ISL 2020-21 highlights: SC East Bengal, Jamshedpur FC play out 0-0 draw

ISL 2020-21, SCEB vs JFC Highlights: This is the Indian Super league score updates and commentary from the game between SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur FC.

SC East Bengal player Eugeneson Lyngdoh receives a red card from the referee during his side's ISL game against Jamshedpur FC in Goa.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

This is Sportstar's ISL 2020-21 highlights of the match between SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur FC.

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SC East Bengal finally bags its first point of the season. But the team is yet to score a goal this edition. Meanwhile, fifth-placed Jamshedpur FC has failed to win the outing, despite playing against 10 players for most parts.

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The 'Winning Pass of the Game' award goes to Jamshedpur FC midfielder Mohammad Mobashir, while the 'Player of the Match' honour is won by SC East Bengal defender Mohamed Irshad for his fantastic performance.

Jamshedpur captain Peter Hartley: Very frustrating to not get a win. Fair play to East Bengal for putting in a wonderful shift with 10 men. But we had enough chances to seal the win. Maybe some other day we could have scored three or four. We take a point today and play Mumbai on Monday, so have to move on. We did the rights things through the middle to tire East Bengal out but we could have played a higher line, with the full-backs fully up. Unfortunately, we missed out.

East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler: We finally got a point so we'll settle for that. We went down to 10 players very early in the game. Whether the decision was right or not is up for debate. Every game we've played so far the soft decisions have never gone our way. And today's referee was no different. We cant even have proper conversations with the fourth official. The standard of refereeing has to improve. We are really giving it our all and were magnificent defensively. I'm proud of the players. 

Post match quotes from both the camps coming up...



90+5' SUBSTITUTION! Karan Amin replaces William Lalnunfela on the field for Jamshedpur FC. Both Coyle and Fowler will be extremely disappointed. No goals on the night.

90+2' RED CARD! LALDINLIANA RENTHLEI IS SENT OFF!! JAMSHEDPUR DOWN TO 10!!! Renthlei took out Jacques Maghoma from behind. The referee gave him a second yellow and sent him off. This was another soft foul but the man in charge shows the red. It's 10 vs 10 on the field now.

89' SIX MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME TO BE ADDED ON AT THE END OF THE SECOND HALF! Aitor Monroy with a bad tackle now. YELLOW CARD! The Jamshedpur midfielder is booked by the referee.

86' OFFSIDE! Ten-man SC East Bengal has been creating the better chances in the last 10 minutes. Narayan Das sent in a decent cross into the middle. Neville once again makes contact. But he's been flagged offside by the linesman.

83' CORNER FOR EAST BENGAL! Anthony Pilkington will take the set-piece. His cross into the box falls to Scott Neville in an awkward position. The SCEB defender eventually misses the target with his header.

80' BOOKING! SC East Bengal player Mohammed Rafique receives a yellow card from the referee for his mistimed tackle on a Jamshedpur FC player.

77' And it's time for the final drinks break of the match!

75' FOUL! Jacques Maghoma takes out Aitor Monroy from behind. The SC East Bengal player is warned by the referee but there's no booking.

73' CHANCE! Jackichand Singh and Laldinliana Renthlei execute a couple of one-two passes on the right wing. However, Renthlei's cross is a poor one.

70' FREE-KICK FOR JFC! Monroy sends another good cross into the box. The ball falls to Alexandre Lima who hits it on the volley. The ball hits the top post and goes out for a goal kick. This was way too close.

67' ANOTHER JFC CHANGE! Jamshedpur FC forward Jackichand Singh comes on for Mohammad Mobashir in the middle. Manager Coyle has introduced some fresh legs in an attempt to find the winning goal.

64' CHANCE! Laldinliana Renthlei gets the ball on the right wing for Jamshedpur. He attempts to send a cross into the box. But the ball flies high over the goal post.

61' INJURY AND SUBSTITUTION! East Bengal goalkeeper Sankar Roy has pulled his hamstring muscle now. He has to be taken off. Head coach Fowler's day goes from bad to worse. Debjit Majumder replaces his teammate in the middle.

