, he was cautioned twice, as a result he was shown red card in the 24th minute of the match. But Mohun Bagan was not looking a better side against one man down Chirag this time. As a result of that Bagan concieved a goal by Sunil Chetry from a spot kick in the 31st minute. Joshimer was pushed by Karan Atwal from behind and he fall on to the ground inside the penalty box. Referee gave the penalty in favour of Chirag and Sunil Chetry stretched the margin (0-1).
Earlier in the 21st minute Ashim was injured due to a spot jump for a goal bound head. And he had to leave the field. Gouranga Dutta came in the place of Ashim Biswas. Ashim is uncertain for the next match.
After the lemon break Bagan tried to restore their better game but the goal was not coming. In the 63rd minute Mariners three consecutive corners but none brought good luck for them. Eventually Bagan got 17 corners in the match so far.
In the 65th minute Snehasis was replaced by Ishfaq. Dipendu Dowary came in the place of Souvick Chakraborty in the 78th minute of the match.
In the 80 minute of the match Jayanta gave a long ball to Chidi and Chidi’s head found the head of Muritala and Muritala’s drop head placed the ball in to the net. (1-1).
Chirag skipper Joshimer was shown red card by referee Santosh Kumar while he fouled badly Jayanta Sen. But just after two minutes of the incident Bagan skipper Edeh Chidi hit Justin off the ball inside Chirag box and he was shown red card by the referee. So last 15 minutes Bagan was down to 10 men and Chirag down to 9 men.
In the stoppage time Jayanta’s shot hit the post and Muritala tried with backvolley to score from the rebound but he could connect the ball properly. However, this was the brilliant effort by Jayanta Sen and Muritala Ali.
Mohun Bagan: Shilton, Surkumar, Kingshuk, Karan, Mohanraj, Jayanta,Souvik(Dipendu), Ashim( Gouranga), Snehasish(Ishfaq), Chidi, Murital.
Chirag United: Abhijit, Bapi, Chika, Justine, Sukhen, Lalkamal, Choi, Tulunga, Josimar, Sunil, Jerry(Narugopal).