The victory extedned their winning run to four games.

Jamshedpur FC edged NorthEast United 3-2 to move one point shy of league leaders Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League 2021-22 points table. The Men of Steel also have a game in hand on Manolo Marquez’s men. Seiminlen Doungel put Jamshedpur ahead with a well-placed header before Greg Stewart took his tally to 10 goals for the season with a mazy run in the box and a sublime finish.

His strike in the 59th minute put Jamshedpur FC 2-0 ahead and favourites for the win, but NorthEast United roared back in the clash with two goals in the next eight minutes. Laldanmawia Ralte pulled back the first goal after a howler from JFC goalkeeper TP Rehenesh, who failed to latch on to a regulation shot. Marcelinho then breezed past entire defence and a rushing goalkeeper to restore parity. However, Jordan Murray came off the bench and snatched all three points for Jamshedpur late in the game.

The win took Jamshedpur FC to 34 points from 17 matches, while NorthEast United – after their 12th defeat of the season – held on to the penultimate place. Here are the player ratings from the match.

NorthEast United (by Sattyik Sarkar)

Mirshad Michu – 5.0

Though Michu made quite a number horrible decisions in the match, in the 69th minute he made a brilliant collection from a header from a Jamshedpur set-piece. He could have done better regarding the first goal.

Joe Zoherliana – 5.5

Zoherliana delivered a beautiful cross from the right flank in the first half, which should have resulted in a goal but missed everyone.

Mashoor Shereef – 4.5

Shereef didn’t look good this evening. In the second half, Greg Stewart went past him very easily to score Jamshedpur FC’s second goa. In the first half, he could have given away a penalty had the referee had not overlooked it. He was nonetheless booked for another foul in the 53rd minute.

Zakaria Diallo – 6.0

Diallo had been a strong component at the back for the Highlanders. He didn’t provide Daniel Chima much space. In the first half. He received a yellow card for bringing Chima down, however, the booking was questionable.

Gurjinder Kumar – 5.5

Kumar was lucky to not see a red card. His studded tackle on Len Doungel saw him receive a yellow card.

Pragyan Gogoi – 6.0

Gogoi laid down a gorgeous through ball to Marcelinho, which led to the Highlanders’ second goal. He was also fouled thrice, one of which resulted in a book for Pronay Halder.

Marco Sahanek – 5.0

Sahanek was taken off at half-time. During his stay, he registered a shot on target and was successful in the solitary dribbling attempt.

Hernan Santana – 6.5

Santana orchestrated the game in style. The skipper enjoyed a passing accuracy of 86%. He earned a needless booking.

Imran Khan – 6.0

Khan was successful in his solitary dribbling attempt. Notably, he won all five ground duels tonight. Also, Khan delivered one key pass in the match.

Mohamed Irshad – 5.0

Irshad won four of the five ground duels he attempted and a solitary aerial duel.

Deshorn Brown – 5.0

Brown was off-colour this evening. The forward didn’t even register a shot in the match.

Substitutes

Marcelinho – 7.0

Marcelinho was key to both of NorthEast United’s goals on the night. It was his shot that Rehenesh spilled leading to Laldanmawia tapping in the ball. Marcelinho also showed glimpses of his best with an amazing run past the entire Jamshedpur defence to level the score for the Highlanders.

Laldanmawia Ralte – 6.0

Ralte scored the first goal for the Highlanders in this match. 

Gani Nigam – 5.0

Nigam won the solitary ground duel. He was also successful in the only dribbling attempt.

Lalkhawpuimawia – N/A

Didn’t have enough time to make an impact.

Jamshedpur FC (By JN Balraj)

Rehnesh TP (GK) – 5.0

Rehnesh looked a shadow of himself in the game. His individual error led to the first goal. He should’ve palmed away the initial shot during the first goal. Overall, the custodian made two saves and played a key pass.

Laldinliana Renthlei – 6.0

The full-back struggled to cope up with the pace of Imran and Marcelinho. He lost possession on 14 occasions, which could’ve caused serious damage. He made three clearances in the game.

Peter Hartley – 6.5

The captain was missed in the second half when the team conceded twice in a couple of minutes. Before being substituted at half-time, Hartley played three long balls, made a tackle and won two duels.

Eli Sabia – 7.5

Eli Sabia commanded the defence with three clearances, two interceptions and as many tackles. He won all his five aerial duels and blocked a shot. Also had one shot on target.

Ricky Lallawmawma – 6.5

A good shift on the left flank from Ricky. He made a clearance, two crucial interceptions and two tackles. The full-back won two ground duels and attempted nine long balls. 

Pronay Halder – 6.0

The midfielder had an average outing against the Highlanders. He made three interceptions and one clearance.

Mobashir Rahman – 8.0

Mobashir is showing why the coach speaks so highly of his qualities. He played five key passes and assisted the first goal with a beautiful floated ball. The player brilliantly played the role of box-to-box midfielder and went home with two assists.

Len Doungel – 7.0

The former NorthEast winger broke the deadlock with an accurate header. Len played two direct balls and delivered one cross in 19 touches.

Ritwik Das – 6.5

The winger looked to overdo most of the times, so should look to keep things simple. He played a key pass and attempted three crosses. Ritwik completed three successful dribbles too.

Greg Stewart – 9.5

The Scot was again everything for his side in the attacking third. Statistically, he bagged another goal and an assist, with three key passes and two direct balls to his name.

Daniel Chima – 6.5

The Nigerian striker was again instrumental with his hold-up play. Chima played a key pass and completed two dribbles. He attempted one shot, which was blocked and failed to make any direct impact.

Substitutes

Narender Gehlot – 6.0

The youngster looked shaky against Deshorn Brown and was involved in the first goal the Highlanders scored. Narender only blocked a shot and failed to make any clearance and interception.

Alex Lima – 5.0

The Brazilian looked clueless in the limited minutes he got. He had 14 touches and played eight passes.

Jordan Murray – 7.0

The Australian scored the winner with a scintillating finish at the far post, from a chipped in delivery from talisman Stewart.

Ishan Pandita – 6.8

Ishan managed to get a shot on target from nowhere in the last minutes of regulation time. The super-sub was a bit unlucky to not score.

Sandip Mandi – N/A

The local lad was brought in to bring freshness on the left flank. But, it was too late to make any impact. 

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