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EB maul Jamshedpur FC 6-0 in Durand Cup

Kolkata: Jaime Santos Colado and Vidyasagar Singh struck a brace each as East Bengal thrashed Jamshedpur FC 6-0 to brighten their semifinal hopes at the 129th Durand Cup here on Tuesday.

Colado doubled East Bengal's lead within one minute of scoring from a spotkick in the sixth minute, while substitute Singh completed a double in the 75th and 77th minutes. East Bengal's recruit from rival Mohun Bagan, Pintu Mahata struck in the 31st minute, while Boithang Haokip (90+2) completed the rout in the stoppage time to register their second successive victory in the tournament. East Bengal now have six points from two matches, as they just need a draw against Bengaluru FC (one point) on August 14 to confirm their last-four berth.

Colado suffered from an injury in the 12th minute and was substituted by Haokip but East Bengal did not stop scoring as they led 3-0 at the break. Jamshedpur FC saw two yellow cards — Amrit Gope in the fifth minute and Baset Hansdah in the 62nd minute while the sole card for East Bengal came at the 88th minute in the form of Prakash Sarkar.

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