Ratings: Ninthoi, Imran shine as Jamshedpur, Chennaiyin FC share spoils
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Jamshedpur FC registered a brilliant comeback over Chennaiyin FC.
In a captivating clash that unfolded with unpredictable twists, Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC battled to a thrilling 2-2 draw that kept spectators on the edge of their seats until the final whistle. The match began with Chennaiyin asserting their dominance, racing to a 2-0 lead with goals from Fraukh Chaudhary and Ninthoinganba Meetei.
However, Jamshedpur showcased remarkable resilience, staging a remarkable comeback. Laldinpuia’s goal just before the end of the first half injected new life into the contest, setting the stage for a dramatic second act. As the clock ticked down, Daniel Chima’s late strike in the 90th minute completed the comeback, securing a well-earned point for Jamshedpur.
Here are the player ratings for the game.
Jamshedpur FC (By Sonal Fernandes)
TP Rehnesh – 6.0
Started off poorly and his poor effort to dominate his area in the opening minutes allowed Chennaiyin FC to take an early lead.
PC Laldinpuia – 8.0
Provided his side with some much-needed attacking output in the first half. Constantly overlapped the winger on his side and got his reward with a goal late in the first half.
Pratik Chaudhari – 6.0
A couple of mistakes defined Pratik’s night. Could have done better, especially regarding Chennaiyin FC’s second goal.
Elsinho – 7.0
Improved as the night went on but should have stepped in front of the ball for the second goal and kept his side closer to their opposition.
Muhammed Uvais – 6.0
A quiet night for the defender. Put in a decent shift for 76 minutes.
Imran Khan – 8.0
One of the standout performers for Jamshedpur. Put in a shift to help his side come back from 2-0 down. Completed four of his five attempted dribbles and helped his side maintain pressure on the opposition’s defence.
Jitendra Singh – 6.0
Could have been better in midfield, but helped his side stop the opposition midfielders from having an influence on the match, especially in the first half.
Jeremy Manzorro – 7.0
Could have provided his side a bit more steadiness going forward, but helped his side defensively by winning eight of the 13 attempted ground duels.
Alen Stevanović – 7.0
Heavily involved in almost every Jamshedpur FC move. Dropped between the lines to create opportunities for his side.
Steve Ambri – 6.0
Tried to provide his side with some much-needed attacking impetus but it wasn’t his night.
Len Doungel – 7.0
A good evening of hard work and running for the forward. Could not get on the scoreline but did some much-needed running for his side.
Daniel Chima Chukwu – 7.0
Came on and had an impact as he scored in the 90th minute to level things up on the night. A much-needed impact as a sub when his side needed it.
Nikhil Barla – 6.0
Had an impactful 15 minutes at the end providing some much-needed fresh legs.
Rei Tachikawa – N/A
Komal Thatal – N/A
Chennaiyin FC (By Analoy Majumder)
Debjit Majumder – 6.5
A decent night for Debjit under the sticks. Not particularly busy, yet cautious when called upon. Made a few significant gathers and saves as needed but still allowed two goals. Of course, can’t be blamed for the first one.
Ankit Mukherjee – 6.5
Delivered strong presence in the backline, made some crucial tackles and had a decent game.
Ryan Edwards – 7.5
During the opening frame, Ryan Edwards won several duels and produced crucial blocks in front of goal. Performed admirably on both offensive and defensive ends, giving his side useful momentum all the way.
Lazar Cirkovic – 7.0
Played a respectable game and outdueled Jamshedpur FC’s attackers on several ocassions. Partnered effectively with the other defenders to protect the backline.
Bikash Yumnam – 7.0
Bikash Yumnam made a couple of good runs with the ball and helped the defence hold the opposition attackers at bay in the final third.
Ninthoi Meetei – 7.5
Ninthoi scored the second goal for Chennaiyin FC, giving his team breathing space against the Men of Steel. Paired effectively alongside other attackers and did well in creating attacking chances for his side.
Ayush Adhikari – 6.5
The midfielder had a quiet night. He left to cast his strongest spell, yet he was still active in his duty.
Jiteshwor Singh – 6.5
Had a good start and carried it throughout the entire game. Continuously gave his side width and demonstrated good ball control in the middle of the park.
Jordan Murray – 7.0
Showed outstanding tenacity to generate opportunities for the team. His qualities were admirable, as he was a commanding figure up front.
Rafael Crivellaro – 7.0
Effortlessly tried penetrating the Jamshedpur FC defence. The Brazilian was brilliant with his game up front but lacked in finishing.
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Farukh Choudhary – 7.5
Scored the opening goal for the Marina Machans and put in a decent shift. Constantly helped his side with his attacking prowess and came close to scoring again while moving the ball forward.
Irfan Yadwad – 6.0
Played the role of Farukh Choudhary quite well after his substitution. Had a positive presence and worked effectively with other forwards. Was booked towards the end of the game.
Connor Shields – 6.0
Came in for Jordan Murray as the team looked to extend their lead. His arrival brought offensive steadiness up front.
Sarthak Golui – 6.0
After coming on, he added extra defensive help but was unable to prevent his team from surrendering the late goal.
Cristian Battocchio – N/A
Vincy Barretto – N/A
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