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Jamshedpur FC fire four past Chennaiyin FC; climb up to the second spot

Jamshedpur FC delivered a comprehensive 1-4 victory over Chennaiyin FC in Match 96 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco, Goa. This win keeps them in the battle for the top four spots.

Three first-half goals by Ritwik Das (23’), Boris Singh (33’), and Daniel Chukwu (40’) and an early second-half own goal by Deepak Devrani (46’) sealed the victory for JFC. Nerijus Valskis (62’) got a consolation goal for CFC.

The Men of Steel started off in blistering fashion. They created numerous chances in the opening minutes of the game.

Boris Singh, Ritwik Das, and Daniel Chukwu had chances to put JFC into the lead but they failed to convert the opportunities.

In the 23rd minute, Ritwik Das tapped in the first goal of the game after a goal-line clearance by Chennaiyin FC.

Minutes later, Daniel Chukwu had another chance to score, when he was through on goal, but his shot went straight at CFC goalkeeper Debjit Majumder.

Then, Boris Singh took his chance in the 33rd minute through Greg Stewart who delivered it on a plate for Singh as the former slotted the ball into the back of the net to double JFC’s lead.

Daniel Chukwu finally got his goal in the 40th minute. His shot went in the bottom left corner and ended a half of misery for Syed Sabir Pasha’s men.

However, the second half wasn’t any different. Mere seconds after the resumption of play, Jamshedpur FC netted another goal. Greg Stewart took a shot from outside the box that deflected off Deepak Devrani and found the back of the net.

In the 60th minute, Ritwik Das took a shot from the edge of the box and it went narrowly wide of the post.

Chennaiyin FC got themselves a goal with the help of Nerijus Valskis. Ariel Borysiuk took a long-range shot, which was palmed away by TP Rehenesh, but it didn’t have much power and fell to Valskis who rippled it past the net.

As the match progressed, both sides struggled to create chances and were wasteful in the final third.

Germanpreet Singh and Anirudh Thapa took long-range shots but neither player was able to score.

In the dying stages of the game, CFC continued to have opportunities to score but they failed to convert any of those chances.

The match ended in JFC’s favour, and they deservedly took home all three points.

This result takes Owen Coyle’s men to second in the Hero ISL table, while Chennaiyin FC remains eighth and are unable to qualify for the semi-finals.

The Marina Machans take on Kerala Blasters FC in their next match on Saturday whereas Jamshedpur FC will lock horns with NorthEast United FC on Friday. The Men of Steel would want to continue their good run of form and challenge for the top spot in the league table.

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