Jamshedpur recorded their maiden ISL win, on Wednesday in Delhi, when they managed to hand Delhi Dynamos their third defeat of the season. The Dynamos failed to threaten the Jamshedpur back line for the entire game and suffered as a result when the visitors got the goal from a setpiece.
From hero to zero
Delhi’s Albino Gomes is currently passing through a phase where no game goes by without having him leaving his footprint on it. After being the villain in the last game when
When Gomes saved the
And one would guess, Gomes was at fault yet again. Hossain’s curling freekick was well measured and with a bunch of bodies up top, had a good chance of finding the back of the net. However, as luck would have it for the home side, no defenders had surprisingly marked the striker well enough and Gomes was standing at an awkwardly uncertain position, from where he could neither punch the ball away nor get to it when the player headed it in.
Jamshedpur FC shines in defence, again
Steve Coppell comes from a league that believes in the adage - while attack gets you goals, defence wins you games. And the former Reading FC manager has instilled the philosophy in his players to their very core. Jamshedpur came into the battle between the bottom-placed teams with a 100% clean sheet record and ensured that it remained that way in their third away game of the season.
The central defensive duo of Tiri and Andre Bikey, who were instrumental in keeping Atletico de Kolkata at bay, made sure that Delhi didn’t score in their second consecutive home game. Delhi forwards
The duo managed 8 clearances, 3 interceptions, and 2 blocks in the game, but what helped the side, more importantly, was their extreme composure on the ball. None of Delhi’s attack
Mehtab Hossain played the lynchpin in Jamshedpur’s machinery once again as the midfielder came up with a magnificent curling assist in the 61st minute that was headed in by Azuka. The game was in many ways a battle between the experienced campaigner and Delhi’s young Vinit Rai, but Hossain was far too effective in the midfield than his counterpart.
One of the main reasons why Delhi didn’t get to dominate the game and more surprisingly managing just three shots on the goal in the entire game, was the experienced man from Kolkata.