A-League Men Review- Round 4 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 20 goals in six matches.
Clean Sheets: Three out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in six matches!
Round 4 (In a Nutshell): In two out of four matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! In all three of the games played on Saturday there was a player that was sent off. Find out what transpired in Round 4.

Game One of Six

Western Sydney Wanderers (2) v Newcastle Jets (0)
The Jets Left to Wonder why and how by the Wanderers
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 48% possession and two shots on target from 11 shots. The Newcastle Jets had two shots on target from four shots.
Pivotal Moment: Reno Piscopo of the Newcastle Jets had a volley saved by Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper, Lawrence Thomas in the 56th minute. It kept the deficit at two goals.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changers: Brandon Borrello, Adama Traore
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Mark Natta

Game Two of Six

Brisbane Roar (0) v Melbourne Victory (0)
All square in dull affair
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 34% possession and two shots on target from nine shots. Melbourne Victory only had two shots on target from 29 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Brisbane Roar goalkeeper Jordan Holmes received a red card in the 55th minute.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Scott Neville
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Jake Brimmer

Game Three of Six

Central Coast Mariners (4) v Western United (2)
2-nil is the most dangerous score in football.
Facts and Figures: Central Coast Mariners had 66% possession and nine shots on target from 26 shots. Western United scored from both of their two shots on target. Unfortunately, they had just four shots. At half time Western United led 2-nil.
Pivotal Moment: Nikolai Topor-Stanley of Western United was sent off in the 48th minute for a blatant foul on Garang Kuol.
Central Coast Mariners Game Changers: Jason Cummings, Garang Kuol
Western United Game Changer: Connor Pain

Game Four of Six

Macarthur FC (2) v Sydney FC (3)
Another game, more controversy
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 71% possession and 12 shots on target from 24 shots. Macarthur FC had six shots on target from seven shots.
Pivotal Moment: Jonathan Aspropotamitis of Macarthur FC was sent off in the 37th minute, when the score was 1-all.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Filip Kurto
Sydney FC Game Changer: Joe Lolley

Game Five of Six

Adelaide United (2) v Perth Glory (1)
Adelaide United too good
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 46% possession and seven shots on target from 21 shots. Perth Glory had three shots on target from nine shots.
Pivotal Moment: Craig Goodwin of Adelaide United broke the deadlock in the 18th minute.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Craig Goodwin
Perth Glory Game Changer: Ryan Williams

Game Six of Six

Melbourne City (2) v Wellington Phoenix (2)
Phoenix display spirit to comeback from two goals behind
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 41% possession and four shots on target from ten shots. Wellington Phoenix had three shots on target from ten shots.
Pivotal Moment: Marco Tilio of Melbourne City was substituted off in the 72nd minute when they were still winning 2-nil.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Marco Tilio
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Sam Sutton



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