Ten men Jamshedpur FC held NorthEast United to the goalless draw.
In the second day fixture of the Hero Indian Super League NorthEast United FC played a goalless draw against debutant Jamshedpur FC played at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati. Assam.
NorthEast United kicked off the game and dominated the possession throughout the game. The home side had their chance to take the lead in the 3rd minute of the game when Marcinho had the ball at the 6-yard area but ended up sending the ball above the bar.
Debutant Jamshedpur were struggling to get the momentum on the field. However, newbies worked hard to keep the NorthEast United attack at the bay.
Both the goalkeeper made some brilliant save to keep the scoreboard unchanged. Subrata Paul took the Swift Moment of the Match Award.
Last quarter of the match witnessed some drama happening on the field. Andre Bikey was handed the red card for his high ball challenge and Sameehg Doutie was booked for protesting the referee decision. NorthEast were found clueless to find the loop in Jamshedpur defensive wall in spite of constant attack.
Jamshedpur FC coach Coppell expressed his disappointment with the performance but happy with the away point. "Disappointed with the performance but happy with a point. We started poorly and home side dominant throughout but ended up with a point, which is good at the end," said Coppell.
NorthEast United FC coach Joao Carlos Pires expressed his disappointment with the result. He said, “Its disappointed with the scoreline, we played well and dominated but we could not score. This is just the beginning and we need to work hard."
Abul Hakku was adjudged as the emerging players of the match.
FULL TIME: NorthEast United FC 0-0 Jamshedpur FC
90+1: SHOT! Holicharan Narzary shot from the ranger misses the target!
85: SHOT!! Sameehg Doutie shot from the range is out of the target.
83: CORNER for NorthEast United!
81: CORNER for NorthEast United!
80: Substitution for Jamshedpur FC Yumnam Raju comes IN for Shouvik Ghosh.
78: YELLOW CARD for Sameehg Doutie (Jamshedpur FC)
77: RED CARD for Andre Bikey for his challenge!
76: Substitution for NorthEast United FC Luis Páez comes IN for Marcinho.
72: Substitution for NorthEast United FC Narzary comes IN for Seminlen Doungel
69: Substitution for Jamshedpur FC Farukh Choudhary comes IN for Mehtab Hossain.