ISL 2021-22 Odisha FC vs Jamshedpur FC Highlights: Stewart heroics lead to JFC's 4-0 thumping of OFC

OFC vs JFC Score: Stewart's hat-trick and Hartley's opening goal lead to Jamshedpur FC securing a dominant 4-0 victory against Odisha FC.

Greg Stewart (left) has scored a first half hat-trick against Odisha FC.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Odisha FC vs Jamshedpur FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa. This was Aneesh Dey  bringing you all the pre-match buildup and live updates from the match.

That is all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will see you tomorrow when Mumbai City FC plays Chennaiyin FC at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Fatorda. Goodnight and take care.

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Post-match comments!!

Owen Coyle (Jamshedpur FC head coach): "I am happy with both the clean sheet and the score. We could have scored more. We had wonderful chances. Odisha FC is a good and dynamic side. But we knew if we kept our defensive shape we could beat them. Today everyone played their part. We have some big games coming up and we have to capitalise and pick all three points from them."

Peter Hartley (Jamshedpur FC captain): "Today we had a very hard game. We need to learn from our mistakes. This is football. We need to forget about this game and focus on the next game. Congratulations to Jamshedpur FC. They played really well and killed the game in the first half."

Victor Mongil (Odisha FC): "Today we had a very hard game. We need to learn from our mistakes. This is football. We need to forget about this game and focus on the next game. Congratulations to Jamshedpur FC. They played really well and killed the game in the first half."

Greg Stewart (Hero of the Match): ""Last week, we conceded three goals after the first half so it feels nice to be on the other side. It also feels nice to get a clean sheet. This is an important win and I am delighted for the boys. It is too early to look at the league table. Right now, it is just about keeping our composure and I am just happy for my team."

Greg Stewart's hat-trick and Peter Hartley's opening goal proved enough as Jamshedpur FC thrashed Odisha FC 4-0 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa.

After the Men of Steel ended the first half with a 4--0 lead, it was predicted it would add more in the second half but surprisingly, the second 45 minutes remained goalless.

Odisha FC tried to come back into the match but Owen Coyle's men held their composure to keep the clean sheet.

This win sees Jamshedpur FC climb to second with 11 points, one behind topper Mumbai City, which takes on Chennaiyin FC tomorrow. Odisha FC slips down to fourth.

Full-time (Odisha FC 0-4 Jamshedpur FC)!!

90+6' Close- Valskis gets his head as the ball is swung in from the corner. His effort isn't too far away from goal.

90+5' Ritwik attempts a cross from the left but it is blocked as the ball goes out for a corner.

90+2' Odisha tries to create an opening but Krasniqi's pass is overhit and it is a JFC throw-in.

Five additional minutes!!

89' JFC Subs- Eli Sabia and Ritwik Das replace Peter Hartley and Komal Thatal.

88' Chance- A great ball floated inside the box from an OFC freekick. The ball finds Jonathas who should have headed it inside the goal but cannot get a good connection. Sums up Odisha's night.

87' It is a good delivery by Javi from the corner. The ball is played straight back to him. Javi attempts a shot but it is blocked.

86' An Odisha cross from the left. It takes a deflection and goes out for a corner.

83' Odisha looks to be completely out of creativity. Right now, it's all about not conceding more.

80' Shot- Valskis' initial shot from the freekick hits the wall. The rebound falls to Stewart. He takes a shot from long-distance but it is miles off-target.

79' Jordan Murray is brought down by Vinit Rai. He is lucky to escape a yellow there.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

74' Lalruatthara brings down Boris on the right. It is a foul. However, his subsequent reaction kicking straight at Boris' hand has invited protest from JFC players.

73' OFC Sub- Nikhil Raj comes in for Paul Ramfangzauva.

73' Shot- Another chance for JFC to counter. Murray moves forward with the ball. He had many passing options on either side but decides to go for the shot. His shot is blocked.

70' Shot- An inspirational run from Boris. He makes his way from the right flank into the OFC box, going past a handful of OFC defenders. He shoots across goal. His shot is inches from going in.

68' Murray breaks and tries to initiate a JFC counter-attack but he is brought down. A tactical foul by OFC.

67' Save- OFC's Zuala shoots on the volley from outside the box. He catches it well and forces a save out of Rehenesh.

65' JFC Subs- Jordan Murray and Boris Singh replace Jitendra Singh and Len Doungel.

64' OFC Sub- Liridon Krasniqi replaces Aridai.

64' A good delivery by Hernandez from an OFC freekick to Rehenesh's back-post. However, the away team does well to clear any impending danger.

63' The tempo of the match has taken a visible dip. Just needs a spark to up the tempo again.

60' Booking- JFC's Doungel shown yellow for his ill-timed challenge on Bora.

60' JFC has slightly retreated into is own half. It is not keeping a high-line like the first half, which is allowing Odisha time and space to play out from defence.

57' A long diagonal by Isak, which is chased by Jonathas. The weight of the pass is too much and the ball goes out for a JFC goalkick.

54' A nice delivery into the box, which is initially cleared by OFC. The loose ball is there for the taking and Thatal takes a shot, which is blocked. The rebound is then skied by JFC. The chance goes begging.

