Sanju Pradhan, Tolgay Ozbey and Robin Singh scored one apiece for East Bengal. With this win, East Bengal now have 48 points from 25 matches while Sporting Clube de Goa stay on 37 points from 25 outings.
The evenly-balanced half saw both the teams wasting numerous chances. Much to the disappointment of East Bengal fans, the half ended goalless.
Changing over, East Bengal started dominating the visitors. In the 54th minute, Edmilson was replaced by Tolgay.
The deadlock finally ended in the 76th minute when man-of-the-match Sanju Pradhan blasted home the first goal from outside the box in a solo attempt. A minute later, Sporting Clube's defence was caught off guard when a perfectly-placed pass by Sanju found Tolgay, who made no mistake to give the hosts a two-goal advantage.
In the 81st minute, East Bengal scored their third goal when Ashok Singh brought down Robin Singh inside the box. Robin easily slotted home to make it 3-0 from the penalty spot.
East Bengal’s Sanju Pradhan was adjudged man of the match.