I-League: Chennai extend lead with hard fought win over Neroca

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Coimbatore, Nov 24 (IANS) I-League table toppers Chennai City FC extended their lead to a massive eight points after a hard-fought 2-1 win at home against Manipurs Neroca FC here on Saturday.

At Coimbatore’s Nehru stadium, Chennai yet again rode on the exalted performance of their Spanish recruits, with goals from centre-back Roberto Eslava and midfielder Nestor Jesus in either half to register their fifth win in six matches and remain unbeaten.

Neroca got one back from Singham Subhash Singh but it was not enough on the day.

The win takes Chennai to sixteen points from six games at the top while Neroca remained in the sixth position on the table with five points from a similar number of games.

–IANS

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