Pune bounce back to edge Jamshedpur

Pune bounce back to edge Jamshedpur

Pune bounce back to edge Jamshedpur

Gurtej Singh and Emiliano Alfaro scored a goal each in a span of four minutes as FC Pune City scored a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in a thrilling Indian Super League match, here on Wednesday.

With the win, Pune are on the top of the table with 22 points from 12 games. Bengaluru FC are in second place with 21 points, having played a game less.

While Gurtej scored in the 62nd minute, Alfaro followed it up in the 66th to give the hosts crucial lead. In the 29th minute, Jamshedpur broke the shackles after Brazilian Wellington Priori netted to give the visitors a 1-0 lead.

In the 36th minute, Jamshedpur had the opportunity to make it 2-0, but their Nigerian striker Azuka Izu flicked it wide after being fed by a cross from Brazilian Trindade Matheus Goncalves.

The visitors wasted another chance when striker Jerry Mawihmingthanga shot over the bar after getting a cross from Priori in the 38th minute.

Pune missed a golden opportunity in the additional time of the first half when Alfaro failed to put the ball into the net after a goal-mouth melee.

But in the second half, the tables turned on Jamshedpur. After missing a couple of shots early on and a free-kick in the 56 minute, the hosts equalised in the 62nd minute, courtesy a stunning header by Gurtej.

Pune then struck the crucial blow, through Alfaro.