The Blues remain in 10th place while JFC climbed to second in the points table.

An intense affair between Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC ended in a stalemate earlier on Monday. Both sides had their fair share of chances, with the Men of Steel having 13 compared to the Blues’ nine. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu shone in neutralizing multiple efforts from Owen Coyle’s men — especially, Greg Stewart, whose shots he saved four times. However, nobody was finally able to find the back of the net, thereby resulting in a draw. With this, Jamshedpur move up to second, while Bengaluru remain in 10th. Here are the player ratings for this game:

Jamshedpur FC (by JN Balraj)

Rehenesh TP- 7.0

Skewed two clearances but didn’t have to do much, as he generated only two saves for the entirety of the match.

Laldinliana Renthlei- 6.5

Put in an impressive shift at right-back with 31 touches and won two ground duels. He made one clearance and tackle too.

Narender Gehlot- 6.5

Combined well with Hartley once again. Narender contributed with five clearances, made one interception and one successful tackle.

Peter Hartley- 7.0

The captain was solid at the heart of defence to keep Bengaluru attackers at bay and made 3 clearances with one tackle and a shot on target.

Ricky Lallawmawma – 7.0

The Jamshedpur FC left-back had another great day against Bengaluru FC, with four interceptions and two clearances. Also had 45 touches and completed 11 passes.

Jitendra Singh- 6.5

Tucked in well at the back when the full-backs pressed higher in the first half. He dictated the play with 74% pass accuracy and one key pass.

Alex Lima- 7.0

Alex pressed high and well to win crucial balls. Made six interceptions and completed 67% of his passes. Another committed performance from the Brazilian.

Seiminlen Doungel- 6.5

Couldn’t contribute a lot at the offensive end but still completed 4 passes with one cross. Also had one clearance and tackle to his name, before ending his shift after 70 minutes.

Greg Stewart- 8.0

The Scot continued his scintillating display and would have scored on any other day. Had 52 touches, most by any player, with four key passes and two successful crosses. He completed three dribbles too.

Komal Thatal- 6.0

The youngster started the game energetically, was unlucky as a penalty was not given after being fouled following a mazy run, which caused him the injury and was subbed just before half-time.

Jordan Murray- 7.0

The Australian got his first start, created spaces for Greg with clever off the ball movements. Statistically, he had one shot on target with 25 touches.

Substitutes

Boris Singh- 6.0

The young lad had a quite evening. Managed to get 14 touches with two tackles to his name.

Ritwik Das- 6.0

The winger looked promising with three passes and one dribble in the limited time he got.

Eli Sabia- N/A

Was brought in for last 10 minutes to provide stability to the defence.

Ishan Pandita- N/A

Bengaluru FC (by Ujyant Ramesh)

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu- 7.5

Got a strong hand onto Greg Stewart’s cross early on in the 25th minute. Made another crucial save off Stewart’s hard strike just before half-time and two more in the second half. Basically, denied the Scot all his opportunities and was crucial in sealing the draw.

Ajith Kumar- 7.0

Looked extremely lively on the right flank. Made some good runs forward and delivered a bunch of crosses to his frontline. 

Parag Shrivas- 6.5

The 24-year-old worked as a solid centre-back duo alongside Alan Costa. Had an overall 83 touches and made six recoveries in the game.

Alan Costa- 7.0

The Bengaluru FC centre-back had a shot on target against Jamshedpur FC, in the form of a header in the 41st minute. He completed the most passes (50) in the game. Defensively he formed a decent partnership alongside Parag Shrivas, making 10 recoveries in the game.

Ashique Kuruniyan- 6.5

Returned as a full-back this game. Similar to Ajith he too made a few runs forward, thereby operating well both in attack and defense. 

Suresh Wangjam- 6.5

Returned after his suspension. Supported Bruno Ramires as a defensive midfielder with his tackles, interceptions and a well-timed challenge inside the box.

Bruno Ramires- 7.0

Was great defensively in midfield, making the most number of tackles in the game (3). Formed a solid defensive midfield duo alongside Suresh Wangjam.

Prince Ibara- 6.5

Wasn’t the Congolese striker’s best game. In other words, wasn’t as impactful compared to the previous two games — having three shots with both off target.

Danish Farooq- 7.0

Continuing his form since the last two games, he was extremely agile and made himself present virtually everywhere in midfield. However, he didn’t have as much impact in the second half.

Udanta Singh- 6.5

Made some great runs into the box, but a few sloppy touches due to his extreme pace and moments of defensive brilliance meant his efforts were neutralized. 

Cleiton Silva – 7.0

Delivered a header off Ashique’s cross in the first half but was denied credit to a save by TP Rehenesh. Turned players left, right and centre and was poised while offering the attacking threat that he always does. However, he was substituted in the 84th minute.

Substitutes

Sunil Chhetri – 6.0

The skipper came on in place of Cleiton Silva in the 72nd minute. He had a chance, but his header hit the crossbar in the 84th minute.

Rohit Kumar- N/A

Came on as a late substitute in the 89th minute in place of Suresh Wangjam.

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