Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 20 goals scored in six games= An average of 3.33 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: One out of the 12 times a team played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There was one draw in the six matches.
Matchweek 4 (In a Nutshell): There were six matches that took place in Matchweek 4. In two of the five matches where a team that claimed all three points had less possession than their opposition. Here’s my Matchweek 4 Review!
Saturday – 16/01/2021 (Game One of Two)
Sydney FC (1) v Western Sydney Wanderers (1)
A Classic Game of Two Halves!
Facts and Figures: Both teams had 16 shots each!
Pivotal Moment: There was a penalty awarded to Sydney FC in the 2nd half, which was controversial.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Luke Brattan
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Daniel Margush
Saturday – 16/01/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Melbourne City (2) v Western United (1)
Melbourne City Left Western United thinking what a Pity!
Facts and Figures: It was seven shots on target to two in favour of Melbourne City.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Maclaren scored a goal in the 84th minute to make it 2-1.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Marco Tilio
Western United Game Changer: Connor Pain
Sunday – 17/01/2021 (Only Game)
Newcastle Jets (1) v Macarthur FC (2)
Jets Didn’t Get Rewarded for Good Performance
Facts and Figures: There was five shots on target to four in favour of Newcastle Jets.
Pivotal Moment: Loic Puyo scored the opening goal of the game with a good volley.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Ivan Franjic
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Nigel Boogaard
Tuesday – 19/01/2021 (Only Game)
Central Coast Mariners (0) v Western Sydney Wanderers (1)
Mariners Lost a Game that they Should’ve Won!
Facts and Figures: 14 shots for the Mariners to the Wanderers 7. The Mariners had 4 shots on target to the Wanderers 2. The Mariners were the better team. That’s despite having only 36.4% possession!
Pivotal Moment: Nicolai Müller scored the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute.
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Josh Nisbet
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changers: Ziggy Gordon, Nicolai Müller
Wednesday – 20/01/2021 (Game One of Two)
Newcastle Jets (1) v Brisbane Roar (2)
Jets Controlled the Game to no Avail Again!
Facts and Figures: The Newcastle Jets had six shots on target from 21 shots. They had 54.6% possession and had 15 corners to the Brisbane Roar’s one. The Brisbane Roar scored from their only two shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Dylan Wenzel-Halls scored what proved to be the match winner in the 61st minute.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Ramy Najjarine
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Dylan Wenzel-Halls
Wednesday – 20/01/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Perth Glory (5) v Adelaide United (3)
Adelaide United Weren’t at the Races for the Majority of the Game!
Facts and Figures: There were eight goals from the ten shots on target of both teams combined.
Pivotal Moment: Carlo Armiento scored the Perth Glory’s fifth goal of the game. The score was 5-1 and was basically over as a contest.
Perth Glory Game Changers: Daniel Stynes, Nicholas D’Agostino, Darryl Lachman
Adelaide United Game Changer: Pacifique Niyongabire
Matchweek 4 (Final Thoughts)
It’s great to see that football is back in Australia. It doesn’t matter if it’s going to be tough to manage, it’s worth it, provided everyone stays healthy. It’s going to be an entertaining Season, judging by the attacking football played in Matchweek 4.
Teams that Didn’t Play in Matchweek 4
Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix
Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 4
Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, Melbourne City, Perth Glory, Sydney FC and Western United
Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 4
Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers