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May 5, 2005

Mahindra United vs East Bengal

Mahindra United's Brazilian striker Flavio Rodrigues (left) misses a header. Rodrigues and stand-in captain Abhishek Yadav struck up a good combination as the Mumbai outfit beat defending champions East Bengal 1-0 in a 21st round match of the National Football League at the Cooperage in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Yadav scored the decisive goal in the 75th minute.

The victory took Mahindra's tally to 32 points and kept them in fourth place on the league table.

East Bengal, with 40 points from 20 matches, continue to occupy the third place, behind Sporting Clube de Goa and Dempo Sports Club, Goa, who have 42 and 41 points respectively.

Photographs: Jewella Miranda

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