Jamshedpur FC would finish sixth in the ISL 2020-21 league table.
ISL 2020-21: Bengaluru FC’s hopes hang by proverbial thread and other playoff qualification scenarios
Even in its nascent history, the ISL has proved that it is a league of glorious uncertainties. Consequently, one would be advised to keep oneself glued to all the potential twists and turns.
ISL 2020-21: Kerala Blasters, Chennaiyin FC aim to finish season on a high after failing to qualify for playoffs
Kerala are without a win in their last six games. Their defense has let them down on many occasions.
ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC's hopes of securing top spot suffer setback after defeat against Jamshedpur FC
This result meant a win for ATK Mohun Bagan against Hyderabad FC on Monday would ensure them of the League Winners Shield and a maiden AFC Champions League spot.
ISL 2020-21: Roy Krishna helps ATK Mohun Bagan reclaim top spot; Luis Machado scores brace as NorthEast United continue unbeaten run
Goals from Luis Machado (9th and 24th) and Deshorn Brown (19th) helped the Highlanders move to third spot and strengthen their chances of qualifying for the play-offs
ISL 2020-21: Top spot up for grabs as ATK Mohun Bagan, Jamshedpur aim to stay in playoffs contention
High on confidence after registering three wins on the trot, ATK Mohun Bagan will be eyeing the top spot when they face Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League on Sunday.
If Chennaiyin lose against FC Goa, it will be curtains for the two-time champions. Even if they win, qualification for play-offs still depend on multiple permutations working in their favour.
Jamshedpur did not register a single shot on target, compared to Chennaiyin's four but still ended on the winning side. The result lifted Owen Coyle's team to the sixth spot while Chennaiyin stayed eighth.
Chennaiyin's struggle in front of the goal have continued to cost them points despite the two-time winners creating plenty of chances. They have now not scored from open play for five games straight.
ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC held by NorthEast United in goalless draw; SC East Bengal beat Jamshedpur FC
While Hyderabad moved to third on goal difference, NEUFC climbed above FC Goa to fourth. FC Goa, however, have a game in hand and will face leaders Mumbai City FC on Monday.
The equation is simple for Jamshedpur FC. They are four points away from either of the two playoff spots that they can realistically vie for. And they have five games to make up that gap.
The 20-year-old midfielder has put pen to paper on a contract that will see him spend the rest of the season with the Gaurs.
The club also announced that an interim coach will be appointed soon for rest of the season.
ISL 2020-21: Odisha FC ‘unreservedly apologises’ for coach Stuart Baxter’s ‘rape’ comments after loss to Jamshedpur FC
Speaking in the aftermath of a 1-0 loss, Baxter said, 'you need decisions to go your way and we needed a penalty. I think one of my players would have to rape someone or get raped himself if he was going to get a penalty."
Mobashir scored a 41st-minute goal which proved to be the difference between the two sides, ending JFC's five-game winless streak and keeping their playoff hopes alive.
ISL 2020-21: Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur FC aim to sort out goalscoring woes against bottom-placed Odisha FC
Jamshedpur FC have failed to score in three out of their last four games.
Kerala were, by far, the superior team overall and created more chances than Jamshedpur but lacked the cutting edge in the final third, which denied them their fourth win of the season.
After 13 games, both the sides are level on points with ninth-placed Kerala Blasters just a spot below Jamshedpur FC.
With teams entering the final third of the season, NEUFC can afford no more slip-ups if they are to enter the playoffs.
While Hyderabad ended up drawing their third game on the trot, Jamshedpur grabbed their first point, after a treble of losses.