Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 27 goals in nine games, which is an of 3 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Four out of 18 times a team that played kept a clean sheet. That’s 22.22% of times a team played they didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There was one draw in the eight matches.
Matchweek 21 (In a Nutshell): There were 18 matches that took place in Matchweek 21. In four out of the eight matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s the Matchweek 21 A-League Review!
Thursday – 13/05/2021 (Only Game)
Melbourne City (4) v Adelaide United (1)
City Too Good in the Key Areas
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 46.5% possession and eight shots on target compared to Adelaide United’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Scott Galloway of Melbourne City made the score 2-nil in the 45th minute.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Marco Tilio
Adelaide United Game Changer: James Delianov
Friday – 14/05/2021 (Only Game)
Macarthur FC (3) v Melbourne Victory (1)
The Scoreboard Didn’t Tell the Story!
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 49.5% possession and four shots on target to Melbourne Victory’s five. Melbourne Victory had 21 shots to Macarthur FC’s eight. It’s a game that Melbourne Victory should’ve won.
Pivotal Moment: Matt Derbyshite gave MacarthurFC a 3-1 lead in the 89th minute.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Matt Derbyshire
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Elvis Kamsoba
Saturday – 15/05/2021 (Game One of Two)
Western United (0) v Sydney FC (1)
Goalkeeper Ryan Scott Prevents a Big Loss
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 57% possession and 12 shots on target to Western United’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Adam Le Fondre scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 76th minute.
Western United Game Changer: Ryan Scott
Sydney FC Game Changer: Adam Le Fondre
Saturday – 15/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Newcastle Jets (0) v Central Coast Mariners (1)
The Mariners Get Lucky Break
Facts and Figures: The Mariners had 52% possession. Both teams had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Matt Simon scored a penalty for the Mariners in the 54th minute. Unfortunately, the penalty decision was controversial.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Angus Thurgate
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Matt Simon
Sunday – 16/05/2021 (Game One of Three)
Melbourne City (2) v Wellington Phoenix (2)
An Exciting Game, which was All Square
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 51% possession. Wellington Phoenix had eight shots on target to Melbourne City’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Tomer Hemed of Phoenix scored an equaliser in the 88th minute
Melbourne City Game Changer: Jamie Maclaren
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Tomer Hemed
Sunday – 16/05/2021 (Game Two of Three)
Adelaide United (1) v Brisbane Roar (0)
Adelaide United Survive
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 53% possession and six shots on target to Brisbane Roar’s two. Despite the stats and the three points Adelaide United would be disappointed with their performance.
Pivotal Moment: Craig Goodwin of Adelaide United scored in the 23rd minute. It was a well constructed goal.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Craig Goodwin
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Alex Parsons
Sunday – 16/05/2021 (Game Three of Three)
Perth Glory (5) v Western Sydney Wanderers (1)
Glory Far Too Good for Wanderers
Facts and Figures: Perth Glory had 40.5% possession and five shots on target compared with Wanderers six.
Pivotal Moment: Andy Keogh made the score 2-nil in Glory’s favour in the 24th minute. He chipped the ball over the Wanderers goalkeeper, Daniel Margush.
Perth Glory Game Changer: Andy Keogh
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Bruce Kamau
Wednesday– 19/05/2021 (Game One of Two)
Sydney FC (2) v Melbourne Victory (0)
Sydney FC Leave Melbourne Victory All at Sea
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 56.1% possession. They had four shots on target to Melbourne Victory’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Kosta Barbarouses gave Sydney FC a 2-nil lead in the 83rd minute with a clinical finish.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: None
Wednesday- 19/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Perth Glory (2) v Adelaide United (1)
Glory Claim Morale Boosting Comeback Win
Facts and Figures: Glory had 44.1% possession and just two shots on target, compared with Adelaide United’s three. The Glory recovered from a one goal deficit to get a memorable win.
Pivotal Moment: Joel Chianese gave the Glory a 2-1 lead in the 86th minute.
Perth Glory Game Changer: Chris Ikonomidis
Adelaide United Game Changer: Ryan Strain
Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 21
Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, Newcastle Jets, Wellington Phoenix, Western Sydney Wanderers and Western United
Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 21
Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory and Sydney FC