Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of this evening's Mumbai City FC vs Jamshedpur FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash being played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.

Missed the match? Catch the talkaways in our match recap

 

Post-Match Comments

Des Buckingham, the MCFC Head Coach: The way we played, the way we defended the ball, I was really pleased with it. We stood tall and made sure we secured a win. Igor showed what type of a poacher and finisher he can be and Catatau has shown what a substitute should do."

Owen Coyle, the JFC Head Coach: " We were always in the game. You don'rt have to gift them goals. The first goal was the softest goal I'd seen in my life. We are disappointed that we came her after a recovery and the next one wil be a tough one, but I am happy that we did not gift goals."

Greg Stewart, JFC Midfielder: "I feel what I can do is create chances for my teammates and if we can take the positives on to the next game. The first half was very disappointing ad we wil take the positives on to the next game. We gave the respect we give to any team to MCFC, we presses, but if you give three goals in the first half, it is disapoointing."

Igor Angulo, MCFC forward: "We are very good so far. We've played five games and won four. I feel comfortable with the MCFC team and the new coach. The message was to continue like the first half, but O think we were a bit relaxed in the first minutes of the second half and we conceded two goals , but we were happy to win and (score the) last goal."

Cassio Gabriel, the Hero of the Match: "Its great to score goals, give assists, but the most important were the three points. Chennaiyin (MCFC's next opponent) is a good team, but we have confidence that we can have (another) great game."

Match Report : ISL 2021-22: Mumbai City FC thrashes Jamshedpur 4-2 to remain on top of the table

Full Time

While Jamshedpur FC found the net twice in the second half with goals from Eli Sabia and Komal Thatal, thee damage was already done in the first half, which was exacerbated by a Catatu goal as Mumbai City FC continues to remain on top of the points table.

Mumbai City FC 4-2 Jamshedpur FC

90+4' Save! Mandar to Jahouh, who passes the ball to Catatau. The brazilian take s a shot which is blocked. A shot from Jahouh follows, which is saved by Rehenesh.

90+3' Greg to Lima and Lima is blocked so he passes the ball wide, but MCFC tracks back to keep the opposition attack at bay

90+2' Mandar Rao Desai makes a run into the box annd his short is deflected out for a corner. Jahouh takes it, which is cleared away and JFC goes in attack

90+1' Substitution for Mumbai City FC! IN: Gurkirat Singh Out: Bipin Singh

89' Nawaz kicks the ball out for MCFC, and Bipin and Jahouh try to build up and attack and Apuia is fouled by Alex Lima - a frustrating night for the Men of Steel

86' JFC playing completely on the frontfoot, with Anas heading the ball in the Mumbai Half as Stewart takes the ball and his shot is headed away by Fall. The MCFC captain has been very firm in front of the goal tonight

84' Save! Jahouh's free kick is saved by Rehenesh and JFC makes a run into the Mumbai box with Lima having the ball, finds the gap between three defenders and shoots as Nawaz grabs the ball to make a crucial save

82' Bipin makes a run along the right, passes it to Vikram, who is chased by Ricky to contain the buildup and he is pulled down for a foul.

79' Chance! Another aerial cross from Jordan for Valskis and his header is just off target. JFC is giving its all for a comeback

78' Greg Stewart's free kick is intercepted by Mourtada Fall, who heads the ball out and then is crosed in again by Stewart, which is again blocked by Fall

75' After the cooling break, play resumes. Jordan Murray has replaced Komal Thatal while Anas has come on in place of Hartley as Jamshedpur looks for a comeback

73' Catatau has scored all his three goals in the Isl this season, coming on as a substitute. Meanwhile, Hartley looks to be struggling and he might be replaced as MCFC looks increasingly dangerous in attack

70' GOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Super-sub Catatau gets the ball on the right and takes a shot from a narrow angle and the ball slips in to make it 4-2 for MCFC

Mumbai City FC 4-2 Jamshedpur FC

68' Substitution for MCFC ! Catatau replaced MCFC's third goal scorer Igor Angulo

68' Free Kick! MCFC had the most goals from set pieces last season. However, Jahouh's kick runs into the wall and is cleared eventually

64' Save! Vikram Singh makes a run, beats JFC defenders and goes on, only to be stopped by Renthlei in the last second

63' Double substitution for JFC this time! Ishan Pandita is replaced by Valskis and Narender Gehlot replaces goalscorer Eli Sabia

61' Substitution for Mumbai city FC! Vikram Singh, who scored two goals for MCFC, is subbed on for Raynier Fernandes

58' Jamshedpur FC has made a stunning comeback into the game and the Mumbai City camp looks a tad nervous! The Islanders are now holding on to a slender one goal lead. And mind you, Jamshedpur is yet to bring on its main strikers in Nerijus Valskis and Jordan Murray!

