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ISL 2017-18, Match 49: Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters, 5 Talking Points

Jerry created a new ISL record. (Photo: ISL)
Jerry created a new ISL record. (Photo: ISL)
Modified 17 Jan 2018, 23:11 IST

22.6 seconds will be a number that will be etched in the history of the ISL, as Jamshedpur FC secured their first home win of the season with a 2-1 win over Kerala Blasters.

Two first-half goals did the business for Jamshedpur with the win taking the men from the Steel City up to 13 points, one behind the Blasters and Mumbai City FC, giving their playoff hopes a much-needed boost.

Here are the main talking points of the game:

Lightning strike

In a game between Jamshedpur FC and the Kerala Blasters, two teams defensively adept, you don't expect fireworks, at least not immediately.

But we got history today, ladies and gentlemen!

20-year-old Jerry Mawihmingthanga gave us the fastest goal in ISL history when he gave Jamshedpur the lead in 22 seconds. Boom!

Off the kick-off, the Blasters conceded a throw-in deep in their area. And their defence proceeded to go to sleep as Jamshedpur took the throw-in. With players out of position, Jamshedpur worked it around neatly before a shot attempt deflected off a Blasters player and fell conveniently to Jerry who made no mistake with his finish.

It was a fantastic start to the game from Jerry and Jamshedpur.

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Published 17 Jan 2018, 23:11 IST
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