58' YELLOW CARD! Laldinliana Renthlei is booked by the referee for an extremely poor tackle on an opposition player. He's clearly not happy with the decision.

55' THROW-IN FOR JAMSHEDPUR! Laldinliana Renthlei takes the throw. He sends the ball into the box with a long one. But once again the SCEB players clear the ball away right on time.

52' CORNER FOR JFC! Monroy will take the set-piece. However, his cross into the box is cleared away with ease by the SCEB defence.

50' CHANCE! Jamshedpur FC's Isaac Vanmalsawma crosses the ball into the box. William Lalnunfela charges towards the ball. But Narayan Das comes to SC East Bengal's rescue as he heads the ball away.

47' SUBSTITUTIONS FOR BOTH TEAMS! SC East Bengal manager Robbie Fowler brings on Wahengbam Luwang for Jeje Lalpekhlua and Jamshedpur FC head coach Owen Coyle replaces Aniket Jadhav with Isaac Vanmalsawma in the middle.


SC East Bengal's bad luck continues. The team has been reduced to 10 players on the field after Eugeneson Lyngdoh's red card. It will be a difficult for Robbie Fowler's men to get even a point from this game now.

Meanwhile, Jamshedpur FC has missed two good scoring chances so far. Owen Coyle's side will be going forward all guns blazing in the second half searching for the goal. Forty-five minutes left in the match. Stay tuned!


45+2' GOOD TACKLE! JFC's William Lalnunfela gets a lovely through ball on the right wing. But Mohamed Irshad once again puts in a wonderful sliding tackle to win the ball back.

45' THREE MINUTES OF STOPPAGE TIME TO BE ADDED ON AT THE END OF THE FIRST-HALF!!! Jamshedpur has dominated East Bengal so far when it comes to possession and attacking stats.

42' SHOT! Anthony Pilkington rushes forward and takes a shot from distance. His shot is not too powerful as JFC custodian T. P. Rehenesh collects the ball with ease.

40' FREE-KICK FOR JFC! Monroy will take the set-piece as usual. His delivery finds Nerijus Valskis, who heads the ball on target. SCEB keeper Sankar Roy dives to his left to make the save.

37' WHAT A CHANCE! Aitor Monroy took another corner for Jamshedpur. He found Stephen Eze with a wonderful cross. Eze's header hits the crossbar and is cleared away by the East Bengal defence. SCEB was very lucky here.

34' CLOSE! SC East Bengal midfielder Matti Steimann has the numbers advantage on his side as he initiates a counter. He decides to play a long ball forward to his striker but the ball has a little too much on it as it goes out for a goal-kick.

31' It's time for the cooling break now!

28' WHAT A CHANCE! Laldinliana Renthlei made a delightful run forward on the right flank. His cross fell to JFC striker Nerijus Valskis close to the box. But he fires the ball wide. Huge let-off for SCEB.

25' RED CARD! EUGENESON LYNGDOH IS SENT OFF!! IT'S HIS SECOND YELLOW!!! Misery keeps piling on East Bengal and Robbie Fowler. This didn't look like a serious offence. Lyngdoh executed a sliding tackle on Alexandre Lima during a counter attack. Aitor Monroy kept pressurising the referee to hand the SCEB man a card. Pilkington got into an argument with him as well. Finally, the referee decides to send Lyngdoh off.

22' YELLOW CARD! Second booking of the game and first one for an East Bengal player. Eugeneson Lyngdoh fouls Laldinliana Renthlei from behind to go into the referee's book.

20' SAVE! Anthony Pilkington dribbles past a few JFC players and sends in a through ball to Jeje Lalpekhlua inside the box. But goalkeeper T. P. Rehenesh does well to get to the ball first.

17' GOOD TACKLE! Alecandre Lima moves forward with the ball for Jamshedpur. He finds William Lalnunfela on the right flank with a good pass. SCEB's Mohamed Irshad puts in a terrific sliding tackle to regain possession.

14' FREE-KICK FOR EAST BENGAL! Anthony Pilkington will take it. The ball goes straight to Jamshedpur defender Peter Hartley who heads it to safety.

