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Indian Super League: Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters (Oct 29, 2018) All Things Considered

Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters

WHERE TO WATCH

KICK-OFF: Oct 29, 7.30PM (IST) (GMT +5.30)

FULL-TIME: Jamshedpur FC 2-2 Kerala Blasters

Channel: Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3.

Streaming: Hotstar, Jio TV.

Highlights: Click Here

Venue: JRD Tata Sports Complex Stadium

MATCH PREVIEW

Jamshedpur FC will look for its first win at home when they take on Kerala Blasters at the JRD Tata Sports Complex Stadium today. Neither team has lost this season, but they’ve drawn quite a few games.  Jamshedpur has strong support at home; tickets were completely sold out in their last game against ATK.

-In the ISL this season, the club has managed to come back from a goal behind and drew games against top opposition like Bengaluru FC and Northeast United. Jamshedpur will rely on Cidoncha, Pablo Morgado, Soosairaj and Mario Arques to create chances as well as score if an opportunity presents itself. Farukh Choudhary scored a good goal in his last outing against NEUFC and will be key considering strikers Tim Cahill and Sumeet Passi have been largely unimpressive.

Kerala Blasters have drawn both their home games against Mumbai City and Delhi Dynamos. Their sole victory came against ATK on their travels and they are playing away from home today. Kerala will rely on Slavisa Stojanovic and Matej Poplatnik to give them momentum going forward. The winger Narzary will service the frontline and Sandesh Jhingan and Lakic-Pesic will be expected to hold fort in defence.

In Kerala Blasters team news, Anas Edathodika is available for selection after serving a three-match suspension.

-Looking at the head to head record from last season, Jamshedpur won at home against Kerala Blasters and drew in the away fixture.

STARTING XI

Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters

MATCH STATS

FULL-TIME: Jamshedpur FC 2-2 Kerala Blasters

92′ – YELLOW CARD (S. Doungel, Kerala Blasters)

91′ – YELLOW CARD (Sanjay Balmuchu, Jamshedpur)

86′ – GOAL 2-2 (CK Vineeth, Assist: S. Doungel, Kerala Blasters)

79′ – SUB (Jamshedpur: Jerry Mawhmingthanga [IN] Farukh Choudhary [OUT])

76′ – SUB (Jamshedpur: Carlos Calvo [IN] Tim Cahill [OUT])

75′ – SUB (Jamshedpur: Sumeet Passi [IN] M. Soosairaj [OUT])

71′ – GOAL 2-1 (Slavisa Stojanovic, Assist: S. Doungel Kerala Blasters)

68′ – SUB (Kerala Blasters: S. Doungel [IN] H. Narzary [OUT])

56′ – YELLOW CARD (Sahal Abdul Samad, Kerala Blasters)

56′ – MISSED PENALTY (Slavisa Stojanovic, Kerala Blasters)

46′ – SUB (Kerala Blasters: Cyril Kali [IN] Kizito Keziron [OUT])

46′ – SUB (Kerala Blasters: Sahal Abdul Samad [IN] Lalruatthara [OUT])

31′ – GOAL 2-0 (Michael Soosairaj, Jamshedpur)

3′ – GOAL 1-0 (Tim Cahill, Assist: S. Cidoncha, Jamshedpur)

Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters

TALKING POINTS

-Tim Cahill scored his first goal of the Indian Super League with a superb header from a corner kick taken by Cidoncha. The goal scored in the third minute to put Jamshedpur up 1-0 was the fastest goal scored in the ISL this season.

-Jamshedpur went up 2-0 with a fantastic goal by Michael Soosairaj who curled his shot in from a difficult angle. The ball curled in from a yard outside the goal post.

-Kerala Blasters were very poor in the first half. In the second half, they came out with a little more verve in their play. They won a penalty, but Stojanovic was denied by a great save from Subrata Paul.

-Manager David James made a couple of inspired substitutions in Sahal Abdul Samad and Seminlen Doungel and both of the players immediately made an impact in Kerala Blasters push to make a comeback in the game. Doungel in particular was involved in both the goals. For the first Kerala Blasters goal, he found Stojanovic who volleyed the ball into the net.

-For the second goal which leveled the scores, Doungel cut inside from the left wing and found CK Vineeth who scores most of his goals late into the second half. Today was no exception as he found the back of the net in the 86th minute.

-Jamshedpur will be bitterly disappointed for not holding onto a 2-0 lead going into halftime at home.  Lacklustre defending led to both the goals with no one marking Stojanovic for his strike and Vineeth easily lost the Jamshedpur defender marking him. Jamshedpur now move into 4th place on the table after this draw.

 

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