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FC Pune City register come-from-behind win over Jamshedpur FC in Indian Super League

FC Pune City defeated Jamshedpur FC 2-1 in the Indian Super League in Pune on Wednesday.

football Updated: Jan 25, 2018 11:24 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Pune
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Marcelo Leite Pereira of FC Pune City in action during an Indian Super League match against Jamshedpur FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, Pune, on Wednesday.(ISL)

Gurtej Singh and Emiliano Alfaro scored a goal each in a span of four minutes as FC Pune City scored a come-from-behind 2-1 win Jamshedpur FC in a thrilling Indian Super League match, here today.

With the win, FC Pune City are on the top of the table with 22 points from 12 games.

While Gurtej scored in the 62nd minute, Alfaro followed it up in the 66th to give the hosts a match-winning 2-1 lead, after being a goal down till the first half.

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In the 29th minute, Jamshedpur broke the shackles after Brazilian Wellington Priori netted home to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

In the 36th minute, Jamshedpur had the opportunity to make it 2-0, but their Nigerian striker Azuka Izu flicked it wide after being fed by a cross from Brazilian Trindade Matheus Goncalves.

The visitors wasted yet another chance when striker Jerry Mawihmingthanga shot above the bar after getting a cross from Priori in the 38th minute.

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Pune missed a golden opportunity in the additional time of the first half when Alfaro failed to put the ball into the net from a goalmouth melee.

But in the second half, the tables turned on Jamshedpur. After missing couple of shots early on and a free-kick in the 56 minute, the hosts equalised in the 62th minute, courtesy a stunning header by Gurtej.

The charged up Pune players kept on building pressure and it paid off when in the 66th minute star striker Alfaro scored to give Pune a 2-1 lead.

First Published: Jan 24, 2018 22:24 IST