A-League Review- Matchweek 22 (Season 2020-21)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 17 goals in eight games, which is an average of 2.13 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Four out of 16 times a team that played kept a clean sheet. That’s 25% of times a team played they didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There was one draw in the eight matches.
Matchweek 22 (In a Nutshell): There were eight matches that took place in Matchweek 22. In four out of the seven matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s the Matchweek 22 A-League Review!

Friday – 21/05/2021 (Only Game)

Newcastle Jets (1) v Brisbane Roar (2)
The Jets Lose, but show some Growth
Facts and Figures: The Jets had 39.7% possession and two shots on target compared to the Brisbane Roar’s five. Both of the goals for the Brisbane Roar were partly due to a deflection, while the Jets goal was a Brisbane Roar own goal.
Pivotal Moment: Jay O’Shea scored for the Brisbane Roar in the 73rd minute due to a deflected goal. What it meant was that they took a 2-1 lead.
Newcastle Jets Game Changers: Archie Goodwin, Ramy Najjarine
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Riku Danzaki

Saturday – 22/05/2021 (Game One of Two)

Wellington Phoenix (3) v Western United (0)
Phoenix Win in a Comprehensive Fashion!
Facts and Figures: Phoenix had 52.8% possession. They had 10 shots on target to Western United’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Tomer Hemed of the Phoenix made it 3-nil in the 63rd minute.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Reno Piscopo
Western United Game Changer: Ryan Scott

Saturday – 22/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)

Melbourne City (1) v Central Coast Mariners (0)
Melbourne City Claim the Premiers Plate
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 45.7% possession. Both teams had just one shot on target!
Pivotal Moment: The referee overturned what appeared to be a certain Mariners penalty in 2nd half stoppage time.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Craig Noone
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: None

Sunday – 23/05/2021 (Game One of Three)

Sydney FC (1) v Western Sydney Wanderers (0)
Sydney FC Leave the Wanderers all at Sea
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC thoroughly deserved the win; it was one way traffic. The Wanders have Daniel Margush to thank for scoreboard being respectable. Sydney FC had 48.7% possession, but they had seven shots on target to the Wanderers three.
Pivotal Moment: Bobo scored thanks to a great cross from Milos Ninkovic in the 62nd minute. The goal gave Sydney FC a 1-nil lead.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Milos Ninkovic
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Daniel Margush

Sunday – 23/05/2021 (Game Two of Three)

Melbourne Victory (0) v Adelaide United (1)
Adelaide United Too Good
Facts and Figures: Victory had 46.9% possession and failed to register a shot on target from their nine shots. Adelaide United had three shots on target from 16 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Craig Goodwin of Adelaide United scored the only goal in the game in the 39th minute.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Adama Traore
Adelaide United Game Changer: Craig Goodwin

Sunday – 23/05/2021 (Game Three of Three)

Perth Glory (1) v Macarthur FC (1)
Glory Despair as Points Shared
Facts and Figures: The Glory had 42.1% possession, but Macarthur FC had six shots on target to Glory’s three.
Pivotal Moment: Matt Derbyshire of Macarthur FC made it 1-all in the 30th minute.
Perth Glory Game Changer: Jonathan Aspropotamitis
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Matt Derbyshire

Tuesday– 25/05/2021 (Only Game)

Brisbane Roar (3) v Melbourne City (0)
Brisbane Roar Claim Pivotal Three Points
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 42.8% possession and five shots on target compared with Melbourne City’s six. Jay O’Shea scored a brace from the penalty spot.
Pivotal Moment: Jay O’Shea scored from the penalty spot in the 6th minute to give Brisbane Roar the lead.
Brisbane Roar Game Changers: Jamie Young, Jay O’Shea
Melbourne City Game Changer: None

Wednesday- 26/05/2021 (Only Game)

Western Sydney Wanderers (1) v Wellington Phoenix (2)
The Phoenix Still in the Finals Race!
Facts and Figures: The Wanderers conceded both goals through corners. The Western Sydney Wanderers had 60.3% possession and six shots on target to the Phoenix’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Tomer Hemed scored in the 42nd minute to give Phoenix a 2-1 lead.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Daniel Margush
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Oliver Sail

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