53' Booking- Peter Hartley sees yellow. It is his third of the season.

52' Thatal is brought down by Bora right outside the box. It is a very good freekick position for JFC.

49' Shot- Aridai shoots at goal while being surrounded by three JFC players. His shot is blocked as JFC regains possession.

48' Chance- A well-constructed move by Jamshedpur. Thatal drives a cross in from the left, Stewart with the dummy and Valskis with a chance to shoot but he cannot get his shot away.

46' JFC Sub- Pronay Haldar comes in for Alexandre Lima.

46' OFC Subs- Javier Hernandez, Gaurav Bora and Lalhrezuala Sailung replace Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Hector Rodas and Hendry Antonay.

We are back for the second-half!!

HT: OFC 0-4 JFC

An absolute hammering here for Odisha! Stewart and Co. have waltzed through a near invisible Odisha defence with a sensational flurry of attack. Owen Coyle will be delighted with this dazzling first-half performance. Will they pile on the misery even further in the second-half?

45' Yellow Card for Hendry. Just at the stroke of half-time Hendry gets a booking and the referee also signs for two added minutes.

39' Is that a penalty there? Another dangerous from Stewart has him move into the box swiftly. He aims to cut past Lalruatthara who puts a leg out as Stewart goes down. Seems like Stewart's caught off-balance even before coming in contact with the defender.

35' GOOAAAAL!! HAT-TRICK FOR STEWART! Odisha is put to complete disarray here. A seamless run through the right flank and Stewart zips the past defence to slot the ball to the right of Kamaljit and records a sensational first-half hat-trick!

33' Possession Stat: Odisha FC: 56% Jamshedpur FC- 44% (Despite enjoying more possession, the Kalinga Warriors not doing enough with it).

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

31' Shot- Valskis with a brilliant chance to make it four for JFC. He had a clear shot at goal but his shot misses the goal by almost a foot.

29' Shot- A good move by Odisha. Jonathas slips a beautiful pass to Jerry who completely balloons his shot. He could not catch that well.

27' OFC trying to create an opening to penetrate the JFC defence but Owen Coyle's men are maintaining their compact shape. 

25' Shot- Aridai shoots from distance hoping to catch Rehenesh out but it is an easy catch for the JFC keeper.

23' Greg Stewart's second goal and Jamshedpur FC's third was the 100th goal of the season. What a beautiful goal to reach the landmark.

21' GOAAAALLLLL!!!!! GREG STEWART SCORES HIS SECOND!! THREE FOR JAMSHEDPUR!! Greg Stewart cannot seem to do anything wrong right now. He curls the ball around Odisha FC's wall and it flies into the back of the net past a helpless Kamaljit.

21' Stewart is brought down again and it is a JFC freekick in a dangerous area, 22 yards from goal.

20' Shot- Stewart sets up Jitendra for a shot and he obliges from long-distance. He connects well but the shot is blocked.

18' A game has a wonderful tempo to it as both teams are playing expansive attacking football. Odisha FC players gradually finding their foot in the game.

16' Aridai slips a deft pass to Jonathas but it has too much weight and misses the latter by a whisker.

14' Stewart whips the ball in with a low-driven shot. It goes out of play off a OFC player. Corner to JFC.

13' Stewart brought down in a dangerous area and JFC has a good chance to make it three inside 15 minutes from the freekick.

12' JFC keeper Rehenesh and OFC's Jerry both try to go for the ball after it was floated inside Jamshedpur's box from the left. Rehenesh gets the ball but seems to have taken a knock in the process.

11' JFC looks like scoring everytime it moves forward with the ball. Odisha has still not been able to compose itself after such a rattling start.

9' OFC cannot deal with JFC's attacking brand of football right now. Stewart and Thatal combine, which leads to the former attempting to drive a cross from the left flank but it is intercepted and it is a JFC corner.

7' What a start to the match. Two goals in five minutes and Odisha FC in a world of trouble right now.

4' GOOOAAALLLLL!! JAMSHEDPUR SCORES AGAIN!! ITS GREG STEWART!! Greg Stewart has scored a minute after assisting the first goal. He gets the ball near OFC's penalty-area, turns his defender and curls the ball into the top-corner. That was a golazoo.

3' GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! JAMSHEDPUR SCORES!! ITS PETER HARTLEY!! An early corner for JFC. Greg Stewart delivers a great ball and Hartley uses his aerial prowess to slot the ball inside the net.

2' A positive start to the game with both teams making their intention known of playing attacking football.

1' Kick-off!!

7:30 PM- And we are underway!!

7:15 PM- What are the coaches saying?

Odisha FC head coach Kiko Ramirez on Owen Coyle: "He’s [Owen Coyle] doing a wonderful job at Jamshedpur FC. His team is probably one of the best teams in this season. They have a clear idea of what they have to do when they are on the pitch and are performing really well."

