Jamshedpur FC beat Bengaluru FC 1-0 in ISL courtesy of late Trindade penalty
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Jamshedpur FC beat Bengaluru FC 1-0 in ISL courtesy of late Trindade penalty

Jamshedpur FC recorded a dramatic win over Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League when Trindade converted a late penalty at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore on Thursday.

indian super league 2017 Updated: Dec 22, 2017 10:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Trindade of Jamshedpur FC celebrates scoring the winning goal in the Indian Super League vs Bengaluru FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore on December 21.(ISL / SPORTZPICS)

Jamshedpur FC handed Bengaluru FC their second successive defeat at home as the visitors grinded out a 1-0 victory in the battle of the debutants at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore on Thursday.

Bengaluru FC were keen to get back to winning ways after their defeat against Chennaiyin FC in the previous game. The hosts started well but Jamshedpur FC had the last laugh with a dramatic winner in the 90th minute of play.

Trindade converted a late penalty to give Jamshedpur full points for only the second time in this league and hand Bengaluru FC their third defeat in seven matches.

Despite the defeat, Bengaluru FC are still second on the table behind FC Goa, who now have two matches in hand and can open a six-point gap at the top of the table. Jamshedpur have nine points from six matches, the same as FC Pune City.

The game seemed destined for a draw after both teams went close in either half but took a dramatic turn in the final minute of play.

Substitute Sameehg Doutie made a run towards the goal and was tripped from behind by Rahul Bheke. The referee promptly awarded a penalty in the final minute which Trindade converted.

It was a dramatic end to a match which could have gone either way in the 90 minutes of play.

Jamshedpur went close twice in quick succession in the 54th and 61st minute. At first, Kervens Belfort had a golden opportunity to give his team the lead but goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh made a good save when he kept the close-range attempt away.

Seven minutes later, Belfort played a through ball for Jerry Mawhmingthanga, his effort missed the target by a whisker.

Bengaluru too came close to securing the opening goal with 19 shots on goal. Skipper Sunil Chhetri had the best chance in the 77th minute when he found himself with just the goalkeeper to beat.

But the striker’s shot was straight at goalkeeper Subrata Paul, much to the disappointment of the home crowd.

First Published: Dec 21, 2017 22:42 IST