Mohammedan Sporting create history, win Durand Cup after 73 years

The last time Mohd Sporting won Durand Cup was before Independence in 1940 by defeating Warwickshire Regiment. On Thursday, they beat ONGC 2-1 in the final.

updated: September 19, 2013 21:18 IST
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New Delhi: Kolkata giants Mohammedan Sporting on Thursday created history by winning the prestigious Durand Cup Football tournament after a gap of 73 years, defeating ONGC 2-1 in the final in New Delhi.

A half-fit Australian striker Tolgay Ozebey did the star turn for Mohammedan Sporting as he set up the first goal for Antony Soren (36th min) and then scored another with a brilliant long ranger in the 44th minute.

The century old Kolkata outfit was losing its significance in the context of Indian club football and this victory will mean a lot for its thousands of fans spread across the length and breadth of the country.

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