ISL 2019-20: Jamshedpur FC top table with 3-1 win over Hyderabad FC

first_imgJamshedpur FC registered their second win on the trot by defeating Hyderabad FC 3-1 in a Indian Super League match at the JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Tuesday.Farukh Choudhary tapped a loose ball home in the 34th minute to convert his team’s dominance into a goal.Marcelinho scored an unlikely equaliser in the 45th minute but Jamshedpur regained control after the break with goals from Aniket Jadhav (62nd) and Sergio Castel (75th).The result took Antonio Iriondo’s men to the top of the table while Hyderabad are yet to open their tally.The hosts surged forward looking to take an early lead and tested Hyderabad custodian Kamaljit Singh when Isaac Vanmalsawma opted to shoot from outside the box in the eighth minute.A minute later, Mobashir Rahman’s excellent diagonal ball into the box put Farukh one-on-one with the Hyderabad goalkeeper, who prevented the Indian forward from slotting the ball into the net.Jamshedpur dominated proceedings and kept Kamaljit on his toes.The hosts finally converted a chance in the 34th minute. Piti received the ball on the left and skipped past a defender before sending a powerful strike towards the goal. Kamaljit’s save fell right into the path of an onrushing Farukh, who turned the ball home.Piti, the architect in midfield, nearly added a second goal soon when Castel found him in space on the edge of the box. The Spanish midfielder’s right-footed effort ended up a few inches wide of the target.Against the run of play, Hyderabad struck an equaliser at the stroke of half-time.advertisementMarcelinho collected Rohit Kumar’s pass, cut in from the right, dropped his shoulder to ease past Keegan Pereira and neatly slotted into the net, beating Subrata Paul at his near post.An injury to Sahil Panwar following a collision with Sergio Castel dampened the visitors’ spirits and Jamshedpur were back on the front foot.Castel swung a cross into the centre from the left for substitute Aniket Jadhav, who sent a diving header over the bar with just the keeper to beat.Jadhav made amends for the miss with an excellent finish after collecting Farukh’s cross in the 62nd minute to put the hosts back into the lead.With Jamshedpur overpowering their opponents in midfield, Hyderabad struggled to get back into the game as the second half wore on.Castel soon added Jamshedpur’s third with an excellent piece of centre-forward play. The Spaniard brought down Memo’s long ball, twisted and turned to beat a couple of defenders and fired the ball into the net.Farukh and Pereira also had their efforts kept out before the final whistle as Jamshedpur sealed full points.Also See:last_img read more

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Manipur celebrates National Unity Day despite shutdown called by COCOMI

first_imgManipur on Thursday celebrated National Unity Day despite a shutdown call by Coordination Committee on Manipur Integrity (COCOMI).A ‘Run for Unity’ event was organised by the State Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry at the Khuman Lampak Sports Complex. The Run for Unity marathon was flagged off by state Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Letpao Haokip in the presence of Education Minister Radheshyam Singh, Lok Sabha MP Dr RK Ranjan Singh, Chief Secretary of Manipur Dr Suresh J Babu and several top brass Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry officials.The event witnessed participation by the students of National Sports University, Para Military personnel and several sportspersons of the state.Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is observed on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an Indian politician who played an instrumental role in India’s struggle for independence, and later during the integration of the country.In 2014, when a new government was formed at the Centre, it was decided that October 31 be celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.At the time of independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel played a key role in convincing several princely states to align with the Indian Union. The day of his birth, therefore, celebrates his efforts and contributions.On October 31, Centre’s Naga issue deadline supposedly ends. People in Manipur’s Imphal Valley and some other areas are expected to hit the streets to express their commitment to the protection of the state’s territorial integrity.COCOMI has urged people, irrespective of their religion and ethnicity, to suspend all normal activities on October 31 and be a part of a mass protest movement.advertisementALSO READ | President, HRD Minister attend JMI Convocation, praise University’s role in nation-buildinglast_img read more

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