In the 21st round of the I-League, Kolkata edged past Salgaocar SC 1-0 at the Yuba Bharati Krinangan on Sunday.
Tolgay Ozbey scored in the 55th minute when he headed off Robin Singh’s cross to score the only goal of the match.
In the 70th minute of the play, Salgaocar made an appeal for a penalty for a handball but it was not granted.
It was the Kolkata side that dominated the second half and had more opportunities than Salgaocar SC.
With this win, East Bengal has 38 points from 21 matches.
The Goan side remains on 36 points from 21 matches.