The first half of the match saw a good fight between the two teams. By the end of the first half the score was 1-1 but in the second half the match reached an exciting turn.
Ishan Pandita scored in the last moments to give Jamshedpur victory. (ISL Twitter)
Ishan Pandita scored a brilliant goal on a free kick at the last minute of the Indian Super League match on Thursday, giving his team Jamshedpur FC a spectacular victory. Ishan’s goal helped Jamshedpur beat NorthEast United FC by a margin of 3-2 and also take third place in the points table. With this win, coach Owen Coyle’s team is at par with Hyderabad FC and Mumbai City FC. Points are done. These three top teams have 16-16 points in the table. But due to goal difference, Jamshedpur has jumped three places to reach the third position. They have won four out of ten matches and played four draws. At the same time, after the sixth defeat, NorthEast remains in the tenth place. The Highlanders have eight points from ten matches with two wins and two draws.
The first half of the match saw a good fight between the two teams. However, the NorthEast midfielders controlled the game better and the team’s attacks were sharp. But in the second half, Jamshedpur FC looked completely changed. Deshorn Brown’s goal in the first half due to good attacks also gave Highland the lead while Jamshedpur did not look very aggressive. Although they managed to create some opportunities. Just before half time, Jordan Murray scored a goal and brought Jamshedpur to the level. The score was 1-1 till half time. After the interval, Jamshedpur kept the dangerous Deshorn under control. The midfielders did not give Deshorn many opportunities. However, Deshorn managed to score his second goal in stoppage time. In the second half, good attacks were made from Jamshedpur’s side. The team was able to win the match 3-2 with the goal of first Boris and then Ishan Pandita.
First goal in the fourth minute
Deshorn Brown scored the first goal of the match in the fourth minute and NorthEast got an early 1-0 lead. On a through pass from VP Suhair close to the half-line, the Jamaican striker ran with the ball and after entering the box leaving behind the Jamshedpur defenders who were with him, he gave the ball the direction of the second post with a right footer shot. Dee and goalkeeper Pawan Kumar could not stop the ball from going inside the goalpost despite diving.
In the 44th minute, Jamshedpur leveled 1-1 with Jordan Murray’s goal. On the left, Greg Stewart floated a free-kick from just outside the box and the Australian forward flicked the ball through the header and sent it inside the goalpost and NorthEast goalkeeper Mirshad Michu had no chance to stop the ball. .
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Jamshedpur dominated in the second half
Boris Singh’s goal in the 56th minute put Jamshedpur 2-1 ahead. In one attack, Jordan Murray minus the ball from the right flank, gave a cross, which both NorthEast defenders Provat Lakra and Patrick Floatman could not stop Boris from going to Boris despite all efforts. The Manipuri midfielder took the opportunity with a simple right footer shot and brought the ball inside the goalpost. Deshorn Brown scored the second goal of the match in five minutes of stoppage time to level the Highlanders 2-2. Jamaican striker scored this goal by taking a through pass from Mashroof Sharif.
Just two minutes before the referee’s city, substitute Ishan Pandita scored a free kick to put Jamshedpur ahead again and the score was 3-2. The match ended on this score.