Kolkata: McDowell Mohun Bagan thrashed listless Shillong Lajong 6-1 at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan in the I-League on Tuesday (April 10). For Bagan, Sunil Chhetri and Odafa Okolie scored a brace while Syed Rahim Nabi and Jose Ramirez Barreto netted one apiece.
Lajong managed to pull one back through Subhas Singh. Courtsey the victory, Bagan move to 43 points from 24 matches while Lajong stay on 27 points from 24 matches.
The first 20 minutes were even till Rahim Nabi scored the opening goal off a Barreto pass.
Three minutes later, Bagan scored their second – AIFF Player-of-the-Year Sunil Chettri finishing perfectly after Barreto put him through. Soon Odafa Okolie got his name on the scoresheet as he scored his first in the 41st minute.
Changing over, Odafa scored again – this time wading his way past five defenders inside the penalty box.
In the 57th minute Shillong Lajong had something to cheer about when Subhas Singh snaked in from behind to score off a header. But Bagan were back in business within two minutes. \
This time Sunil Chettri was brought down in the box and Jose Barreto converted the resulting penalty.
In the 75th minute Chettri was in the heart of action once again when he delightfully curled it over an advanced rival custodian.
Chhetri was declared the Man-of-the-match
By Indian Sports News Network