Friday Jan 27, 2023

Jamshedpur Takes Third Spot in the ISL

Jamshedpur FC wins against Mumbai City FC with a close 3-2 win at Bambolim Athletic Stadium. The win boosted the Indian football team to a solid third in the Indian Super League rankings. Greg Stewart gave Jamshedpur an opening lead and sealed the team’s spot with the leading teams at the end of the game. Ritwik Das claimed a goal for his own in between Stewart’s brace.

From the 15 games they’ve played, Jamshedpur has 28 points in their belt as they sit on the third spot at the ISL, a spot below ATK Mohun Bagan and above the Kerala Blasters. Mumbai City is at a hopeful fifth.

Jamshedpur Wins Against Mumbai City 

Jamshedpur began the game with vigour as Boris Singh snatched a chance in the first minute for an early lead but failed to do so when the crossbar met his header instead of the net. It wasn’t until the ninth minute when Greg Stewart struck down the lead with the help of Ritwik Das. The lead was done with a spectacular performance of delivery from Jitendra Singh to Boris Singh, who relayed it to Das. The latter passed the ball to Stewart, whom Mumbai unwisely left unmarked, punishing their poor defence with Stewart’s goal.

Ahmed Jahouh, later by the 18th minute, was out due to a knee injury, hitting Mumbai with another problem to deal with. Vinit Rai took Jahouh’s place as he recovered.

Jamshedpur Wins Against Mumbai City 

Ritwik had his chance in the 30th minute and secured it with an easy tap, thanks to Daniel Chima’s perfect cross. 

Mumbai fought back and tried to equalise their losses by the second half. By the 57th minute, they managed to score a goal courtesy of Rahul Bheke, who took advantage of Igor Angulo’s strike that rebounded and secured the attempt for Mumbai.

The chance for an equaliser came as soon as the 69th minute. After Peter Hartley from Jamshedpur fouled Mourtada Fall, Angulo seized another chance but failed to follow through when goalkeeper Rehenesh blocked his strike and fended off an equaliser. Mumbai finally succeeded in levelling the playing field upon another Hartley foul, this time involving Diego Mauricio. He did not let the opportunity go to waste, and his strike found the back of Jamshedpur’s net in the 86th minute.

At this point, the game looked to be leading to a draw, but then Mumbai City midfielder Vignesh Dakshinamurthy was penalised for handball. Stewart secured the win with a misleading strike, sending the goalkeeper the wrong direction to block, and shot the net down with the ball.

Jamshedpur will face Chennaiyin on 20 February 2022, and Mumbai City will play against East Bengal on the 22nd.

Jeremy Nero

Nero Fulgar has been writing professionally for the past five years, delving into technical and creative content, as well as literary works. He has a degree in creative writing from U.P. Visayas and has published several works in the Philippines and Singapore. Other than writing, he has dabbled into editing and publishing fiction novels before moving on into writing-centred professions. Based in Dumaguete City, Philippines, he continues to write about everything that interests him, which includes igames, sports, politics, pop culture, art, and literature to name a few. You can reach Jeremy at [email protected]
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