NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) experienced the bitter taste of defeat for the first time this Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) season as it lost 1-0 to Jamshedpur FC (JFC) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Friday.

Aniket Jadhav’s second-half strike brought all three points to JFC as it climbed to the fifth spot with 10 points from seven games. NEUFC remains fourth.

AS IT HAPPENED

NEUFC looked the better side initially and Kwesi Appiah had half a chance in the 18th minute when Idrissa Sylla chested down Ashutosh Mehta’s long throw-in. Appiah did well to take on a couple of defenders and had a crack at goal but his shot whizzed wide.

The Ghanian striker had another chance in the 24th minute when he tried to bend a free-kick from the edge of the box, but his strike only went as far as the side-netting.

JFC’s Nigerian defender Stephen Eze, the tallest player on the pitch at 6’6, was in…

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