Kibu Vicuna-managed Kerala Blasters FC defeated Owen Coyle’s Jamshedpur FC 3-2 in a 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) outing at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco da Gama on Sunday, despite being reduced to 10 men after full-back Lalruatthara was sent off in the 67th minute.
Here are a few important talking points from match 54 of ISL season seven.
1) MURRAY AND VALSKIS COME GOOD
Jordan Murray (KBFC) and Nerijus Valskis (JFC) scored a brace each during the game and they were constant threats up front. The latter even became the first player to score directly from a free-kick in ISL 2020-21.
Murray’s double was the turning point for the Blasters who took a 3-1 lead in the 82nd minute. Moments later, Valskis pulled one back for Jamshedpur, and the strikers ended the game as their respective team’s best player.