The victory took the Men of Steel to second place in the points table.

Jamshedpur took yet another step close to securing a playoffs berth after thumping Chennaiyin FC 4-1 on Sunday. Ritwik Das opened the scoring for the Men of Steel in the 22nd minute which was doubled by Boris Singh 11 minutes later. Daniel Chima then made it 3-0 to good for Owen Coyle’s side before Greg Stewart’s shot took a sweet deflection off Deepak Devrani and moved into the net in the first minute of the second half.

Down by four goals, Chennaiyin pulled one back through Nerijus Valskis in the 61st minute, but it was mere consolation with Jamshedpur FC romping home quite comfortably in the end. The win took Owen Coyle’s men to second with 31 points from 16 games, one behind league leaders Hyderabad FC with a game in hand. Chennaiyin FC, meanwhile, remained at eighth – their playoffs chances not out of bounds.

On that note, let’s have a look at the player ratings for this match.

Chennaiyin FC 1-4 Jamshedpur FC Match Highlights

Chennaiyin FC (by Sattyik Sarkar)

Debjit Majumder – 5.0

Majumder conceded four goals in the fixture. He certainly can’t be blamed for the goals. However, in the second half, he pulled off a brilliant save from an Eli Sabia header.

Reagan Singh – 5.0

Reagan Singh was substituted at half-time. During his stay, he won three of the four ground duels. Additionally, he delivered a key pass.

Deepak Devrani – 4.5

Greg Stewart’s shot just after restart got deflected by Chennaiyin centre-back Devrani and led to Jamshedpur FC’s fourth goal. He could have been sent off for handling the ball intentionally in the second half. Luckily, he didn’t even receive a yellow card. However later on, he was shown one.

Slavko Damjanovic – 4.5

Damjanovic had to be substituted after the first half. His careless mistake of not moving up allowed Daniel Chima to be onside. The latter made no mistake to score Jamshedpur’s second on the night.

Narayan Das – 4.5

Das started as a left-back. However, he was shifted to a centre-back at the start of the second half. He made five clearances this evening and also won four of the five aerial duels.

Ninthoi Meetei – 5.0

Meetei had to be substituted in the first half due to an injury. During his stay, he delivered a key pass. Also, he was successful in the solitary dribbling attempt.

Vladimir Koman – 5.0

Koman was substituted at half-time. During his stay, he failed to send in an accurate cross.

Anirudh Thapa – 4.5

The streak of poor form continues for the skipper. Neither did Thapa create anything in the middle of the park, nor were his set-pieces fruitful.

Ariel Borysiuk – 5.5

It was Borysiuk’s shot whose rebound from the goalkeeper met Nerijus Valskis. The latter made no mistake and converted with power. Defensively, he blocked a shot, made two clearances and an interception. He also received a yellow card in the dying moments of the game.

Rahim Ali – 5.5

Though Ali was completely off-colour this evening, defensively he contributed well; at least in the first half. He blocked a cross from Boris Singh and also snatched the ball from him once, both in his own defensive third. He was also shown a yellow card.

Nerijus Valskis – 5.0

Valskis’ powerful shot led to Chennaiyin’s solitary goal. He hardly created any other impactful situation.


Edwin Sydney Vanspaul – 5.0

Vanspaul joined the action in the first half itself. He went on to receive a yellow card during his stay.

Jerry Lalrinzuala – 4.5

Lalrinzuala came on at the start of the second half. During his stay, he won just one of the three ground duels.

Mirlan Murzaev – 6.0

Murzaev was the most impressive performer for Chennaiyin FC tonight. A shot from him was blocked successfully by the opposition. During his stay, he was able to deliver a key pass.

Germanpreet Singh – 5.0

Singh registered a shot at the fag end of the game, but it was saved successfully by TP Rehenesh. Also, he delivered a key pass in the match.

Suhail Pasha – N/A

During his short stay late in the game, Pasha delivered one key pass.

Jamshedpur FC (By JN Balraj)

Rehnesh TP – 6.5

The custodian was not tested much and had a quiet evening. He made three saves and surprisingly created a goalscoring chance with a long ball.

Laldinliana Renthlei – 7.5

A complete performance in the defensive flank from the full-back. Dinliana made seven successful tackles, two clearances and two interceptions. He also blocked one shot and won 10 duels.

Eli Sabia – 7.0

The towering Brazilian was solid at the heart of the defence. He won two aerial duels, blocked two shots and made as many clearances. He also took two shots on target from set-pieces.

Peter Hartley – 6.5

The captain had nothing much to do before being substituted. He made two clearances and blocked one shot.

Ricky Lallawmawma – 6.0

Chennaiyin FC wingers did not cause many worries for Jamshedpur on the left flank. He needed two clearances and one tackle to bag the three points safely.

Jitendra Singh – N/A

The midfielder picked up a knock and was substituted in the first 10 minutes.

Pronay Halder – 7.0

The seasoned midfielder had 51 touches and played 33 passes with 80% accuracy. Pronay also made two tackles and was fouled once. He created two scoring chances too.

Boris Singh – 8.0

The youngster dominated the right flank with his blistering pace and dribbles. Boris played three key passes and scored the second goal himself. He was unlucky to be substituted before half-time after being injured.

Greg Stewart – 9.0

Greg Stewart was sensational once again with a goal and an assist. He played seven key passes and created two big chances before being subbed off on the hour mark.

Ritwik Das – 7.5

The winger scored in the first half to break the deadlock. He completed four dribbles and a key pass in the final third. He also attempted five shots and was fouled twice.

Daniel Chima – 7.0

The Nigerian would have scored a hat-trick, if he had been a bit more clinical. He scored once in the four shots on target and missed two big chances.


Mobashir Rahman – 7.5

Mobashir replaced injured Jitendra and took the charge of the midfield thereafter. A Hero of the Match performance from the local lad, who helped his side maintain the lead. He made three tackles and won four of his five ground duels.

Len Doungel – 6.5

Len assisted the fourth goal for Greg Stewart. Overall, he played two key passes, attempted three crosses and took a shot on target.

Alex Lima – 6.5

The Brazilian played two key passes and delivered one cross. He also won one duel and was fouled once.

Ishan Pandita – 6.5

The striker got 10 touches and took one shot on target in the limited minutes he got.

Narender Gahlot – 6.5

The young defender made one clearance and interception to guide his side to victory.

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