11' YELLOW CARD! This is the first of the match and it goes to a Jamshedpur FC players. Aniket Jadhav is booked by the referee for a mistimed tackle on Mohammed Rafique.

8' CHANCE! William Lalnunfela uses all his pace to evade a few East Bengal players. However, the JFC man is dispossessed due to a wonderful tackle from Mohamed Irshad.

6' SHOT! Jamshedpur FC's Aniket Jadhav gets near the penalty box and lets one fly. His shot misses the target by a huge margin.

3' ANOTHER SET-PIECE FOR JAMSHEDPUR! The first corner was a poor one but JFC has managed to win another. This is a good cross from Monroy. However, Sehnaj Singh clears the ball away from danger.

2' CORNER FOR JFC! Mohammad Mobashir with a brilliant run forward. He takes a shot from just outside the box. The ball hits an East Bengal defender and goes out. Aitor Monroy will take it.


7:10 PM: Can Nerijus Valskis continue his goal-scoring form and guide Jamshedpur FC to yet another victory in this year's tournament?

Jamshedpur FC striker Nerijus Valskis is the leading goal scorer of the 2020-21 Indian Super League with five goals from four matches.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS


6:40 PM: The team lineups are out!

SCEB XI: Sankar Roy, Scott Neville, Narayan Das, Mohamed Irshad, Sehnaj Singh, Anthony Pilkington, Jacques Maghoma, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Mohammed Rafique, Matti Steinmann, Jeje Lalpekhlua.

COACH: Robbie Fowler.

JFC XI: T. P. Rehenesh, Peter Hartley, Stephen Eze, Laldinliana Renthlei, Ricky Lallawmawma, Aitor Monroy, Alexandre Lima, Mohammad Mobashir, William Lalnunfela, Aniket Jadhav, Nerijus Valskis.

COACH: Owen Coyle.

6:20 PM: As SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur FC get ready to square off in match 23 of the 2020-21 Indian Super League, here are the important stats, head-to-head record and players to watch out for. (READ MORE)

6:00 PM: Shyam Vasudevan and Aashin Prasad review the ups and downs of matchweek 3 of the Indian Super League on The Full Time Show.

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The Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) will mark the return of major league competition in India after the nationwide lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak was first imposed in March.

The seventh edition of the ISL 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 SC East Bengal's inclusion, this season will feature 115 games, up from 95 last season.


SC East Bengal will be looking for the first points following its Indian Super League debut when it hosts Jamshedpur FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Thursday.

For East Bengal’s celebrated coach Robbie Fowler the current challenge is stopping his side from suffering the fourth consecutive defeat. This in itself would mean that the red and gold side picks up the first point of the tournament after suffering reverses against ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC and North East United FC.

The team has conceded seven goals without scoring a single and there lies Fowler’s concern. It is about discovering the right combination and shape to break the opponent’s defence. East Bengal has created chances but its shooting has been the big area of concern.

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As the statistics indicate the team has a shot accuracy of only 20.51 percent as it has managed just 17 shots from inside the box (second-lowest in the league). “It is not always about the strikers. We need others to get the goals too. I would be more worried if players didn’t create chances. We are creating chances,” Fowler tried to pick out the positives.

Fowler knows that the task will be big as his side runs against Jamshedpur which is powered by the form of its star striker Nerijus Valskis (five goals in four matches). Added to this is the fact that East Bengal is missing the services of Danny Fox, Loken Meitei and Aaron Amadi-Holloway owing to injury. Fowler revealed before the match that they are still not fit enough for action.

Jamshedpur FC, which downed ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 to pick up its first win of the tournament in its previous outing, is high on confidence. Jamshedpur FC’s Scottish coach Owen Coyle hopes his team will be ready to meet the other Kolkata giant. “It is going to be a tough game as it was against ATK and we need to make sure we are ready for it. They (East Bengal) are very dangerous opponents,” Coyle said. This will be his side’s fifth game in 15 days.

ISL 2020 will be televised live at 7.30 pm IST on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV.