NorthEast United FC slumped to their first defeat in the continuing Indian Super League as they went down 0-1 to Jamshedpur FC, right here on Friday. Aniket Jadhav’s strike (53rd minute) was the distinction between the 2 sides in what was the 500th game of the ISL.
TP Rehnesh additionally pulled off a terrific penalty save in the second-half to maintain Jamshedpur’s unbeaten streak in opposition to NorthEast intact. Kwesi Appiah and Rochharzela had been among the many two adjustments made by NorthEast whereas Jamshedpur made three adjustments to their line-up.
Both sides had been unable to interrupt the impasse in the first half as they managed to cancel out one another’s risk. As a end result, no pictures on the right track had been registered. NorthEast practically had the possibility to go forward in the 18th minute when Idrissa Sylla and Appiah mixed nicely on the fringe of the field. However, the Ghanaian striker positioned his shot large.
Jamshedpur, too, had their probability to seize the lead and it arrived simply earlier than the break. Alexander Lima discovered Stephen Eze in the field with an extended ball however the towering defender didn’t get his header on the right track.
NorthEast began the second half with nice depth in pursuit of the opening purpose. But a fast counter-assault from Jamshedpur noticed them concede first. Isaac Vanmalsanwma and Jackichand Singh linked up nicely in the opposition field. The latter then swung in a cross for an unmarked Jadhav, who discovered the again of the web with ease.
But regardless of conceding first, the Highlanders too had their probability to make amends quickly after the hour mark by means of a penalty. The referee pointed to the spot when Eze introduced down Benjamin Lambot in the field. Sylla stepped as much as take the spot-kick however Rehnesh dived the suitable means and produced a high quality save to make sure his aspect remained in the motive force’s seat.
The Red Miners virtually doubled their benefit in the 79th minute however had been unfortunate. Jackichand obtained the ball on the suitable and whipped in a cross that was supposed to seek out Nerijus Valskis however solely managed to rattle the woodwork.
Jamshedpur defended with resilience in the dying minutes to make sure they bagged their second win of the season.