Two substitutes, Jeakson Singh and Sahal Abdul Samad, made the big difference as Kerala Blasters pulled off a 1-1 draw from the jaws of defeat against SC East Bengal in the Hero Indian Super League at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Sunday.

After defender Bakary Kone scored an own goal to give East Bengal the lead in the 13 minute, Jeakson headed in the Blasters’ equaliser in the stoppage time after a lovely cross from Samad.

Jeakson and Samad, along with Jordan Murray, had entered in the second half and their arrival transformed the game.

East Bengal must be a very disappointed side. It dominated the match, created more chances and should have got its maiden ISL victory comfortably but that was not to be.

Highlights: KBFC vs SCEB

Kone, the tall Blasters defender, desperately attempted to intercept a cross from Mohammed Rafique from the right to Anthony Pilkington in the 13 minute but to…

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