Indian Football

Twitter reacts as Kerala crowned Santosh Trophy champions after beating West Bengal

Mudeet Arora
Kerala lifted the Santosh Trophy on Monday
Kerala lifted the Santosh Trophy on Monday / Nitheesh

Kerala showed incredible resilience as they beat tournament favourites West Bengal 5-4 in a penalty shootout in the Santosh Trophy final.

This is Kerala's seventh title and this time, they've won it on their home soil.

Bengal scored in the 97th minute of extra-time courtesy of Dilip Orawn and just needed to hold on for for some more time, but couldn't.

Bibin Ajayan came up with an equalising goal for Kerala with a looping header from a cross off the right wing.

The game went into a penalty shootout and Kerala came out victorious to win their first Santosh Trophy on home soil since 1993 in Kochi.

Along with Indian media, some players and fans reacted in huge numbers after Kerala's win. Here are some of the best tweets: