Md Sporting defeats Chirag United 3-1 to take silver

Kolkata, Sep 13 (UNI) A day after Mohun Bagan retained Kolkata's Premier League title, Mohameddan Sporting, as expected, completed their league engagement defeating Chirag United 3-1 to take away the runners-up title with 30 points, as curtains of season opener dropped after 65 days.

Liberian Theodore Sunday, who became top scorer with eleven goals, struck home eight minutes from break after being fed by Mike Okoro. His second goal of the day on 75th minute sealed the fate of Chirag United, who earlier levelled the score on 51st minute from Muritala Ali.

Gautam Thakur buttressed the tally at final minutes for Md Sporting.

Meanwhile, East Bengal coach Monoranjan Bhattacharjee quit his post citing some ''adjustment problem'' with the club. He, however, did not elaborate the reason.

East Bengal drew against Mohun Bagan 1-1 in their last match to hold third spot behind Md Sporting.

India team's assistant coach Stanley Rozario was in touch with East Bengal to replace Bhattacharjee as words did the round at maidan.


Story first published: Saturday, September 13, 2008, 18:33 [IST]
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