Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of this evening's Jamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bring you pre-match buildup and updates from the match .
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POST MATCH COMMENTS
Owen Coyle (Jamshedpur FC coach) on the draw: " We played well enough to win the three points. Moving forward, we are going to continue to improve. We think we have firepower. We just need to be more clinical moving forward. I was delighted with the effort and energy."
On Narender Gahlot: "He was feeling something in his ankle so we had to take him off."
Manolo Marquez (Hyderabad FC coach): "Yes, I think the first half was the worst half the team has played since I have been manager. Credit to Jamshedpur but we were horrible. The team didn't work in the first half. In the second half, we played better and a point for us is good. For Owen, maybe it is not so good."
On Edu Garcia : "He should be ready by next game. Let's see how his injury is.
Greg Stewart (Hero of the Match): " Yeah it was a nice feeling to score but a bit disappointing in the end not to take the three points. I felt we created enough chances to win the match and our goalkeeper didn't have much to do but we conceded and it's a draw. We have to take the positives. We have only three days to recover. We are still unbeaten in the league which is something to be positive about."
Bartholomew Ogbeche: "Toughest game we have played until now if I am honest. First 35 minutes we were not in the game and got choked. We could not get five passes going. We were happy to get back into the locker room, got some hairdresser by the coach. We came back stronger in the second half."
FULL-TIME (JAMSHEDPUR FC 1-1 HYDERABAD FC)
90+2' BOOKING- HFC's Laldinliana sees yellow.
90+2' Saviero dinks a nice ball inside the box from the freekick but Sabia does well to clear it.
90+1' End to end play by both teams. HFC counters well but Laldingliana brings down Saviero and it is a set-piece threat to deal with for JFC.
Three additional minutes!!
89' Boris Singh delivers a cross from the right flank but his cross is too deep to find any of his JFC teammates. Kattimani catches it easily.
87' HFC SUB- Nikhil Poojary replaces Yasir. It does not look good for Yasir as he carried out of the pitch on a stretcher.
83' BOOKING- HFC skipper Joao Victor becomes the latest player to see yellow.
81' CHANCE- Pandita immediately involved in the action. He attempts a shot from the edge of the box but the ball takes a bobble right before his shot and rolls out out play. He does not get the connection he would have wanted.
80' JFC SUB- Ishaan Pandita replaces Doungel.
80' BOOKINGS - Pronay Haldar sees yellow for elbowing Rohit Danu. Stewart also goes into the book for protesting Pronay's yellow card.
79' CHANCE- Chinglesana Singh with a good chance as he gets a header away from a HFC corner. But his header was nowhere near goal.
77' HFC SUB- Javier Siverio comes on for Chianese.
76' Match resumes!!
75' Match halts for a drinks break!!
75' A nice move by Hyderabad FC ends with Ogbeche setting up Souvik for a shot but he takes too much time to pull the trigger. Sabia takes the ball of him and is fouled by Souvik in his attempt to get the ball back.
71' JFC SUBS- Pronay Halder and skipper Peter Hartley comes on for Narender Gahlot and Alexandre Lima. Owen Coyle using the experienced players in his arsenal.
71' Valskis attempts a low-cross from the left. Stewart is the intended target but the cross is intercepted.
69' HFC SUB- Souvik Chakrabarti comes on for Hitesh.
67' Nothing comes from it-- it is a HFC freekick for a foul inside the box after the ball was played in by Stewart.
65' Rohit Danu ends up fouling Stewart as both went for the ball. JFC freekick in a dangerous area.
63' Hyderabad FC with a dangerous counter as it clears the ball from its own half. The danger is thwarted by Eli Sabia who outs in a wonderful tackle on Chianese.
60' Stewart delivers a nice final-third ball to Valskis. He whips in a flat delivery but it is put out of play by Kattimani.
59' JFC SUB- Boris Singh comes in for Thatal.
57' GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! HYDERABAD EQUALISES!! WHO ELSE BUT BART OGBECHE!! A great move by Hyderabad. Ogbeche played a wonderful one-two with Joao Victor, goes past a JFC player and slots it home with a composed finish. Rehenesh stood there like a spectator.
55' SHOT- Stewart had acres of space in front of HFC's box. He slips a wonderful cut-back to Valskis on the right. The Lithuanian forward shoots but hits the side-netting.
