The victory took Owen Coyle’s side to second in the standings.

Jamshedpur FC dented FC Goa’s hopes of making the ISL 2021-22 playoffs with a narrow 1-0 victory at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Friday. Daniel Chima, making his first start for the club since his transfer from SC East Bengal, scored the lone goal, albeit under controversial circumstances. Replays showed Chima was offside when Laldinliana Renthlei flicked the ball over the FC Goa defence for the Nigerian to score. But the linesman did not raise his flag and Jamshedpur waked out with crucial win taking them to second in the points standings, while FC Goa remain stranded at ninth for now.

Owen Coyle’s Jamshedpur have 22 points from 12 games, while FC Goa from two matches more have only collected 14 points. Derrick Pereira’s side are still four points off the fourth spot, but it will take a miracle for them to finish in the top four.

On that note, let’s have a look at the player ratings from tonight’s game.

Jamshedpur FC Vs FC Goa Match Highlights

Jamshedpur FC (By JN Balraj)

Rehnesh TP – 7.0

The custodian had to show some nice reflex saves, accompanied by a bit of luck to earn the clean-sheet. Rehnesh made two saves and was good with the ball distribution, playing 14 accurate direct balls.

Laldinliana Renthlei – 7.0

Another livewire performance from the full-back, beautifully assisted Chima’s goal with a floated ball. Defensively, he made two clearances, one tackle and blocked a shot too.

Narender Gahlot – 6.5

The young defender was solid during most of the game, making a clearance and two interceptions. But, his inability to deal with aerial balls created vulnerable spaces to exploit and the team would’ve conceded on any other day.

Peter Hartley – 7.0

The captain held his composure as the game became chaotic in the dying minutes. His six clearances, one tackle and two tactical fouls helped his team come out victorious.

Ricky Lallawmawma – 6.5

Ricky again did the job quietly and looked never in doubt while moving forward. The full-back had 44 touches and played two key passes, making one clearance.

Alex Lima – 7.0

The Brazilian checked all the boxes against the brilliant midfield of FC Goa. Alex won 10 duels and made four tackles, with one interception.

Jitendra Singh – 6.0

Jitendra struggled against the disciplined FC Goa side and failed to win balls in the middle of the park for Jamshedpur. He made a mere 10 passes and played one direct ball.

Seiminlen Doungel – 6.0

The former Goa winger had another below-par outing. Len made 30 touches and played one long ball before he was subbed off.

Greg Stewart – 6.0

The Scottish playmaker looked out of touch after the long break and would be desperate to hit his stride before the next game. Stewart played 22 passes and attempted three crosses. He also made one clearance and two interceptions.

Boris Singh – 6.5

The winger made sprints continuously and was pressing high tirelessly. Boris delivered one cross and played 12 passes. He also won seven ground duels and made two interceptions, tackles each.

Daniel Chima – 7.5

Chima scored the opener in his first start. He took two shots and completed one dribble. The striker was good with his hold up play and was a constant threat.

Substitutes

Mobashir Rahman – 6.0

The local lad replaced Alex Lima for the last quarter of the game. He didn’t impact the game much and made just one interception.

Anas Edathodika – 6.5

The seasoned centre-back added stability to the defence at the end with his experience. Statistically, he made one clearance, a tackle and also won a crucial duel.

Ishan Pandita – N/A

Super-sub Ishan got five minutes under his belt and pressed really high to create some good chances.

Ritwik Das – N/A

The winger missed a big chance to kill the game and would be relieved that it didn’t cost the team.

FC Goa (by Sattyik Sarkar)

Naveen Kumar – 5.5

Conceded a poor goal tonight. Could have done better. Had two high claims.

Seriton Fernandes – 6.0

Made two clearances and an interception. Won a single ground duel out of two attempts. Was successful in a dribbling attempt. Only one out of his four long balls were accurate.

Ivan Gonzalez – 6.5

Hit the woodwork once from a header. Committed four tackles and made four interceptions. Won four out of five ground duels. Lost possession of the ball 10 times. Delivered a key pass and enjoyed a passing accuracy of 84%. Six of his nine long balls were accurate.

Anwar Ali – 7.0

Was booked for a challenge on Daniel Chima. Made five clearances and an interception. Also committed three tackles. Won all five and all two of the ground and aerial duels. Lost possession of the ball 15 times. Like Ivan, he too hit the woodwork once. Four of his 12 long balls were accurate.

Aibanbha Dohling – 5.5

Didn’t play in his natural position, rather was used as a left-back. Committed a tackle and made an interception. Aiban was also dribbled past on an occasion. Won just three out of 10 ground duels and the solitary aerial duel. None of his long balls (3) were accurate. Lost possession of the ball 14 times. Gave away three fouls. Delivered a key pass.

Princeton Rebello – 6.0

He enjoyed a passing accuracy of 85%. One out of his three long balls were accurate. Was successful in the solitary dribbling attempt. Won two out of six ground duels and one out of five aerial duels. Made two clearances and an interception.

Edu Bedia – 7.0

Had 113 touches tonight. Also, enjoyed a passing accuracy of 88%. Delivered a key pass. Just two of his six crosses were accurate. Two of his four long balls were successful in reaching their targets. Created a big chance.

Registered two shots on target. Won eight of the 10 ground duels and two of the three aerial duels. Lost possession 17 times. Gave away a foul and was fouled four times. Made two interceptions and committed three tackles.

Alberto Noguera – 6.0

His solitary cross was successful. Three of his seven long balls were accurately delivered. Was successful in two out of three dribbling attempts. Won seven out of 12 ground duels. Was fouled thrice and gave away three fouls. Committed two tackles.

Brandon Fernandes – 6.5

Made his first start in this edition of the ISL. Delivered three key passes. Four out of his seven long balls were accurate. Was successful in the solitary dribbling attempt. Won seven out of 11 ground duels. Lost possession 16 times. Was fouled four times this evening. Defensively, committed two tackles.

Devendra Murgaonkar – 5.5

Enjoyed a passing accuracy of 88%. Wasn’t successful in the solo dribbling attempt. Won three out of six ground duels. Failed to win any aerial duel. Made a clearance and an interception. Also committed a tackle.

Airam Cabrera – 5.5

Hit the woodwork twice this evening. Also, two of his shots were blocked by the opposition. Won the solitary aerial duel. Enjoyed a passing accuracy of 84%. Lost possession of the ball eight times, Made a clearance.

Substitutes

Alexander Romario Jesuraj – 6.0

Came on in the 72nd minute. Was successful in the solitary dribbling attempt. Won two out of three ground duels and the solitary aerial duel. Made an interception.

Makan Winkle Chothe – 6.0

Came on in the 72nd minute. All four of his passes were accurate. Delivered a key pass. The solitary cross was also delivered successfully.

Saviour Gama – 6.5

Came on in the 75th minute. Denied Ritwik Das off a goalscoring opportunity in the form of a brilliant tackle in the penalty box. Won both the ground duels. However, didn’t win any aerial duel. Committed two tackles. Lost possession five times.

Muhammed Nemil – 6

Came on in the 82nd minute in place of Brandon Fernandes.  Won one of the two ground duels. Was fouled once and gave away a foul as well. Made an interception.

Leander D’Cunha – N/A

Didn’t have enough time to impact the game.

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