Igor Angulo scored a stoppage-time winner to assist FC Goa script an exciting 2-1 victory over Jamshedpur FC in a Hero Indian Super League match at Tilak Maidan, right here on Wednesday.
Stephen Eze (thirty third minute) had put Jamshedpur forward within the first half however Angulo’s sensible brace (sixty fourth, 90+4’th) helped Goa declare all three factors and finish JFC’s six-match unbeaten run.
Both the edges confirmed attacking intent from the phrase go however had only a single shot on track within the first half as they didn’t create clear-cut alternatives.
Brandon Fernandes had an opportunity to place his aspect forward within the recreation early on when he was arrange by Jorge Ortiz on the left. The midfielder acquired the ball on the fringe of the field and curled on the far submit, however solely to see his try miss the highest nook.
Jamshedpur broke the impasse on the half-hour mark and the aim got here from a set-piece. Aitor Monroy put in a protracted ball on the far submit and Eze managed to beat Mohammad Nawaz with an outstretched proper foot. The Goa custodian ought to have carried out higher.
Jamshedpur’s defence pissed off Goa’s assault within the first half, with Eze standing tall on the again. The defender was there to thwart each hazard posed by the Gaurs.
Though Goa dominated when it comes to possession and passes, they hardly examined Jamshedpur keeper TP Rehenesh within the first 45 minutes.
JFC almost doubled the lead, quickly after the restart however Nawaz’s sensible save saved his aspect within the recreation.
Isaac Vanmalsawma discovered Jackichand Singh and the previous Goa participant performed a first-time go to Aniket Jadhav. He pulled the set off however an alert Nawaz did effectively to deflect the ball over the bar.
Goa squandered a possibility when Angulo shot large with solely the keeper at his mercy. Minutes later, Ortiz had a shot saved by Rehenesh. But Goa have been to not be denied.
The Gaurs have been awarded a penalty when James Donachie was introduced down within the field by Alexandre Lima. Angulo despatched the keeper within the fallacious route to internet his seventh aim of the competitors.
Jamshedpur almost restored their lead within the seventieth minute however Nerijus Valskis’ brilliantly-taken free-kick got here off the crossbar.
Goa have been fortunate to not concede late within the recreation when Valskis performed Lima on aim. The latter took a first-time shot which hit the crossbar, bounced off the road, and got here again in to play. But replays advised that the ball bounced contained in the aim.
That determination would price Jamshedpur pricey as Angulo guided in a corner-kick in stoppage time to reward Goa the win.