A stunning free-kick by Achille Emana (22nd minute) gave Mumbai the lead but Katsumi Yusa headed in an equaliser four minutes later for East Bengal
Dudu scored in the 32nd, 49th, 56th and 61st minute respectively, including season's first hat-trick with East Bengal climbed upto second position with 29 points from 16 games , two points behind NEROCA.
Khalid Jamil's East Bengal sit in third place in the table, three points behind leaders Minerva Punjab, while Mohun Bagan come into this fixture on the back of a torrid run.
With this win, their fifth in eight matches, East Bengal maintain their top spot with 17 points.
East Bengal and Minerva FC are both on 13 points after six matches but the red and gold brigade are on top by virtue of a better goal difference
I-League 2017-18: Under pressure East Bengal search for first win against undefeated Shillong Lajong
Having suffered a defeat against arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in the last round, East Bengal will be desperate for their first win in the league.
I-League 2017-18: Aizawl FC ride on striker William Lalnunfela's brace to earn a point against East Bengal
Aizawl FC forward William Lalnunfela completed a brilliant brace in the dying minutes to hold East Bengal 2-2 in their thrilling I-League opener.
I-League champions Aizawl FC registered a 2-1 win over Churchill Brothers to book a berth in the semifinals of the Federation Cup football tournament in Cuttack on Tuesday.
Aizawl are trailing. It is half time. But their fans are still singing. News arrives that Mohun Bagan have equalised. The levelling of scores means Aizawl are still winning the title.
In Aizawl FC's I-League title, Khalid Jamil earns redemption while Mizoram finds hope and recognition
Aizawl FC’s fairytale win puts the club, the city of Aizawl, Mizoram and Mizos at the forefront of national football and worldwide recognition.
In a stereotypical twist of ills that beset the underdog, Aizawl will have to do it without their captain, Alfred Jaryan, and the ever reliable full back Ashutosh Mehta. Jaryan has played every game of Aizawl’s unbelievable season.
One point is all Aizawl need now. One point to create history. To do a Leicester in Mizoram. A draw away to Shillong Lajong — their neighbours and closest derby rivals. A team they have already beaten at home.
I-League 2017 title race: Can Aizawl FC's collective rise overpower Mohun Bagan's individual superiority?
On Saturday, in a virtual title decider, you can expect Aizawl to be the better of the two sides but if there’s one takeaway from Mohun Bagan’s campaign this year, it is that being superior on the pitch serves as no guarantee of defeating the Kolkata giants.
Aizawl FC stunned hosts Mumbai FC 1-0 in a fourth round I-League encounter at the Cooperage ground to keep their slate clean in Mumbai on Sunday.