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Mumbai City 1-1 Jamshedpur: Ten Men of Steel hold the Islanders

Jamshedpur put up a very good battle to disclaim Mumbai City a win…

A ten-man Jamshedpur held Mumbai City to a 1-1 attract the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) match at the GMC Stadium on Monday.

Nerijus Valskis (9′) and Bartholomew Ogbeche (15′) scored in the first half earlier than Aitor Monroy’s crimson card in the twenty eighth minute. Despite enjoying with 11 males in opposition to 10, Mumbai struggled to get behind an organized Jamshedpur defence. 

Sergio Lobera made 4 modifications to the Mumbai City lineup which defeated Chennaiyin of their final match. Mohammed Rakip, Mehtab Singh, Cy Goddard and Bartholomew Ogbeche changed Amey Ranawade, Hernan Santana, Raynier Fernandes and Hugo Boumous.

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Owen Coyle, on the different hand, made two modifications to Jamshedpur’s beginning eleven. Karan Amin got here in place of suspended Laldinliana Renthlei and Jackichand Singh changed Aniket Jadhav.

Mumbai City began the sport properly nevertheless it was Jamshedpur who drew first blood in opposition to the run of play due to a Nerijus Valskis strike in the ninth minute. Jackichand Singh intercepted Ogbeche’s again go and entered the field from the proper aspect earlier than discovering the Lithuanian ahead with a sq. go. The 2019-20 ISL Golden Boot winner slotted the ball dwelling to place his crew right into a lead. 

Ogbeche, although, made amends for his mistake in a short time as he equalised in the fifteenth minute from Bipin Singh’s go. Adam Le Fondre constructed the transfer as he discovered Bipin inside the field from the left flank. The Indian winger, in flip, switched the ball to Ogbeche who comfortably discovered the again of the web with a first-time, well-placed effort. 

Jamshedpur have been dealt one other blow in the twenty eighth minute when Aitor Monroy was despatched off after he picked up a second reserving for a poor problem on Rowllin Borges.

Mumbai City, as anticipated, dominated proceedings in the second half whereas Jamshedpur have been comfortable to sit down again and defend. The Islanders got here shut on fairly a couple of events to take the lead however some resolute defending by Hartley and Eze denied them from scoring.

Ogbeche had a disappointing outing regardless of scoring the solely objective for his crew. The Nigerian had a number of alternatives to attain a second objective however he didn’t maintain his makes an attempt on track.

In the finish, it was a morale victory for the Men of Steel who managed to take dwelling a degree after enjoying the majority of the match with 10 males and ending Mumbai’s successful streak. The Islanders stay at the prime of the desk whereas Jamshedpur moved as much as the sixth place.

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