Both teams had a chance to move to the summit of the ISL table, but the draw left Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC second and fourth respectively after matchday six in the Indian Super League.
Full-time: Jamshedpur FC 1-1 NorthEast United FC. Panagiotis Triadis cancels out Sergio Castel's 28th-minute strike to share the spoils at the JRD Tata Sports Complex.
90' GOAL! Panagiotis Triadis pokes the ball home and it's the equaliser for NorthEast United FC. Jamshedpur FC defence's flat-footed and pays the price. Quality finishing under pressure from Triadis. Asamoah Gyan beats Tiir to the aerial ball and it drops onto the path of Triadis, who makes no mistake.
89' IS THAT A PENALTY? Wayne Vaz sticks out his leg and brings down Aniket Jadhav inside the area. The referee gets on with the match. Aniket and the Jamshedpur bench can't believe the referee hasn't pointed to the spot.
87' YELLOW CARD! The referee books Robin Gurung for time wasting.
83' Jamshedpur FC's trying to manage time with the wind taken off its sails. NorthEast United FC is the side with the momentum, but it's been under-par in the final third.
77' INJURY and OFF: Sergio Castel is infuriated and punches the turf repeatedly after realising he can't continue following Reagan Singh's strong challenge. The injury is unclear, and he has been replaced by Aniket Jadhav.
75' CHANCE! Jamshedpur FC's Narender Gahlot concedes a corner that's delivered by Lalthathanga Khawlhring, finding Asamoah Gyan, who rises and connects with it but doesn't get the connection he wants and it sails harmlessly over.
72' Martin Chaves tries to find Asamoah Gyan with a whipped cross from NorthEast United left, but it's a little overhit and the ball goes out for goal kick.
68' CHANCE! Tiri with a weak header from a corner, Subasish Roy with a comfortable save.
67' Substitution: Jose Leudo makes way for Maximiliano Barreiro.
66' OHHHH! Memo Moura gives the ball away in a dangerous area but recovers quickly to deny Asamoah Gyan a clear attempt on goal. Gyan's dispossessed but it drops for Lalthathanga Khawlhring, who finds Panagiotis Triadis with a chip into the area. Triadis's touch is heavy and it's another chance that goes abegging.
64' NorthEast United FC's Reagan Singh collects the ball from Jose Leudo and from a good position, tries to pick out Asamoah Gyan or Panagiotis Triadis in the box. Doesn't get the whip he wanted and it's right down Subrata Paul's throat.
61' First substitution of the match: Sumeet Passi replaces C.K. Vineeth, whose involvement has been minimal again.
57' Forwards Panagiotis Triadis and Asamoah Gyan combine and it nearly opens the scoring for NorthEast United FC. Triadis plays a reverse pass onto the path of Gyan, but it's a touch overhit and Subrata Paul rushes off his line and collects the ball cleanly. Gyan has had two touches in the penalty area in the last five minutes, and with better movement, he could have pulled his team level.
55' CHANCE! Asamoah Gyan tries to control a lobbed pass played in behind the Jamshedpur backline. Gyan's touch is a little heavy and Narender Gahlot is able to clear the ball away.
51' CHANCE! A cynical foul fromNorthEast United Jose Leudo on Noe Acosta, conceding a free-kick in his own half. Noe Acosta's free-kick finds Narender Gahlot in the box. Gahlot tried to head the ball across goal, but his miscued header sails over the crossbar with Subhasish Roy relieved.
47' Memo Moura is down on the ground and looks uncomfortable. He is, however, back on his feet now.
46' The second half is underway. NorthEast United requires an all-round improvement get itself back into the match.
Half-time: Jamshedpur FC 1-0 NorthEast United FC. Sergio Castel's 28th-minute strike the difference at half-time, with NorthEast United growing into the match as the half progressed.
45' OHHH! Panagiotis Triadis with a good free-kick conceded by Robin Gurung. It's beautifully struck and nearly curls inside the far post, Subrata Paul was beaten.
42' CHANCE AND SAVED! Martin Chaves picks out Panagiotis Triadis, whose side-footed effort from the edge of the area, but his shot doesn't have the venom and Subrata Paul makes a regulation save.
38' Noe Costa plays a one-two with Farukh Choudhary and unleashes a left-footed drive but Reagan Singh gets in the way and makes the block. The resulting corner comes to nothing once more.
32' It's nearly 2-0! Sergio Castel tries to find the bottom corner with the backheel, connecting with Memo Moura's low cross but his effort dribbles just wide of the post. Big, big chance!
