East Bengal Club emerged as the Champions of the Kolkata Premier League with a game in hand, after they beat Kalighat MS 2-0 at home on Wednesday. This was the club's 35th triumph which is an all time record in the history of the tournament.
This was also their fourth consecutive title win of the League. Incidentally East Bengal holds the record for maximum consecutive wins of the Kolkata League from 1970-75.
East Bengal dominated the game and it was pretty one-sided. After missing some early chances the home team went ahead through James Moga who tapped in a Lobo assist in the 23rd minute. In the second half Chidi Edeh, who replaced Moga, converted a cross from Mama to make it 2-0 after 76 minutes.
With this win East Bengal would be in the right frame of mind for their big Derby clash on Saturday. Wild scenes of jubiliation were witnessed at the East Bengal ground once the final whistle was blown.