55' ELI SABIA SCORES FOR JAMSHEDPUR! The Red Miners score another goal against the run of play and Sabia is on the scoresheet for only the third time in his ISL career! A ball from the right takes a touch off Bheke and Pandita gets a shot that strikes the post. The crossbar lands for Sabia, who coolly slots it home.

50' That goal has created a world of difference in Jamshedpur's fluidity and energy on the pitch. The Red Miners are threading passes well and are finding spaces ahead with ease. Mumbai City seems to be in a bit of a spot now.

48' GOAAAAL! Komal Thatal brings Jamshedpur back into the game! It comes off a really good break of play as Stewart makes a run down the right and picks the right pass to find Thatal in the centre. The youngster controls it well and makes room for himself before curling it between two defenders and past the 'keeper. The Jamshedpur comeback is truly on!

46' The action resumes at Fatorda. Can Jamshedpur make a comeback in the match?

Off we go in the second half.

Half Time

The defending champions began attacking from the world go and a errors from the goalkeeper and the defence (Eli Sabia) cost the Red Miners two goals. Igor Angulo increased the lead further with a left-footed stunner.

Mumbai City FC 3-0 Jamshedpur FC

45+1' Chance on the other end! Ishan Pandita passes the ball to Sabia, who takes a shot, which whizzes past the goal. That ball was travelling end-to-end stuff this

45' Save! Cassio makes a run on the other end, beats the JFC defence, cuts in from the right and passes it for Angulo, whose shot is saved by Rehenesh

44' Chance! Hartley to Ricky on the right and his cross was almost met by Ishan Pandita as he is intercepted by Bheke

41' With the goal Igor Angulo remains the highest goalscorer in the league with five goals. Harthley to Stewart which goes to the right wing, where MCFC had people marked.

39' Mumbai city Fc back to dominating possession, with little passes in the defensive line and eventually JFC snatches the ball, and pronay Halder's pass goes out of a play for a throw in

37' Komal Thatal plays a one-two with Sabia and then he gives a through ball, which was too much for the wings to track

35' In the other end, Mumbai City FC's Jahouh flies in a ball on the right and the cross that follows is cleared away by Sabia

34' Jamshedpur tryes to play in aerial long balla, buut Mourtada Fall, the MCFC captain, is their to head it away

32' After deliberations in the drinks break, the players are back in action, with a goal kick from Reghenesh and a foul on Stewart follows

29' Save on the other side! Jamshedpur march forward, pass the ball in the front and Thatal, after taking control of the ball, takes a shot, which is saved by Nawaz this time.

28' Save! Mumbai City FC feed in another long ball for Angulo who strikes it, but Rehenesh stops it this time

26' Jahouh runs into Stewart and the JFC midfielder gets down with an injury, and gets back on his feet eventually

24' GOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Angulo takes the ball in the box, turns to his left and buries the ball in the net to make it 3-0 for MCFC

Mumbai City FC 3-0 Jamshedpur FC

 

22' Greg Stewart makes a run in the midfield, beats the defenders and passes it for Lima, who is blocked well and his shot is cleared away

20' Mumbai City FC marches forward with three men in the front, Jahou passes the ball to Bipin, who is dispossessed and Jamshedpur goes on the attack on the other end. MCFC has five blue shirts in its box to defend

17' GOOAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! Jamshedpur's defence is caught napping as  Angulo makes a run on the right, takes the ball from Sabia and passes it to Bipin, who makes it 2-0 for Mumbai

Mumbai City FC 2-0 Jamshedpur FC

15' Mumbai City is dominating possession in the first 15 minutes of the game with 65 percent while Jamshedpur tries to make forward runs along the flanks

12' Free Kick! Greg Stewart and Thatal take positions to take the kick and Thatal goes for it, which just flies across the goal

11' Mandar tries to cut in along the left, but JFC intercepts the ball and Komal Thatal is brought down just outside the box with Apuia booked for the foul

7' Chance! Jahou gives a through ball that penetrates the Jamshedpur defence and Angulo chases it, with the flag down, but is beaten by Rehensh, who clears the ball away

5' Save! Action on the other end with Stewart receiving Hartley pass, turning and taking a shot, which is stopped by the MCFC keeper

3' GOOOOOOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLL!!!! An error from Rehenesh gives MCFC an early lead with a shot form Cassio that goes into the net

Mumbai City FC 1-0 Jamshedpur FC

7:31 pm: Kick off!

