Karnataka won the Santosh Trophy after 54 years by defeating Meghalaya
Karnataka won the Santosh Trophy for the first time in 54 years after sealing a commanding 3-2 win over Meghalaya in the final at the King Fahd International Stadium in the Saudi Arabia capital, Riyadh on 5 March.
An overview of the news
This is the first trophy for Karnataka, having previously won four times as the princely state of Mysore after a gap of 54 years (after 1968–69).
Meghalaya's team reached the finals of this competition for the first time.
Karnataka took the lead in the second minute of the game when Sunil scored against Meghalaya after Robin's long throw.
But Meghalaya equalized in the eighth minute through a penalty.
Karnataka again took the lead in the 19th minute. Jacob John scored a goal in the finishing line to make it 2-1.
Just before half time, Robin Yadav made it 3-1 with a superb free-kick from just outside the box.
In the play-off match before the final, Services beat Punjab 2–0 to take the third place.
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