A disallowed goal, red card for Hyderabad coach Manuel Marquez and plenty of close chances absolute thriller in Vasco ends all square!
Aridane Santana handed the lead to the home team in the 50th minute but Stephen Eze’s equalizer in the 85th minute sealed a point for the Men of Steel.
It was a cagey start to the match as both teams took a safety-first approach. As the game progressed Hyderabad grew into the game in spite of them playing with just three overseas players. They were dominating proceedings and were frequently venturing into the attacking third but lacked the final pass which would split open the backline.
With less than 20 minutes left, JFC thought they had scored, only for it to be disallowed by the referee. But their efforts finally paid off in the 85th minute when Eze fired home from inside the box. Chinglensana Singh’s clearance off a Nerijus Valskis cross fell to William Lalnunfela who laid the ball for Eze. The Nigerian made no mistake with his powerful shot.
Hyderabad moved up to the fourth position on the league table with five points from three matches while Jamshedpur climbed up to the eighth position with two points from three games.
Jamshedpur’s wait for a win gets extended as the match ends in a 1-1 draw. On the other hand, Hyderabad has successfully defended their unbeaten run for a third consecutive night.