ISL 2020-21 highlights: NorthEast United beats Jamshedpur FC 2-1

ISL 2020-21, NEUFC vs JFC Updates: Get the Indian Super League score news and commentary from the game between NorthEast United FC and Jamshedpur FC at Tilak Maidan.

Updated : Jan 17, 2021 20:15 IST

Deshorn Brown celebrates his goal for NorthEast United FC against Jamshedpur FC in the 2020-21 ISL on Sunday.
Deshorn Brown celebrates his goal for NorthEast United FC against Jamshedpur FC in the 2020-21 ISL on Sunday.

Deshorn Brown celebrates his goal for NorthEast United FC against Jamshedpur FC in the 2020-21 ISL on Sunday.

This is Sportstar's match blog/highlights of the ISL 2020-21 game between Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC in Goa on Sunday.

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It is just one NEUFC player who seals both the main awards in the first game of a double-header Super Sunday. Midfielder Federico Gallego takes home the 'Winning Pass of the Game' award for his two assists, while he also wins the 'Player of the Match' honour.


So, NorthEast United FC moves to the fifth spot in the 2020-21 ISL points table, with 15 points from 12 matches. Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC drops down to the eighth position after a third consecutive loss, with 13 points from 12 outings this season.


Towards the very end, JFC pulled a goal back through a controversial header from Peter Hartley. But that wasn't enough as NorthEast United held on and bagged the full three points on Super Sunday.


It was all about Federico Gallego's assists today. He did well to set up NEUFC full-back Ashutosh Mehta for the match's first goal during a corner. Deshorn Brown's debut goal also happened after a Gallego pass.

Owen Coyle-managed Jamshedpur FC started the game well. But Khalid Jamil's NorthEast United FC shifted gears and never gave its opposition a chance after the 20th minute.


90+2' Six minutes of stoppage time to be added on at the end of the second half! TP Rehenesh makes a good save. Machado, who has been unlucky to not score today, tried to go for a shot from a narrow angle. But Rehenesh pushed the ball away at the right time.

89' GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!! HARTLEY SCORES!!! JAMSHEDPUR 1 - 2 NORTHEAST UNITED!!!! This was another Aitor Monroy corner. He sent a cross towards the far post. Peter Hartley rose the highest inside the box, losing his marker in the process. HANDBALL??!!! But as he headed the ball, it hit his hand and then found the back of the net. The referee, however, doesn't spot it.

87' SUBSTITUTION! NEUFC manager Jamil brings in Ninthoinganba Meetei to replace the tired Suhair VP in the middle. Can JFC pull a goal back or will NEUFC score a third on the counter?

85' THROW-IN FOR JFC! Ricky Lallawmawma goes for a long throw. He finds his team's centre-back Stephen Eze with his attempt. However, Eze's header at the near post misses the target. Goal-kick for NEUFC.

82' NorthEast United is suddenly playing like a title-winning side. Despite Jamshedpur FC making several mistakes on the field, NEUFC, under Khalid Jamil, has been phenomenal today.

79' CHANCE! John Fitzgerald receives the ball from his Jamshedpur teammate Aitor Monroy. He tries to take a shot but the ball is blocked by a NorthEast United defender.


74' SAVE! Nerijus Valskis receives the ball and takes a shot on target. But NorthEast United FC goalkeeper Subhasish Roy dives to his left to make the save.

72' BOOKING! Jamshedpur FC defender Narender Gahlot receives a yellow card from the referee for an extremely silly challenge on an opposition player.

69' FREE-KICK FOR JFC! Aitor Monroy takes it. He fires the ball straight onto the wall. The rebound falls to Fitzgerald, whose shot is blocked by NEUFC midfielder Khassa Camara.

66' YELLOW CARD! The most recent goalscorer Deshorn Brown is booked by the referee for a poor high boot on JFC midfielder Aitor Monroy.

64' ATTACKING CHANGE FOR JFC! Coach Owen Coyle decides to bring in John Fitzgerald to replace David Grande in the middle.

61' GOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! BROWN SCORES ON NEUFC DEBUT!!!! NORTHEAST UNITED 2 - 0 JAMSHEDPUR FC!!! JFC's Isaac Vanmalsawma loses the ball in midfield. Gallego recovers it and tees up Brown one-on-one with goalkeeper Rehenesh. The new NorthEast signing kept his calm to double his team's lead.

58' CROSS! Federico Gallego receives the ball on the right wing. He tries to cross the ball into the box but Jamshedpur defender Narender Gahlot clears it away with a header.

56' CORNER FOR JFC! Aitor Monroy will take the set-piece. He goes for the short corner. But Jamshedpur's corner strategy backfires as the side plays too many passes. NorthEast regains possession.

53' CROSS! Jamshedpur FC striker Nerijus Valskis moves the ball forward on the right flank. However, his attempted cross into the box is a poor one as the ball flies over the crossbar.

50' CHANCE FOR NEUFC! Lalengmawia tries to play a long ball towards his teammate Brown but JFC keeper TP Rehenesh comes off his line to collect the ball.

48' NEUFC CHANGE! New NorthEast United signing Deshorn Brown comes in for Idrissa Sylla. His head coach Khalid Jamil looks a relatively relieved man in the dugout.

47' TRIPLE SUBSTITUTION FOR JFC! Isaac Vanmalsawma, William Lalnunfela and Mohammad Mobashir replace Aniket Jadhav, Jackichand Singh and Amarjit Singh in the middle as Coyle looks animated on the sidelines.


Forty-five minutes to go. Stay tuned!


45' Three minutes of stoppage time to be added on at the end of the first half! Jamshedpur loses possession in midfield yet again. Nerijus Valskis has been a shadow himself in the last two games. Manager Owen Coyle will be hoping for an improved performance from his star striker in the final 45 minutes.

42' ANOTHER NEUFC FREE-KICK! Peter Hartley fouls Idrissa Sylla. The JFC centre-back is not booked. Gallego takes the set-piece. He finds Ashutosh once again with a cross but the latter's header misses the target this time.

39' The game was evenly poised until the 20th minute. But since then, NorthEast United has dominated the passing and attacking stats. The Highlanders have deservedly taken the lead in this game.

36' GOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!!! ASHUTOSH MEHTA SCORES!!!!! NORTHEAST UNITED 1 - 0 JAMSHEDPUR FC!!!!  It was a Federico Gallego corner from the left. Ashutosh raced past a few Jamshedpur defenders to head the ball home at the near post.  Poor defending from JFC here.

33' ANOTHER SAVE FROM REHENESH! Suhair VP supplies a cross for Machado from the right wing. The NEUFC attacker goes for an overhead kick inside the box. But JFC keeper Rehenesh dives to his left to keep the score at 0-0.


27' FOUL! JFC defender Narender Gahlot brings down NEUFC's Luis Machado. The referee doesn't show a card. The Jamshedpur defenders are targeting Machado here. 

24' SHOT! Luis Machado receives the ball just outside the box for NorthEast United. He dribbles past a Jamshedpur FC player and lets one fly. The ball goes out of play for a Jamshedpur goalkick.

21' GOOD SAVE! NorthEast has taken over the possession stats now. This was another attack from the Highlanders. Federico Gallego put in a cross into the box from the right and Idrissa Sylla was at the receiving end. His header on target was saved by TP Rehenesh, who pushed away the second shot from Dylan Fox as well.

19' YELLOW CARD! Jamshedpur FC's Amarjit Singh is booked by the referee for a harsh challenge on NorthEast United FC's Lalengmawia in midfield.

16' THROW-IN FOR NEUFC! JFC full-back Narender Gahlot does well to get the ball off an onrushing Luis Machado, who was in a dangerous position. Jamshedpur regains possession a few moments after the throw.

14' FREE-KICK FOR NEUFC! Stephen Eze concedes this one as well. Federico Gallego is on set-piece duty now. His shot misses the target by a whisker. The ball lands on the roof of the goalpost.

11' NEUFC CHANCE! Idrissa Sylla sets up his teammate Luis Machado on the left flank. Machado evades an opposition player and gets close to the box. But his cross attempt goes out of play as Jamshedpur regains possession.

