Steve Coppell’s Jamshedpur FC brought their goal-scoring duck to an end as they inflicted a third consecutive loss to Delhi Dynamos FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi courtesy of an Izu Azuka goal in the 61st minute.
Azuka's goal secured Jamshedpur's first ever win in the ISl, as the newly formed side is featuring in the tournament for the first time.
The home side dominated the possession in the opening period with more than 70 percent of the ball but chances were at a premium as Jamshedpur showed why they are yet to concede so far in the league. It was mostly a scrappy affair in midfield as both sides went into the interval goal-less.
The second period though was a completely different affair as the visitors came charging out of the block with wave after wave of dangerous attacks. After one missed penalty for each side, Coppell’s men ultimately got their first goal of the league when Izu rose headed in a floated Mehtab Hussain free-kick from the half-way line in the 61st minute.
Delhi’s attack in fact floundered after the changes as the replacements failed to create any sort of impact ahead of a resolute Jamshedpur defence who held on to their one-goal lead to the final whistle.