ISL 2017/18, Match 55: FC Pune City vs Jamshedpur FC, 5 Talking Points

It was a hard-fought match from the very beginning (Photo: ISL)
Modified 25 Jan 2018

FC Pune City were made to work hard for their three points against Jamshedpur FC in Wednesday's ISL encounter. Steve Coppell's men took the lead in the first half but the home side fought back and scored two quickfire goals to bag a crucial win.

Tonight's victory takes Pune to the summit of the points table. They now have 22 points from 12 outings. Here are the major talking points from tonight's game.

#1 No holds barred start from both teams

All sides in the ISL have now played at least 10 matches each and it's safe to say we're in the business end of the season. Slowly but steadily, there seems to be some clarity in the race for the top 4 spots.

Pune City and Jamshedpur realize that draws will no longer cut it. As a result, both sides came out all guns blazing tonight. The home side threatened early on from a corner kick. At the other end, Jamshedpur's, Farukh Choudhary forced a clever save from Pune keeper, Vishal Kaith.

It was evident, both teams were looking to impose themselves early on. There was a sense of abandon and it made for an extremely intriguing game. Caution was certainly thrown out of the window.

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Published 25 Jan 2018
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