ISL 2020-21: Edu Bedia's send-off forces FC Goa to settle for a draw against SC East Bengal
This was FC Goa's sixth draw of the Indian Super League 2020-21, as with five wins and three losses, it stays on the third spot. Meanwhile, SC East Bengal registered its seventh draw of the season, as along with a couple of wins and five losses, it stays at the tenth place.
In what turned out to be an exciting encounter, FC Goa was held to a 1-1 draw against SC East Bengal in the 2020-21 Indian Super League, at the Fatorda Stadium in Bengaluru, on Friday. The draw made no changes to the two's positions, who stayed at the third and tenth spot, respectively.
The first half saw SCEB earn a penalty in the opening minute after Mohamed Ali brought down Narayan Das inside the box. Simultaneously, the spot-kick was shot wide on the right by Anthony Pilkington.
Eleven more attempts followed it until the 36th minute, including three saves from SCEB goalkeeper, Debjit Majumder. Meanwhile, Igor Angulo handed Goa the lead a couple of minutes later, with his left foot to the bottom-left from the centre, following Alberto Noguera's assist, as the side led at half-time.
The second half saw seven more attempts until the 63rd minute, only for Daniel Fox to draw level the next minute, with his left foot to the bottom-left in a close-range effort, thanks to Jeje Lalpekhlua's free-kick assist. Meanwhile, the next minute saw Goa's Edu Bedia earn his second yellow of the game, to be sent off.
As SCEB went all-out attack, seven more attacks ensued, while Goa keeper, Dheeraj Singh came up with a couple of saves. Goa's defence failed to budge as it managed to hold on to the deadlock before the referee blew the full-time whistle to split the points.