I-League: East Bengal hand Minerva Punjab first defeat at home, title race heats up

East Bengal handed leaders Minerva Punjab FC their first defeat at home this season to stay alive in the I-League title race with a crucial 1-0 win in Panchkula on Tuesday.

Third-placed East Bengal's win was made possible owing to a thunderous long-range volley from Cavin Lobo on the hour mark at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium. Apart from the early few minutes, East Bengal dominated the game having penetrated Minerva's defence with sharp through balls from the flanks.

Minerva Punjab's goalkeeper Rakshit had to come out of his position numerous times...

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By: DNA India - Tuesday, 13 February

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