54' SHOT- It was a howler of a shot by JFC's Ricky there. Stewart's corner is headed out by Ogbeche and lands straight to Ricky but he makes a mess of it as the ball swings away from goal and goes out of play.
52' KEY STAT: Hyderabad FC has scored 77% of its goals in the second half under Marquez. So statistics in favour of the away team.
48' CHANCE- Joao Victor floats a nice ball inside the box. Ogbeche leaps and gets his header away but it is not on target.
46' HFC SUB- Rohit Danu comes on for Aniket. Can he score after coming from the bench again? He did it against Mumbai City FC.
WE ARE BACK FOR THE SECOND HALF!!
HALF TIME: JFC 1-0 HFC
How good a finish was that from Stewart! Jamshedpur earned its reward for a dogged first-half. Stewart was at the heart of the charge from the onset as he troubled the Hyderabad defence on a couple of occasions from the right flank before stunning it with a late first-half goal. HFC has its task cut out in the second-half. Manuel Marquez's men will aim to make amends and create more chances up front in the JFC box if they are to tilt the scales from here.
40' - GOOOOALLL! A pearler from Greg Stewart! He waltzes past Victor and Juanan to drive into the box before unleashing a cracking curler off his weak foot. The ball swishes past Kattimani to the top right! Sensational play there from the Scot to put JFC in the lead.
35' - A fine pass from Chianese to the far right and Ashish Rai gets across to zip past the defender. He gets a fine across the line but the ball is too high for Ogbeche who leaps up high. Hyderabad with a couple of quick charges here.
30' Cooling Break: JFC has picked up the pace over the last 10 minutes or so. A couple of good link-ups at the front from Valskis and Stewart has kept the HFC defence on its toes.
27' SHOT- Valskis shoots after a lovely bit of one-two with Stewart. His effort is not too far but Katimani most probably had his goal covered.
25' JFC slowly getting into the game and creating chances of its own. The recent one came through a corner where Doungel got his head to it but the header was not on target.
20' OFF THE POST- How did that not go in? JFC finally finds an out courtesy of Stewart's scintillating run. He carries the ball from the right flank, gets past Hitesh and Juanan and shoots from the edge of the box. Kattimani is well-beaten but the post saves him as the ball goes out of play.
18' Jamshedpur still under pressure by Hyderabad. Marquez's men trying to create that opening but the JFC backline doing a good job in maintaining their line.
16' This is great pressure by Hyderabad. It is choking JFC players in their own half. Right now, the Red Miners cannot find a way out.
13' CLOSE- A great corner by Hyderabad. Juanan meets the ball well with his head but his effort is a whisker away from goal.
13' Yasir delivers a great ball inside the box from a freekick. Chinglesana is there to take a touch but Valskis puts the ball out for a corner.
11' Chianese has a good chance to get inside the JFC box from the left but some great tackling prevents him from doing so. JFC players pegged back in their own half at the moment.
7' The corner led to a HFC counter-attack. It is a good one, which ends with Yasir attempting a cross from the left, which is intercepted.
6' BLOCK- Laldinliana goes on the overlap on the right and attempts a shot from the edge of the bopx. Juanan with an excellent block.
5' JFC has made a few early attempts to penetrate HFC's backline but Marquez's team maintaining its shape at the back quite well at the moment.
2' A lively start to the game- Lima's long-range effort is blocked, which led to a HFC break. It was a great run by Yasir into the final-third but he is ultimately dispossessed.
1' KICK-OFF!! (Joao Victor wins the toss and decides that HFC will kick-start the game. Eli Sabia chooses the side and JFC will be operating from left to right in the first half).
7:30 PM- AND WE ARE UNDERWAY!!!
7:15 PM- Key player for Jamshedpur FC and Hyderabad FC
Nerijus Valskis (JFC): The 34-year-old forward ended his goal drought by scoring a brace against FC Goa in JFC's last match. He already has three goal contributions in two games. If Komal Thatal and Greg Stewart provide proper service, we can expect more goals from the Lithuanian forward.
Bartholomew Ogbeche (HFC): Ogbeche started slow this season missing a handful of chances in HFC's first match but he got his first goal in Hyderabad's 3-1 win against Mumbai City FC. A veteran forward, his clinical finishing in front of goal is an asset for his team.