28' GOAL! Against the run of play somewhat. Aitor Monroy plays a delicate pass into the channel, finding Farukh Choudhary, who tries to find Sergio Castel but the low cross is blocked near the goal-line by Mislav Komorski and the loose ball falls kindly for Castel, who chests it down and hits a sweet volley past Subasish Roy to put Jamshedpur 1-0 up.
22' YELLOW CARD! Martin Chaves with a rash challenge on Tiri and he goes into the referee's book. The resulting free-kick is chipped into the box but finds none of the Jamshedpur FC players and bounces harmlessly behind the byeline.
21' NorthEast United gets its first real sniff at goal. Jitendra Singh gives the ball away and it falls kindly for Martin Chaves on the halfway line. He drives forward against a retreating Jamshedpur defence before trying to curl it into the top corner. Eventually doesn't get the connection he wanted and Subrata Paul watches it sail harmlessly behind.
16' The ball breaks for Farukh Choudhary inside the Jamshedpur half. He carries it forward and plays it to the feet of Sergio Castel, who tries to hit it first time, but Wayne Vaz reacts quickly and makes the block. Jamshedpur doesn't make the most of the resulting corner.
8' Farukh Choudhary in the thick of action again. He drifts to the left-hand-side and plays a low cross trying to find Sergio Castel, but Mislav Komorski attacks the dangerous ball and nicks it before Castel could hit it.
6' OHHH! Noe Acosta lobs a cross from the NorthEast United right, finding Farukh Choudhary in the six-yard box. Farukh goes for the spectacular bicycle kick and actually gets a good connection. It flies just over the crossbar, but Subasish Roy in the NorthEast United goal was scrambling and not entirely comfortable then.
3' Farukh Choudhary tries to go past Rakesh Pradhan, who, however, mistimes his tackle and catches Choudhary's ankle. No doubt that was a foul. The free-kick from the right side is taken by Noe Acosta, but he can't find a player in Jamshedpur shirt. NorthEast United defences clears it away, but Farukh involved heavily in the early minutes of the match and Jamshedpur's inclined to attack NorthEast's left.
Kick-off: The referee blows the whistle and Jamshedpur FC's Sergio Castel gets the match underway.
The players make their way out as the pyrotechnics go off. There's a good crowd at the JRD Tata Sports Complex Stadium and both teams have a chance to go top at the end of matchday six in the ISL. We are now ready for the national anthem. The national anthem's done, the two teams pose for the customary pre-match photo and we are ready for kick-off.
While Jamshedpur FC manager Antonio Iriondo has stuck with the winning combination for tonight's match, his counterpart Robert Jarni has made a couple of changes: Wayne Vaz and Lalthathanga Khawlhring replace Nim Dorjee and Milan Singh.
Jamshedpur FC starting 11: Subrata Paul (GK), Tiri (C), Narender Gahlot, Robin Gurung, Jitendra Singh, Aitor Monroy, Noe Acosta, Memo Moura, C.K. Vineeth, Farukh Choudhary, Sergio Castel ( Substitutes: Rafique Ali, Karan Amin, Keegan Pereira, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Mobashir Rahman, Aniket Jadhav, Sumeet Passi)
NorthEast United starting 11: Subhasish Roy (GK), Wayne Vaz, Reagan Singh, Mislav Komorski, Rakesh Pradhan, Jose Leudo (C), Panagiotis Triadis, Redeem Tlang, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Martin Chaves, Asamoah Gyan ( Substitutes: Pawan Kumar, Nim Dorjee, Provat Lakra, Lalengmawia, Milan Singh, Nikhil Kadam, Maximiliano Barreiro)
Jamshedpur FC players and coaching staff were given a grand welcome for their home match against NorthEast United FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex.
In what is the final fixture of matchday six in the Indian Super League, Jamshedpur FC hosts NorthEast United FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex with both teams having a chance to displace ATK at the summit of the ISL table.
While Jamshedpur comes into tonight's match after a solid win over FC Goa at the Fatorda Stadium, NorthEast drew its previous fixture 2-2 against Mumbai City FC at home.
At his pre-match press conference, Jamshedpur manager said: “I am happy with the performance of the team. Having the ball possession is not important, our objective is to win matches and score goals."
NorthEast United manager Robert Jarni said: “Jamshedpur is a team that has a very good balance between defence and attack and for me, they are the best team in India. It is a difficult match for us. We have prepared well for this game and we want to win.”
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