Jamshedpur head coach Owen Coyle on his team's approach against Odisha: "Jamshedpur FC only play one way and that's to win matches. Matches were very respectful of who we play. Absolutely. We recognise the quality, but we don't change. With all due respect. You know, we were a respectful opposition, understanding what they're about, but we have our style of playing. We were playing at a high intensity. We see that we receive the results that can bring when we're at our best. So we have to focus on what we can do at Jamshedpur. If we are our very best, it is a game that we can win, and that's what we have to make sure we have to make sure we're ready to give every ounce of effort with the quality we have to win a tough game against. As I said, a very good Odisha team."

7:00 PM- Key player for both teams!!

Javi Hernandez (Odisha FC): The midfielder has three goals and two assists in four matches. He has also been effective defensively making four tackles, two blocks, three clearances and two interceptions. The Spaniard's ability from dead-ball situations makes him an asset for his team. 

Komal Thatal (Jamshedpur FC): The left-winger almost inspired a comeback against Jamshedpur's last match against Mumbai City FC by scoring a beautiful goal early in the second half. His speed and agility make him a dangerous presence in the flanks.

6:45 PM- Missed yesterday's match between Hyderabad and NorthEast United? We have got your back with our ISL recaps.

 

6:35 PM- Official lineups are put!!

Odisha FC Playing XI: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Hendry Antonay, Hector Rodas, Victor Mongil, Lalruatthara, Paul Ramfangzauva, Vinit Rai (C), Isaac Chhakchhuak, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Aridai Suarez,Jonathas Cristian.

Subs: Ravi (GK), Lalhrezuala, Gaurav, Isak, Javi, Thoiba, Krasniqi, Daneil, nikhil

Coach: Kiko Ramirez

Jamshedpur FC Playing XI: TP Rehenesh (GK), Laldinliana Renthlei, Narender Gahlot, Peter Hartley (C), Ricky Lallawmawma, Jitendra Singh, Alexandre Lima, Seiminlen Doungel, Komal Thatal, Greg Stewart, Nerijus Valskis.

Subs: Pawan, Sabia, Karan, Anas, Boris, Pronay, Rikwik, Murray, Pandita

Coach: Owen Coyle

6:15 PM- Who is your pick for tonight's match?

 

6:00 PM- What is the team news from both the camps?

Odisha FC: Kiko Ramirez informed that Aridai Suarez is fit to play in the upcoming match but he will have to take a final call on his inclusion in the team just before the match.

Jamshedpur FC: Owen Coyle told the media that Peter Hartley suffered a strain in the last match against Mumbai City FC. The club will wait and decide if he’s fit enough to play. As for Jordan Murray and Seiminlen Doungel, Coyle said that both are back in training and are in contention for the game against Odisha FC. However, Mobashir Rahman will need time to recover but he is progressing well.

5:45 PM- Here's how we think the two sides could line up today!!

Odisha FC Predicted XI: Kamaljit Singh (GK), Victor Mongil, Aridai Suarez, Javier Hernandez, Gaurav Bora, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Vinit Rai (C), Hendry Antonay, Lalruatthara, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Liridon Krasniqi.

Jamshedpur FC Predicted XI: TP Rehenesh (GK), Ricky Lallawmawma, Eli Sabia, Laldinliana Renthlei, Peter Hartley (C), Jitendra Singh, Pronay Halder, Komal Thatal, Alexandre Lima, Greg Stewart and Ishan Pandita.

MATCH PREVIEW: Odisha looks to build on promising start to season against Jamshedpur

Odisha FC will aim to build on its promising start to the Indian Super League (ISL) season when it takes on Jamshedpur FC at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco on Tuesday.

Odisha hasn’t been at its convincing best, despite three wins in four matches, that have taken it to second in the table. Fourth-placed Jamshedpur, which was punished in the last outing for its mistakes by a ruthless Mumbai City FC, will be keen to bounce back to establish itself as a serious playoff contender.

While Odisha has scored 11 goals so far, it has let in seven in return, including four against a hapless SC East Bengal. NorthEast United, too, had its chances against Odisha but squandered them before the Juggernauts nicked it late in a 1-0 win.

Having conceded 50 shots in four matches – highest average in the league – head coach Kiko Ramirez will need to work out a way to limit chances against his team. Higher up the pitch, attacking midfielder Javi Hernandez will hold key to unlocking Jamshedpur’s defence.

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Odisha forward Aridai Cabrera was forced off the field with an injury but Ramirez expects to have the Spaniard remain in contention.

Ramirez paid tribute to opposite number Owen Coyle’s work with Jamshedpur since his appointment in 2020. “They are probably one of the best [teams] this season and they have a clear idea of what they are doing on the pitch,” said the Spanish coach.

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Jamshedpur head coach Coyle has fitness concerns heading into the clash with the attacking trio of Nerijus Valskis, Jordan Murray and Seiminlen Doungel, and centre-back Peter Hartley all nursing knocks. Despite the troubles, the team will likely continue to play with a high-intensity approach.

“Jamshedpur only knows how to play in one way and that's to win matches. We’re very respectful of who we play against and we recognise qualities of the opposition, but we don't change our game plan according to the team we’re facing, with all due respect,” said Coyle.

Where to watch?

You can watch the Odisha FC vs Jamshedpur FC match live at 7:30 PM on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.