Chennaiyin stumble again as they went down 3-1 Jamshedpur FC
Jamshedpur FC heaped more misery on defending champions Chennaiyin FC by inflicting a 3-1 loss in a Hero Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Sunday.
Pablo Morgado fired Jamshedpur into the lead (14´) before Carlos Calvo doubled their advantage (29´). Raphael Augusto pulled one back in the second half (68´) before Mario Arques (72´) restored the two-goal lead and ensured all three points for the home side.
Cesar ´Ferrandos men have now climbed to third on the points table while Chennaiyin remains ninth.
As expected, it was Jamshedpur who saw more of the ball in the initial stages. They were rewarded in the 14th minute with a delightful strike by Morgado. A free-kick by Carlos Calvo was headed clear by Mailson Alves and the ball reached as far as Morgado. The Spaniard whacked the ball into the back of the net from 30 yards out, giving Karanjit Singh no chance whatsoever.
They had another chance when Arques headed over from a corner as he was allowed a free header inside the box.
Jamshedpur earned a penalty in the 28th minute when Sumeet Passi was brought down inside the box by Jerry Lalrinzuala. This was after Michael Soosairaj´s right footed shot was punched by Karanjit only for Passi to be fouled. Calvo successfully converted from the spot to make it 2-0 for the home team.
The visitors never really tested Subrata Paul in goal as Jamshedpur totally dominated the proceedings.
In the second half, John Gregory made a change as he brought on Nondomba Singh for Jerry. However, the first opportunity of the second period fell for Passi as he broke the offside trap and got into a one-on-one situation but his effort was just about kept out by Karanjit.
Although Chennaiyin improved their ball retention in the second half, they struggled to carve open the Jamshedpur defense. Gregory eventually threw caution to the winds and introduced Carlos Salom to replace Inigo Calderon.
Just after the hour mark, Nelson was brought down inside the box by a combination of Bikash Jairu and Raju Gaikwad and the referee pointed at the spot. Raphael Augusto sent Paul the wrong way to pull one back.
Tim Cahill should have added his name on the scoresheet in the 70th minute when his shot was blocked by Eli Sabia for a corner. From the ensuing flag-kick, Arques´ header saw Karanjit fumble and allow the ball to sneak into his own net.
Though Thoi Singh had a late chance to pull a goal back, Paul was up to the task as the hosts coasted to their third win of the season.
Full-time: Jamshedpur FC 3-1 Chennaiyin FC
90: Five minutes added on
83: Substitution for Jamshedpur, Michael Soosairaj OFF Mohammad Mobashir Rahman IN
82: Yellow card Gregory Nelson
73: Substitution for Chennaiyin, Anirudh Thapa OFF Khangebam Thoi Singh IN
71: Goal! Raju Eknanth Gaikwad scores for Jamshedpur FC
68: Penalty Goal!! Raphael Augusto Santos Da Silva scores for Chennaiyin
65: Substitution for Chennaiyin, Inigo Calderon OFF Carlos Daniel Salom Zulema IN
62: Substitution for Jamshedpur, Pablo Morgado OFF Tim Cahill IN
55: Yellow card Farukh Choudhary
53: Substitution for Jamshedpur, Sumeet Passi OFF Farukh Choudhary IN
46: Substitution for Chennaiyin, Jerry Lalrinzuala Ngasepam Tondonba Singh IN
46: Second half kick-off
Half-time: Jamshedpur FC 2-0 Chennaiyin FC
45: Three minutes added time
30: Yellow card Carlos Calvo Sobrado
29: Penalty Goal!! Carlos Calvo scores for Jamshedpur FC
14: Goal! Pablo Morgado scores for Jamshedpur FC
1: First half kick-off
Chennaiyin subs: Sanjiban Ghosh (GK), Andrea Orlandi, Thoi Singh, Carlos Salom, Mohammed Rafi, Tondonba Singh, Zohmingliana Ralte.
Chennaiyin Line-up: Karanjit Singh (GK), Gregory Nelson, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Eli Sabia, Inigo Calderon, Anirudh Thapa, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Raphael Augusto, Mailson Alves (C), Germanpreet Singh, Francisco Fernandes.
Jamshedpur FC subs: Subhasish Roy (GK), Jerry Mawhmingthanga, Mobashir Rahman, Farukh Choudhary, Tim Cahill, Karan Amin, Pratik Chowdhary.
Jamshedpur FC Line-up: Subrata Paul (GK), Raju Gaikwad, Tiri (C), Mario Arques, Pablo Morgado, Sumeet Passi, Robin Gurung, Carlos Calvo, Bikash Jairu, Memo, Michael Soosairaj.