8' WHAT A SAVE! NEUFC goalkeeper Subhasish Roy denies JFC striker Nerijus Valskis with his foot. The rebound falls to Jackichand Singh inside the box, and he fires the ball over the crossbar.

6' Jamshedpur FC has dominated possession early on, despite making quite a few silly fouls. The team, however, should be careful during NorthEast United FC counter-attacks.

3' FREE-KICK FOR NEUFC! JFC defender Stephen Eze brings down NorthEast forward Idrissa Sylla in midfield. Luis Machado will take the set-piece. His delivery into the box is easily cleared away by the Jamshedpur defence.


4:45 PM: It all started well for the league's youngest manager, Gerard Nus. But results have not gone his way in recent times, which have ultimately led to his departure from NEUFC. Here's an analysis of what went wrong for Nus during his stay with the Highlanders. ( FULL STORY )

4:30 PM: Can NorthEast United FC get back to winning ways in the post-Gerard Nus era?

NorthEast United FC currently occupies the eighth spot in the 2020-21 ISL standings, with 12 points from 11 matches, which includes two wins, six draws and three losses.

4:15 PM: Three changes for JFC tonight! Amarjit Singh, Jackichand Singh and David Grande have replaced Mohammad Mobashir, Isaac Vanmalsawma and the suspended Alexandre Lima in the playing XI.

NEUFC has made three alterations as well! Experienced goalkeeper Subhasish Roy, Mashoor Shereef and Idrissa Sylla have come in for Gurmeet, injured captain Benjamin Lambot and Rochharzela.

4:00 PM: The team lineups are out!

JFC XI: TP Rehenesh, Narender Gahlot, Ricky Lallawmawma, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Aitor Monroy, Amarjit Singh, Jackichand Singh, Nerijus Valskis, David Grande, Aniket Jadhav.

COACH: Owen Coyle.

NEUFC XI: Subhasish Roy, Gurjinder Kumar, Ashutosh Mehta, Dylan Fox, Mashoor Shereef, Khassa Camara, Federico Gallego, Lalengmawia, Idrissa Sylla, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Luis Machado.

COACH: Khalid Jamil.

3:45 PM: From Mumbai City and ATK Mohun Bagan's dominance to Carles Cuadrat's sacking at Bengaluru FC, our reporters Aashin Prasad and Shyam Vasudevan talk all things ISL in our latest episode of the Full Time Show.

Follow Sportstar's full coverage (Latest news, Interviews, Features, Points table, Quiz, Videos) of ISL 2020-21 .

The seventh edition of the Indian Super League got underway inside a bio-bubble in Goa on November 20.

The tournament, spanning over four months, will see 11 teams play each other in a league and playoff format across three venues. Following the inclusion of SC East Bengal, this season will feature 115 games, up from 95 last season.

ISL 2020: Points Table


Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United have been sailing through rough waters in the ongoing edition of the Indian Super League. On Sunday in Vasco, both the clubs will be looking to start afresh.

After the Highlanders drew 1-1 with Bengaluru FC — its seventh game without a win — the club announced the departure of head coach Gerard Nus and the appointment of Khalid Jamil as interim head coach.

On the other hand, FC Goa handed Jamshedpur its third loss (3-0) in four games last week. But the only silver lining is their statistical record against NorthEast — unbeaten in seven matches so far. Earlier this season, Jamshedpur had beaten the Highlanders 1-0.


Jamshedpur is dependent on Nerijus Valskis, who scored eight of the club’s 12 goals in this season. The remaining four are shared by Stephen Eze (3) and Aniket Jadhav (1).

Jamshedpur has conceded 10 out of 15 goals in the second half and it will be keen on improving in that period.

Alexandre Lima will not be available for the match after the red card against the Gaurs.

The Highlanders are a quality side but they have remained largely inconsistent. They had enjoyed a six-game unbeaten run at the start of the season before the downward spiral.

Idrissa Sylla, who missed the last match, is likely to return. Ghanaian striker Kwesi Appiah has been ruled out of the season. Deshorn Brown, who played the first half of ISL 2020-21 with Bengaluru FC, is his replacement.

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