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Aizawl beat Gokulam 2-0 for first win in I-League

Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) | Publish Date: 1/20/2021 10:35:48 AM IST

Aizawl FC grabbed their first win of the I-League with a 2-0 verdict against Gokulam Kerala FC at the Mohun Bagan training ground here on Wednesday. Malsawmzuala and Lalrammawia were the goal scorers. Aizawl FC started the match on an attacking note but despite dominating possession and chances created, Aizawl FC lacked could not prise open the Gokulam Kerala defence. On the other side, Gokulam Kerala FC relied on counter-attacks, but did not get a clear sniff of Aizawl’s goal. The breakthrough for Aizawl FC came in the 40th minute when Malsawmzuala was brought down inside the box after a cross from the right-wing. The forward slotted it comfortably from the spot to give Aizawl a solitary goal lead. In the second half, Gokulam Kerala FC dominated possession and searched hungrily for the equaliser, committing men in attack to salvage a point from the match. In the 69th minute, Philip Adjah was handed a golden opportunity to score after he was put through on goal by a sublime through ball from Jitin. Adjah, shot straight down the goalkeeper as he made an easy save to deny him from close range.

Aizawl FC killed the game in the 76th minute when Lalrammawia connected from a corner kick and side-footed the ball into the back of the net and the full-time scoreline read 2-0.

 

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