90 minutes of action could not separate the two sides as Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United played out a goalless draw at the Furnace. Jamshedpur witnessed a cagey encounter with both the sides looking to play it safe rather than going all-out for a victory.
In a top of the table clash with both sides looking to consolidate their place in the top four, Jamshedpur FC made just one change in their starting eleven from the win over Chennaiyin FC. Pratik Chaudhari replaced Raju Gaikwad as Tiri's partner in defence. NorthEast, on the other hand, made nine changes from their 3 - 1 win over Kerala Blasters.
First half saw both sides struggling in the final third as they took turns in controlling possession. The majority of the game took place in the midfield with Jamshedpur FC and the Highlanders failing to create any clear cut chances. For the home side, Carlos Calvo was the most threatening player as the Spanish playmaker tried to thread passes and create opportunities.
In search of an opening goal, Cesar Ferrando made a change at the break with Pratik Chaudhari making way for Mobashir Rahman. The first shot on target of the game came in the 58th minute, courtesy of NorthEast's Federico Gallego. But Subrata Paul was alert to parry his shot away. Tim Cahill and Farukh Choudhary were thrown in the ring by Jamshedpur FC but the home side still could not find that elusive winner.
The match ended with no goals being scored and no shots on target from Jamshedpur FC. This was the first time in the club's history that the team had failed to hit a shot on target, a damning evidence of the team's struggles up front tonight.
On the positive side, Jamshedpur FC stay unbeaten at home with this goalless draw and still remain fourth on the league table. The Men of Steel travel to Kochi to face Kerala Blasters next on December 4.