Gokulam Kerala thrash Chennaiyin FC in Durand Cup

Gokulam Kerala thrash Chennaiyin FC in Durand Cup
Gokulam Kerala's Marcus Joseph (R) in action during the Durand Cup match against Chennaiyin FC.
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Kolkata: Marcus Joseph struck a hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC began their campaign on a resounding note with a 4-0 thrashing of Chennaiyin FC in the Group D opening fixture of the 129th Durand Cup, here on Thursday.

The Trinidad and Tobago striker gave them a 39th minute lead and the Kerala outfit had a quiet start only to pump in three more goals in an action-packed 10 minutes after the changeover.

It all began with Joseph converting a penalty in the 66th minute before Henry Kisekka made it 3-0 in a space of two minutes.

Joseph completed his hat-trick in the 75th minute as two-time former ISL champions suffered a defeat.

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