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Posted at: Feb 10, 2019, 7:23 AM; last updated: Feb 10, 2019, 7:23 AM (IST)

Gold Cup: Women start with a victory

Gold Cup: Women start with a victory
India beat Iran 1-0 in the Gold Cup four-nation tournament in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. PTI

Bhubaneswar, February 9

The Indian women’s football team defeated Iran 1-0 to begin their campaign in the Gold Cup on a winning note here on Saturday.

Anju Tamang’s match-winner in the 48th minute ensured India made it five wins in a row, having won four friendlies against Hong Kong and Indonesia.

ISL: Chennaiyin stun toppers Bengaluru 2-1 

Chennai: Defending champions Chennaiyin FC notched up a 2-1 win over table-toppers Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League. It was Chennaiyin’s second victory of the season. 

Last year’s runners-up Bengaluru remain on top with 31 points from 15 matches. Chennaiyin are at the bottom with eight points from 15 games.

Goals by Jeje Lalpekhlua (32nd minute) and Gregory Nelson (42nd) gave Chennaiyin a 2-0 lead going into the halftime. The second half, though, was far from comfortable for the hosts. Despite a strong fightback from Bengaluru, with a goal from Sunil Chhetri (57th), Chennaiyin held on tenaciously to snap their five-match losing streak. 

I-League: Wolfe rescues Churchill against Bagan

Vasco: Anthony Wolfe’s second-half penalty kept Churchill Brothers in the title race as the hosts pulled off a 1-1 draw with Mohun Bagan in the I-League. 

Wolfe cancelled out Dipanda Dicka’s 39th-minute strike for Bagan. Churchill (30 points) are now three points behind leaders Chennai but have played two matches more. Real Kashmir, who host East Bengal on Sunday, are second with 32 points. — Agencies

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