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Jamshedpur FC Playing XI: TP Rehenesh (GK), Narender Gahlot, Ricky Lallawmawma, Eli Sabia (C), Laldinliana Renthlei, Jitendra Singh, Seiminlen Doungel, Komal Thatal, Alexandre Lima, Nerijus Valskis and Greg Stewart.
Subs: Gurmeet (GK), Dorjee, Pritam, Souvik, Nikhil, Abdul, Aaren, Rohit, Javier
Coach: Owen coyle
Hyderabad FC: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Juanan, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Joao Victor (C), Aniket Jadhav, Yasir Mohammad, Hitesh Sharma, Joel Chianese and Bartholomew Ogbeche.
Subs: Pawan (GK), Laldinpuia, Karan Amin, Hartley, Anas, Boris, Pronay, Ritwik, Pandita
Coach: Manuel Marquez
6:15 PM- Both teams played a goalless draw last season but created enough chances in the match. See how the match panned out.
6:00 PM- Here is how we think the two teams will lineup today!!
Jamshedpur FC Predicted XI (4-3-3): TP Rehenesh (GK); Laldinliana Renthlei, Narender, Peter Hartley (C), Ricky Lallawmawma; Jitendra Singh, Greg Stewart, Alexandre Lima; Seiminlen Doungel, Nerijus Valskis, Komal Thatal.
Hyderabad FC Predicted XI (4-4-2): Laxmikant Kattimani (GK); Ashish Rai, Chinglesana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra; Aniket Jadhav, Hitesh Sharma, Joao Victor (C), Yasir Mohammad; Joel Chianese, Bartholomew Ogbeche.
4:45 PM- Form Guide of both teams heading into today's match.
Jamshedpur FC: Owen Coyle's JFC will come into the match confidently after defeating FC goa 3-1 in its last outing. Nerijus Valskis ended his goal-drought and scored a brace in the match, which is a good sign for the Red Miners. Jordan Murray, who came on as a substitute, also made an impact by scoring with his first involvement in the game.
Hyderabad FC: Manuel Marquez's Hyderabad FC started its campaign with a loss against Chennaiyin FC but made a statement of intent by beating defending ISL champion Mumbai City FC 3-1 in its last match, the first time it has done so in ISL history. Joao Victor, Bart Ogbeche and Rohit Danu were on the scoresheet.
Match Preview: Hyderabad FC kicks-off December with Jamshedpur FC challenge
Coming off a memorable victory over defending champions Mumbai City FC, Hyderabad FC will be raring to go when it takes on in-form Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League game here on Thursday.
The game will be the first of six for Manolo Marquez's men in a hectic December, and incidentally, all of them are scheduled to be played at the same venue.
Currently, in the fourth position, Owen Coyle's Red Miners are fresh from a 3-1 victory over FC Goa and will be high on confidence going into this game.
FC head coach Marquez believes his team is ready for the game but also knows that it will not be an easy one for his side.
"For me, Owen Coyle's team are always tough to face. Last season, both games were very equal and ended in a draw," the coach said.
"This season, they have players who are comfortable playing different styles of football and are happy to play with more possession. They also have a similar squad from last season and for me, they will surely fight for the top-4," he added.
In attack, Jamshedpur has Nerijus Valskis and Jordan Murray, both of whom were on the scoresheet in the last game. The likes of Alex Lima and Greg Stewart also bring in the experience.
Speaking about the opponents, Marquez said, "Jamshedpur is a really strong side. Valskis and Murray are there to finish chances but I think they have high quality all around the pitch.
"Fast wingers, technically good midfielders and experienced defenders; Jamshedpur have a strong squad, a compact team and we will have to work really hard to win this game." Hyderabad FC beat Mumbai City in the last game and will look to carry this momentum on Thursday.
The likes of Joao Victor, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Mohammad Yasir and Hitesh Sharma have all been consistently effective and Marquez has his plans set for the clash.
"Irrespective of the results in the last game, I think the plans will be the same for both sides. We will stick to our style and so will Jamshedpur and I have no doubt that is going to be another close game in the ISL," the Spaniard said, speaking about HFC's approach to their next encounter.
On the team news front, HFC will continue to miss the services of Halicharan Narzary and Sahil Tavora .
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