The 1-1 stalemate did not have any major impact on the league table.
Jamshedpur-Chennaiyin was a crucial game for both teams. In the event, newly-appointed Chennaiyin FC manager Owen Coyle delivered a reasonable first impression, after his tactics carried the Marina Machans to a 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex.
Nerijus Valskis opened the scoring for the away side in the first half, but they were pegged back late on by substitute striker Issac Vanmalsawma.
Although, the Men Of Steel were in the ascendancy for most of the fixture, the team from Chennai were able to earn a crucial point. The draw means that the home side stay in fourth place, while the away team are still searching for their second win of the season.
Subrata Paul- 6.0
The former national team No. 1 had a fairly busy first half owing to some good work by the Chennai attackers, but was largely a spectator during the second.
Robin Gurung – 6.5
The full-back got forward whenever possible and made sure to offer the Jamshedpur attack an extra out-ball. His delivery into the box needs to improve though.
Narender Gahlot- 6.5
Like his teammate on the other flank, he was defensively solid over the course of the match and didn’t allow the Chennai attackers any space to run into in the final third.
Farukh Choudhary- 7.0
The youngster was the only Jamshedpur player who looked capable of breaking the deadlock on the night. Had some good touches and proved his worth yet again.
Mobashir Rahman- 6.5
The attacker didn’t have the kind of impact he might’ve been hoping for in Sergio Castel’s absence, but put in a decent shift. Needs to maintain his composure a lot better.
CK Vineeth- 5.5
The Malayali forward was pushed into the striker’s role as the Men Of Steel began to push for the equalizer in the second half. Can work on his first touch around the box.
Sumeet Passi- 5.5
The man who was elected to be Castel’s replacement on the night didn’t have nearly as big an impact as the Spaniard did. Made a key pass in the late stages though.
Aniket Jadhav- 8.0
Bringing this youngster on midway through the fixture turned out to be a masterstroke by the Jamshedpur manager. He created the equalizer with some silky footwork.
Jitendra Singh- 5.5
Came on as the Men Of Steel began to push for an equalizer and provided crucial assistance on the flanks as well as in midfield.
Isaac Vanmalsawma- 6.5
The youngster came on to score the goal that would earn them a point and the fact that it came off Farukh’s arm won’t make the moment any less sweeter for him.
Vishal Kaith- 7.5
The Chennai shot-stopper looked like a man on a mission for most of the tie, but was helpless for the Jamshedpur goal because of the wicked deflection it took.
Edwin Vanspaul- 6.5
The full-back defended superbly for most of the fixture, but was pegged back considerably as Jamshedpur began to take control of the tempo of the game.
Tondonba Singh- 6.5
Like his full-back partner, the youngster did well to maintain possession at times and did his defensive duties to satisfaction. Needs to work on his final delivery.
Thoi Singh- 6,0
The youngster put up one of his best-ever performances on the night. Although, he still didn’t have the influence he might’ve been hoping for, especially in the final third.
Anirudh Thapa- 7.0
The midfielder had an extremely impactful fixture in the middle of the park, as he showed a composed head even in high-pressure situations in the second half.
Lallianzuala Chhangte- 5.0
The winger had multiple opportunities to kill the game off for Chennaiyin, but his final delivery let him down horribly. Should’ve set one up on a plate for Andre Schembri, but wasn’t able to deliver the pass.
Germanpreet Singh- 6.0
The youngster had a positive impact from a defensive perspective and is sure to be on the back of Owen Coyle’s mind hereon in.