Week 3 of the A-League 2019/20 Restart- Review)- Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: 17 goals in six games = 2.83 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Three out of the six games had at least one clean sheet in it, which equates to 50% of games played!
Draws: There was one draw in six games.
A-League Restart- Week 3 (In a Nutshell): The tempo that the games were played at wasn’t far off other leagues in the world due to cool conditions in winter, in Australia. Find out what made Week 3 of the Restart so entertaining!
Monday Night Game
Central Coast Mariners (1) v Western Sydney Wanderers (1)
Wanderers Left to Wonder Why!
Facts and Figures: The Central Coast Mariners deserved to win the game based on the balance of play.
Pivotal Moment: Simon Cox scored an undeserved equaliser based on the balance of play.
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Milan Djuric
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Simon Cox
Wednesday Night Game
Melbourne Victory (1) v Brisbane Roar (2)
Roar Win Enthralling Contest!
Facts and Figures: The Brisbane Roar were challenged, but won. Melbourne Victory played well despite losing.
Pivotal Moments: Jay O’Shea had a shot from distance brilliantly saved by Matt Acton in the 17th minute. Storm Roux hit the bar in the 21st minute, due to a great save by Jamie Young. Matthew Ridenton made it two-nil in Brisbane Roar’s favour. Andrew Nabbout shot was well saved by Jamie Young.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Adama Traore
Brisbane Roar Game Changers: Matthew Ridenton, Scott McDonald
Thursday Night Game
Adelaide United (5) v Perth Glory (3)
Reds Too Good for Valiant Glory in Enthralling Contest!
Facts and Figures: Kristian Opseth made it three goals in three games since the A-League restart. Pacifique Niyongabire scored his first goal in the A-League!
Pivotal Moments: Riley McGree took a shocking penalty, that was saved by Liam Reddy. Michael Jakobsen scored a rare goal from a header. Lachlan Brook made it two-nil shortly after in the first half. Kristian Popovic got Perth back into the game.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Kristian Opseth
Perth Glory Game Changer: Alex Grant
Friday Night Game
Wanderers Claim Vital Three Points
Western Sydney Wanderers (1) v Wellington Phoenix (0)
Facts and Figures: Mitch Duke missed an opportunity to score near half time. Luke DeVere went down to ten men when Luke DeVere received his second yellow card.
Pivotal Moments: Nicolai Muller was injured due to a challenge from Louis Fenton. Kwame Yeboah opened the scoring with a header in the second half.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Kwame Yeboah
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Rene Piscopo
Saturday Evening Game
Melbourne City (2) v Sydney FC (0)
City Look Like Champions!
Facts and Figures: The tempo that the game was played at was high. Andrew Redmayne kept Sydney FC in the game.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Maclaren scored a freakish goal to make the score 2-nil midway through the second half.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Jamie Maclaren
Sydney FC Game Changer: Andrew Redmayne
Sunday Night Game
Newcastle Jets (1) v Western United (0)
Western United Outplayed!
Facts and Figures: The game ebbed and flowed in the first half until the Newcastle Jets scored.
Pivotal Moments: Jason Hoffman played a brilliant cross that has headered into the net by Roy O’Donovan.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Nigel Boogaard
Western United Game Changer: Connor Pain