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ISL 2017/18: Match 62, FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC, Player Ratings

Gaurav Kadam
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CK Vineeth scored the winner

Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (5.5/10) - The Kerala keeper had a busy night as he dealt with the famed Pune attack. He conceded the penalty that got Pune back on level terms and was beaten a couple of times by Marcelinho but the post saved him.

Lalruatthara (6/10) - The defender was again played on the right flank by David James and had a busy game with the dangerous Diego Carlos to deal with. Lalruatthara was booked early in the match and had to be extra careful going into tackles.

Sandesh Jhingan (6/10) - The Kerala captain was his usual assertive self at the back for the away side as he kept the feisty Pune attackers in check. He went into challenges with conviction and won a lot of headers in the middle of the park.

Wes Brown (6/10) - The Englishman played a good partner to Jhingan in defense as he kickstarted a lot of Kerala plays from the back. He was calm and composed in tackles and on the ball.

Nemanja Lakic-Pesic (6/10) - The Serbian central defender was deployed on the left flank and had a busy night as he dealt with the Pune captain Marcelinho.

Milan Singh (6/10) - Milan Singh played in the pivot role between the defense and midfield for the Kerala side. He moved the ball around the park well as Kerala kept the pressure on the home side.

Prasanth K (5.5/10) - The young midfielder was kept in check by the Pune defense on his flank but put in a hard shift with his movement and passes in the midfield.

Jackichand Singh (7.5/10) - The former Mumbai City FC man was highly active on the right flank with his runs and crosses into the box. He put in two great crosses into the first half for Hume who had chances at the Pune goal. Jackichand opened the scoring for Kerala as he scored a stunner from outside the box.

Courage Pekuson (6.5/10) - The Ghanian midfielder played behind the attackers as he kept finding good balls across the attack. He even fell back to defend whenever the team needed his services. Pekuson provided the assist for the match-winner scored by CK Vineeth.

Iain Hume (6/10) - Iain Hume was a lively presence in the Kerala attack as he kept attacking the Pune goal. He was unfortunate when he got injured during an attack on the goal when he was tackled by Kaith and was replaced just before the end of the first half.

CK VIneeth(8/10) - The Kerala man was the central man in attack for Kerala and kept the Punekar defense busy with his movement. He did well to bring his fellow attackers into the game with his off the ball play. Vineeth proved the match-winner as he scored in the final minute of added time with a long-range effort and secured the three points for the away side..

Substitutes:

Gudjon Baldvinsson (6/10) - The Icelandic striker replaced Iain Hume when the Canadian striker came off after getting injured at the end of the first half. He provided the assist for the goal scored by Jackichand Singh that gave Kerala the lead.


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