ISL: Jamshedpur edge Mumbai 2-1 to boost playoff chances

Updated: Feb 02, 2018, 11:57 IST | PTI

Jamshedpur FC strengthened their chances of qualifying for the Indian Super League semi-finals as they shocked Mumbai City FC 2-1 here yesterday

Jamshedpur FC players celebrate a goal against Mumbai City FC during an Indian Super League match yesterday. pic/Sportzpics
Jamshedpur FC players celebrate a goal against Mumbai City FC during an Indian Super League match yesterday. pic/Sportzpics

Jamshedpur FC strengthened their chances of qualifying for the Indian Super League semi-finals as they shocked Mumbai City FC 2-1 here yesterday. Jamshedpur were second best to Mumbai City for long spells, particularly in the second session, but in the end they ran away with three points at the Mumbai Football Arena.

The visitors took the lead after Sanju Pradhan turned the ball into his own goal in the 37th minute. Mumbai equalised through Everton Santos in the 79th minute. But just when it seemed like the match was heading for a draw, substitute Bikash Jairu scored with six minutes left to be played to hand Jamshedpur an important win. This victory propelled Jamshedpur to the top four for the first time this season. The debutants now have 22 points from 14 matches and are placed fourth.

However, this was Jamshedpur's 14th match — the most by any team in the league so far. Mumbai City are now placed sixth with 17 points from 13 matches and this defeat will definitely dent their playoff chances.

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