Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 23 goals in six games= An average of 3.83 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Two out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet. That equates to 16.66% of teams that kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in the six matches.
Matchweek 17 (In a Nutshell): There were six matches that took place in Matchweek 17. In two out of the four matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s the Matchweek 17 A-League Review!
Friday – 16/04/2021 (Only Game)
Western Sydney Wanderers (1) v Brisbane Roar (2)
The Wanderers only Have Themselves to Blame!
Facts and Figures: The Wanderers had 54.9% of possession. Both teams had seven shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Joseph Champness of Brisbane Roar provided a brilliant cross for Riku Danzaki to make the score 2-1 at half time. The goal game in 1st half stoppage time.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Bruce Kamau
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young
Saturday – 17/04/2021 (Game One of Two)
Western United (1) v Central Coast Mariners (0)
Western United Win Means the Top Six Race Tightens!
Facts and Figures: Western United had 52.1% of possession. They also had six shots on target to the Mariners three.
Pivotal Moment: Connor Pain gave Western United a 1-nil lead in the 5th minute.
Western United Game Changer: Connor Pain
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Mark Birghitti
Saturday – 17/04/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Melbourne City (7) v Melbourne Victory (0)
City Win in a Game, While Victory have a Night to Forget!
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 63.6% possession. They had ten shots on target to Melbourne Victory’s one. Jamie Maclaren scored five goals.
Pivotal Moment: Adama Traore received a straight red card in the 30th minute. At that point in time the score was only 1-nil to City.
Melbourne City Game Changers: Jamie Maclaren, Marco Tilio
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: None
Sunday – 18/04/2021 (Game One of Three)
Sydney FC (2) v Adelaide United (2)
Sydney FC Squander Two Goal Lead!
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 37.8% possession. Both teams had seven shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Jordan Elsey score a goal that brought Adelaide United back into the game. The goal was scored in the 75th minute and reduced the deficit for Adelaide United to one goal.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Bobo
Adelaide United Game Changer: Craig Goodwin
Sunday– 18/04/2021 (Game Two of Three)
Macarthur FC (2) v Newcastle Jets (2)
All Square in Tight Affair
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 65.5% of possession. They had 17 shots to the Jets six. Along with that, Macarthur FC had six shots on target to the Jets five.
Pivotal Moment: Steven Ugarkovic scored for the Jets that made the score 2-all in the 57th minute.
Macarthur FC Game Changers: Charles M’Mwombwa, Matt Derbyshire
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Steven Ugarkovic
Sunday – 18/04/2021 (Game Three of Three)
Perth Glory (1) v Wellington Phoenix (3)
Phoenix Keep Finals Hopes Alive!
Facts and Figures: Glory had 61.3% possession and had 21 shots to Phoenix’s 14. Despite that, the Phoenix had seven shots on target to Glory’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Jaushua Sotirio made the score 3-1 in favour of Phoenix in the 75th minute.
Perth Glory Game Changer: None
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Ulises Davila