Pune: Hosts Air India inflicted an upset 3-1 defeat on defending champions Salgaocar Sports Club during a third round I-League clash at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Tuesday.
Mandeep Singh scored twice for the Airmen in the 21st and 24th minute before Salgaocar`s Ryuji Seoka minimised the lead in the 36th minute. Muhammad Shafi`s second half strike sealed the deal for the hosts.
The Mumbai side, who lost their two previous games, opened their account with three points while also maintaining their unbeaten record against the Goan giants in the last three seasons of the I-League.
Salgaocar, who slumped to their second defeat in three games, have three points from three matches.
First Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 22:18