Anirudh Thapa First Indian Goalscorer This Season As Chennaiyin Beat Jamshedpur 2-1 | Football News

Anirudh Thapa First Indian Goalscorer This Season As Chennaiyin Beat Jamshedpur 2-1 | Football News

November 24, 2020 Off By admin

Anirudh Thapa’s early strike coupled with a penalty from Esmael Goncalves (26”) gave Chennaiyin FC a 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC within the Indian Super League (ISL) on the Tilak Maidan in Goa¬†on Tuesday. Last season’s golden boot winner Nerijus Valskis (37”) pulled one again however a string of misses ensured that Jamshedpur boss Owen Coyle began the season with a defeat to the crew he managed final season.

Thapa acquired the sport off to an electrifying begin, scoring within the very first minute. Rafael Crivellaro gained the ball and located Goncalves on the fitting flank.

His low cross was powered into the web by the midfielder, the exuberance of his celebration matching that of his end.

The subsequent couple of minutes made it evident what kind of a recreation this was going to be. Jamshedpur’s English defender Peter Hartley wasted a golden alternative to attract his crew stage within the seventh minute and headed a free-kick extensive off.

Three minutes later, Goncalves discovered himself one on one with opposing custodian TP Rehenesh however failed to search out the goal.

Lallianzuala Chhangte missed an opportunity to attain within the 20th minute. His first contact, as he acquired Crivellaro’s glorious move, took the ball away and the next effort was pushed behind by Rehenesh.

But he made amends 5 minutes later, drawing a push from Isaac Vanmalsawma contained in the field and profitable a penalty. Goncalves didn’t make a mistake from the spot.

Chennaiyin loved a spell of domination quickly after the second aim. With Hartley off injured, Jamshedpur’s defence appeared to be there for the taking.

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But a well-recognized face had completely different concepts. In the 37th minute, Valskis headed in Jackichand Singh’s cross and reacted with folded fingers, nearly as if he was apologising to followers of his former crew.

The second half began off the place the primary had left off with each groups creating possibilities within the first ten minutes.

Chennaiyin ahead Jakub Sylvestr wasted the perfect of them, firing a Chhangte cross over the bar. At the opposite finish, Jamshedpur had been pushing exhausting for the equaliser.


Stephen Eze ought to have headed dwelling within the 64th minute however missed the goal whereas Jackichand did not capitalise on an error by Chennaiyin keeper Vishal Kaith 4 minutes later.

Jamshedpur had been left to rue their misses as Chennaiyin held on for the win.

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