Mohun Bagan settle for 2-2 draw after conceding last-gasp goal
Mohun Bagan had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Shillong Lajong after conceding a last-gasp goal to see their title defence slip further in the Hero I-League football, here today.
This was their third winless match on the trot.
India international Jeje Lalpekhlua, who missed a penalty in Mohun Bagan’s 1-2 loss against East Bengal last Saturday, put the defending champs ahead at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Brazilian striker Uilliams Bomfim equalised for the home team. The match was tied 1-1 at half time.
Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa put Mohun Bagan ahead in the 77th minute only for Bomfim to score his second goal in the fifth minute of added time to snatch a point for his side.
Mohun Bagan remained on top of the standings with 26 points from 14 matches, ahead of Bengaluru FC (25 from 12) and East Bengal (23 from 12). Lajong stayed fourth but improved to 15 points after 13 matches.