The way both the teams were playing, it seemed that the result of this match would be a goalless draw but Ishan Pandita changed the atmosphere within a few seconds.
Jamshedpur FC team won by Ishan Pandita’s goal (Pic Credit ISL Twitter)
Jamshedpur FC on the back of a brilliant goal from Ishan Pandita with the help of a header in the 88th minute (Jamshedpur FC) on Tuesday Indian Super League (ISL) SC in East Bengal (SC East Bengal) defeated 1-0. Jamshedpur’s team has come at number one in the points table after winning this match played at GSC Athletic Stadium in Bambolin. Jamshedpur has moved up from fourth to the top of the table with 19 points from 11 matches. They have won five matches and played four draws. At the same time, the Red and Gold Brigade of Coach Renedy Singh could not escape the defeat despite putting all their efforts.
East Bengal remains at the bottom of the 11-team points table after the fifth defeat. So far this team has been able to collect only six points after playing six draws from 11 matches. Jamshedpur’s Scottish forward Greg Stewart was awarded the Hero of the Match award for his role in the team’s victory. Substitute player Ishan Pandita scored from a header to give Jamshedpur a 1-0 lead. Two minutes before the scheduled time, the team got the 12th corner kick and Greg Stewart’s left footer kick from the left flank reached Ishan at the first post and he flicked the ball from the header and put it inside the goalpost.
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Jamshedpur missed many times in the second half
Earlier, in the second half, only five shots were on target from Jamshedpur, out of which two shots from Australian forward Jordan Murray kept going on. East Bengal got lucky in the 52nd minute when a header from Jamshedpur FC’s Jordan Murray hit the crossbar and the goal was not scored. After this Murray’s shot was stopped by goalkeeper Arindam.
first half was boring
Goalless first half was dull. During this Jamshedpur dominated but his forwards could not hit the target. However, he earned a seven corner kick. Therefore, the goal could not be scored from both the sides, as the East Bengal team played the defensive game for the entire time and their backline did their job well. Although the Red and Gold Brigade did try to counter attack but it failed to make an impact. Both the goalkeepers Pawan Kumar of Jamshedpur and Arindam Bhattacharya of East Bengal did not have to struggle much. In this way both the teams went to the half time break on the score of 0-0.