Indian Player Ratings: Kaith and Khan rise to see Pune past Jamshedpur
Written by: K.Koushik Venkatesh
The defender headed home on the half hour mark to settvle the match fir the Stallions.
FC Pune City beat Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Sunday courtesy of a 1-0 score-line. Midfielder Adil Khan grabbed the only goal of the match in the first half as the league debutants suffered their first ever defeat four days after picking up their first win.
Subrata Paul- 5.5
He had a very poor game in truth. Prior to this match, he hadn’t conceded a single goal and in this game, due to some sloppy defending, he conceded the goal to the only shot on target. The shot-stopper had three clearances and one catch in thie game but goal proved to be the deciding factor.
Shouvik Ghosh- 5.5
Looked deserted all game. He did not clock a single tackle nor an interception the whole match and being a defender that is a pretty shocking stat. He passed the ball 21 times with a pass completion rate of 52%. Also contributed 5 clearances to the team’s defence.
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Bikash Jairu- 6.5
He was the team’s creative outlet. Created two good chances. but the finishing was poor which was Jamshedpur’s biggest weakness. For a midfielder, his pass completion percentage was very poor which is why he’s got such a low rating. He completed 41 passes with a completion rate of 41%.
Souvik Chakrabarti- 6/10
Contributed to the team at both ends of the pitch. He totalled two blocks and had an interception to show for his efforts. He also had four crosses to show for in the game. He completed a total of 34 passes and 56% of them on target.
Mehtab Hossain- 6.5
One of the better players on the pitch, Mehtab did well to put pressure on the Pune defence. He propelled the Jamshedpur attack, but it was to no avail. He linked the defence with the attack with his 37 passes and to add to that, he also helped his back four with four interceptions.
Siddharth Singh- 6.0
Playing higher up the pitch, Siddharth was expected to provide a lot more offensively. He played for 66 minutes and could muster up just one shot on target. He finished his game with 18 passes with a completion rate of 56%.
Ashim Biswas- 5.0
He was on the pitch for just 30 minutes and was brought on to help Jamshedpur get the equaliser but he did nothing to impact the game. He had one shot on target and made just seven passes during his playing time.
Farukh Choudhary- 5.0
He was introduced onto the pitch with 17 minutes left in the game. Did not create a visible impact but he created a chance and had a shot which was off target. He put in three crosses but no-one was on the other end to receive it.
FC Pune City
Vishal Kaith- 8.5
Vishal Kaith save
He was the standout player of the game. He was impenetrable as he saved all three shots that he faced on goal. He also commanded the box well by totalling six catches and one clearance off a punch during a corner.
Sarthak Golui- 7.0
Stood tall in the defence. Did not look shaky throughout the game and made three clearances in the match. He also had a crucial five blocks in this game. More importantly, he ended the game with 45 passes with a pass completion rate of 71%.
Gurtej Singh- 7.5
Best defender on the pitch for FC Pune City. Completed 45 passes in the game at a mighty impressive completion rate of 76%. He totalled six clearances, three blocks and two interceptions in a solid, match winning performance.
Lalchhuanmawia Fanai- 5.5
Fanai red card
Some hasty decisions lead to his second yellow card in the 81st minute. He had a below-par game before being sent off. Totalled just 19 passes at a poor 47% completion rate. He was the worst player on the pitch for Pune.
Adil Khan- 8/10
Adil Khan post-Jamshedpur FC interview
Scored the only goal of the match which resulted in the victory for Pune. His contributions had a lot of impact. He made 47 passes at a completion rate of 64%. On the defensive end, he totalled two clearances, two interceptions and a block.
Isaac Vanmalsawma- 6.5.
Did not have much of an impact. Had one shot which was off target. He seemed to be all over the place during their attack, but he totalled 28 passes and he hit the target 57% of the time. He also had two interceptions and one clearance.
His introduction into the game was merely a cameo. He was brought on and played only 13 minutes. He made three passes in total.
Published: Mon Dec 11, 2017 05:00 PM IST