Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 16 goals in seven games, which is an average of 2.29 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Three out of the 14 times a team which played kept a clean sheet. That’s 21.43% of times a team that played didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There were three draws in the seven matches.
Matchweek 24 (In a Nutshell): There were seven matches that took place in Matchweek 24. In three out of the four matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s the Matchweek 24 A-League Review!
Thursday – 03/06/2021 (Only Game)
Adelaide United (2) v Western Sydney Wanderers (2)
Adelaide United Secure Finals Football!
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 54.3% possession. They had six shots on target compared with the Wanderers two. The Wanderers played with ten men from the 36th minute, with Tass Mourdoukoutas.
Pivotal Moment: Craig Goodwin of Adelaide United scored the equaliser as he made the score 2-all.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Craig Goodwin
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Graham Dorrans
Friday – 04/06/2021 (Only Game)
Macarthur FC (0) v Wellington Phoenix (3)
The Phoenix Win a One Horse Race
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 47.8% possession. It was 11 shots on target to three in favour of Wellington Phoenix.
Pivotal Moment: David Ball of the Phoenix scored the opening goal of the game in 1st half stoppage time. The goal was scored thanks to an exquisite back heel from Tomer Hemed
Macarthur FC Game Changer: None
Wellington Phoenix Game Changers: Tomer Hemed, Reno Piscopo
Saturday – 05/06/2021 (Game One of Three)
Brisbane Roar (0) v Sydney FC (2)
Brisbane Roar Fail to Score
Facts and Figures: The Brisbane Roar had 55.9% possession. They had six shots on target to Sydney FC’s four. Along with that the Brisbane Roar had 31 shots to Sydney FC’s 12.
Pivotal Moment: Harry Van Der Saag scored Sydney FC’s second goal in 2nd half stoppage time.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jay O’Shea
Sydney FC Game Changers: Paulo Retre, Thomas Heward-Belle
Saturday – 05/06/2021 (Game Two of Three)
Central Coast Mariners (2) v Western United (0)
Mariners Peaking at the Right Time
Facts and Figures: The Mariners had 32.5% possession. Despite that, they had seven shots on target to Western United’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Marco Urena scored the 2nd goal of the game in 2nd half stoppage time.
Central Coast Mariners Victory Game Changers: Jack Clisby, Joshua Nisbet
Western United Game Changer: Alessandro Diamanti
Saturday – 05/06/2021 (Game Three of Three)
Newcastle Jets (1) v Perth Glory (1)
Cracking Contest Ends in a Draw
Facts and Figures: Newcastle Jets had 49.1% possession. They had four shots on target to the Glory’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Glory’s Jonathan Asporpotamitis scored an own goal in the 70th minute that made the score 1-all.
Newcastle Jets Game Changers: Angus Thurgate, Archie Goodwin
Perth Glory Game Changer: Bruno Fornaroli
Sunday – 06/06/2021 (Only Game)
Melbourne Victory (1) v Melbourne City (1)
Victory Leave City Thinking What a Pity
Facts and Figures: Victory had 34.8% possession. They had five shots on target to City’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Victory substitute Lleyton Brooks helped them claim a point with a goal in 2nd half stoppage time.
Melbourne Victory Game Changers: Matthew Acton, Lleyton Brooks
Melbourne City Game Changers: Aiden O’Neill, Marco Tilio
Game Postponed to Thursday 10/06/2021 (Only Game)
Melbourne City (1) v Newcastle Jets (2)
Jets Send Deans out on a High
Facts and Figures: The last game that the Jets will be coached by Craig Deans they came back from 1-nil to win the game and avoid the wooden spoon. Melbourne City had 62.5% possession. They had seven shots on target to the Jets three.
Pivotal Moment: Apostolos Stamatelopoulos of the Jets scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 89th minute. The goal made the score 2-1 and was scored due to a clinical cross from Lucas Mauragis.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Florin Berenguer
Newcastle Jets Game Changers: Jack Duncan, Lucas Mauragis
Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 24
Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory, Western United, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers
Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 24
Melbourne City and Newcastle Jets