Jamshedpur FC (in its Red home kit) starts from the right to left while Mumbai City FC starts in its home kit as well (white and blue kit) from the other end.

7:25 pm: The players are out on the ground with Owen Coyle going with a 4-4-1-1 formation while Mumbai City FC will start with a 4-2-3-1 shape.

7:08 pm: When the two sides met last time, Jamshedpur FC got the better of Mumbai City FC with a 2-0 win in the second half.

JFC vs MCFC Highights

6:48 pm: Mumbai City FC has made one change from its last match with Vikram Singh out and Raynier Fernandes in.

Jamshedpur FC has made two changes, wherein Seimeinlen Doungel and Nerijus Valskis have been replaced by Alex Lima and Ishan Pandita respectively.

6:33 pm: Confirmed Line-ups: With both the teams arrived in the stadium, the starting line-ups for the match are out.

Mumbai City FC Starting XI: Mohammad Nawaz; Mandar Rao Dessai, Mourtada Fall, Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade; Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia Ralte; Bipin Singh, Raynier Fernandes, Cassio; Igor Angulo

Jamshedpur FC Starting XI: TP Rehenesh; Laldinliana Renthlei, Eli Sabia, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma; Jitendra Singh, Alex Lima, Pronay Halder, Komal Thatal; Ishan Pandita, Greg Stewart.

6:15 pm: Defending champion, Mumbai City FC, and Jamshedpur FC are placed first and second on the table and a win for Jamshedpur here will take it on top - two points clear of Mumbai, while Mumbai's win will increase its lead further with a four point cushion over the Red Miners.

Here's the ISL points table in full -

ISL 2021-22 Points Table: Jamshedpur FC wins League Winners's Shield for the first time

6:00 pm: Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC have met eight times, wherein Jamshedpur won four times and Mumbai City FC won twice. The Red Miners lead the goal tally with 12 goals with Mumbai City FC scoring eight goals in all the clashes.

5:45 pm: Predicted Line-ups: Here is how we think the two sides will line up for tonight's game.

Mumbai City FC predicted XI: Mohammad Nawaz; Mandar Rao Dessai, Mourtada Fall, Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade; Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia Ralte; Bipin Singh, Vikram Pratap Singh, Cassinho; Igor Angulo

Jamshedpur FC predicted XI: TP Rehenesh; Laldinliana Renthlei, Eli Sabia, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma; Seiminlen Doungel, Alex Lima, Jitendra Singh, Komal Thatal; Nerijus Valskis, Greg Stewart.

MATCH PREVIEW: Mumbai City, Jamshedpur FC look to extend winning run

Defending champion Mumbai City FC will have its task cut out when it takes on high-flying Jamshedpur FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Thursday.

Mumbai had a good start to the season under new coach Des Buckingham, currently sitting at the top of the points table.

After a shock defeat to Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City registered back-to-back wins, including a 5-1 hammering of arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan.

But Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur is snapping at its heels and is placed second having eight points from four games.

The Islanders have been at their aggressive best, something they adopted from previous coach Sergio Lobera’s coaching manual.

Igor Angulo has been in red-hot form for Mumbai, scoring four goals so far. Buckingham's men have netted the most number of goals this season and barring the game against Hyderabad FC, they have looked like an intimidating unit.

Buckingham, though, is not getting carried away.

"It's a good start and that's all. It doesn't matter where you are in the league right now, it's about where you finish," said the former Melbourne City assistant coach.

Mumbai has conceded two goals in the last two outings despite winning by 3-1 and 5-1 margins.

Buckingham said as a unit, he would love to see his side keep a clean sheet but at the same time, he would not change the way they play.

"We would love to win every game with a clean sheet. But we want to play an expansive game of football and in an exciting way. I would not want to change that." Jamshedpur, on the other hand, have looked their part this season, staying unbeaten in four games.

Coyle's charges were unstoppable against ATK Mohun Bagan in their previous match, not letting last year's finalists settle down into any kind of rhythm.

"We have a group of players who work their socks off and have quality. The boys are always hungry to do well for the club, for themselves and our fans which is very important," said Coyle.

Asked about his Indian players doing well, Coyle said: "They are working very hard and the foreign players are helping them. It's nice to see young players doing well." Jitendra Singh was excellent against ATK Mohun Bagan, pulling the strings expertly in the middle of the park.

Jamshedpur FC can take heart from the fact that it and NorthEast United were the only two teams to stay unbeaten against Mumbai in the last ISL.

The first game between the sides ended in a 1-1 draw while Jamshedpur ran out 2-0 winners in the second game.

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