The victory helped the Men of Steel to climb to the top of the standings.
Jamshedpur FC snatched three points from SC East Bengal in the ISL on Tuesday, thanks to yet another late goal by Ishan Pandita. The win also helped the Men of Steel climb to the top of the table. SC East Bengal continued with their solid defending but lacked quality in the attack. It was Jamshedpur FC who had the most chances and at the end, the constant flurry of attacks paid off for them.
Let’s find out how did the players from both teams performed on Tuesday night.
Jamshedpur FC (By JN Balraj)
Pawan Kumar (GK) – 6.5
The custodian wasn’t disturbed much in the game as his one save guaranteed the three points and another clean sheet.
Laldinliana Renthlei – 7.0
An industrious shift from the full back. He had 92 touches, the most in the game, with two key passes and as many crosses to his name. He also played two direct balls and made two clearances and one interception defensively.
Eli Sabia – 7.0
The Brazilian was a commanding figure at the heart of defence. His eight clearances and an interception speaks for him. He also won all seven of his aerial duels.
Peter Hartley – 6.5
Captain Hartley held his defence line with composure against SC East Bengal’s counter attacks. He registered five clearances, one tackle and four succesful aerial duels.
Ricky Lallawmawma – 6.5
Ricky produced another immense display on the left flank with his 53 touches and 84% accurate passes. He also attempted five crosses and made a clearance.
Mobashir Rahman – 5.5
In his second start of the season, Mobashir failed to impress much. He made three tackles defensively, and will look to improve his link up play.
Jitendra Singh – 6.5
The youngster is getting better with every game. He dictated the play well in the absence of Alex Lima. He made 29 passes and won three aerial duels.
Seiminlen Doungel – 6.0
Len made three tackles and produced another decent overall performance, but his mere three passes didn’t help the team and was eventually subbed on the hour mark.
Greg Stewart – 7.5
Greg assisted the winner from a corner in the final minutes. He also made six key passes and completed three crosses and as many direct balls. The Scot also completed two dribbles and won four duels for his side.
Boris Singh – 7.0
The winger picked from where he left off at the last game, playing two key passes with one cross. Boris made two tackles and won six duels and was impressive on the flanks.
Jordan Murray – 7.0
The forward was unlucky not to score as he was denied by the crossbar and some brilliant saves from Arindam. He took five shots, keeping three of them on target.
Ishan Pandita – 7.5
Ishan was given more game time after his heroics at the last game and again saved the day for Men of Steel with a 88th minute winner. He also made a tackle, clearance and interception each.
Alex Lima – 6.5
Alex Lima provided the creativity Jamshedpur FC lacked in his absence. The Brazilian completed two dribbles and recorded seven passes with a clearance in the limited minutes he got under his belt.
Narender Gehlot – 6.0
Narender replaced Peter Hartley to accommodate Alex Lima in the midfield. He guarded the goal well with Eli Sabia to ensure the win.
SC East Bengal (by Rajdeep Saha)
Arindam Bhattacharya (GK) – 7.0
Another solid performance from the seasoned custodian. He couldn’t have saved the brilliant header from Ishan Pandita. The skipper was always vigilant of the ball and made three important saves throughout the game.
Amarjit Singh Kiyam – 7.0
Naturally a midfielder, Amarjit featured in the right-back role for a second match running. He won four of his five aerial duels and cleared the lines thrice. Singh was always applying pressure and holding his own against the likes of Boris.
Ankit Mukherjee – 7.0
The defender continued manning the backline and registered a massive 11 clearances. Mukherjee made a tackle and an interception.
Adil Khan – 7.0
The formidable centre-back put in another brilliant shift, but his game was cut short due to an injury. He won all of his five duels and registered five clearances, two tackles, and an interception.
Hira Mondal – 8.0
The left-back was yet again brilliant in his defensive duties. He cleared the ball four times, won four of his six ground duels, and was overall solid.
Sourav Das – 6.5
The midfielder produced some brilliant numbers in the middle of the park. He completed two out of three dribbles and stood his ground in the duels.
Lalrinliana Hnamte – 6.0
Going forward, the winger could not create much chances, but helped in the team’s defending. He made three clearances and two interceptions.
Wahengbam Angousana – 6.0
The midfielder was solid defensively as he won five out of his seven duels. One interception and a tackle were also under his belt.
Mohammed Rafique – 6.0
The seasoned player tried his best to improve SC East Bengal’s attack but couldn’t make much difference. Rafique registered three interceptions and three clearances to his name.
Naorem Mahesh Singh – 5.5
Apart from three ground duels and two interceptions, Naorem had a poor game. He lost possession 13 times and was often caught up by the Jamshedpur FC defenders.
Thongkhosiem Haokip – 6.0
A decent performance from the sole striker up front. Semboi had one shot on target throughout the game but had poor passing accuracy (47%).
Darren Sidoel – 6.5
Sidoel played brilliantly as a centre-back as he made eight clearances. He made sure the team remained defensively astute.
Balwant Singh – 5.0
The striker seemed out of his depth often and couldn’t create many chances for the team. He was also culpable for Jamshedpur’s goal as he wasn’t marking Pandita properly.
Jackichand Singh – N/A
Singh was on the pitch for barely two minutes and could not impact the proceedings.