A-League Men Review- Round 5 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 26 goals in six matches.
Clean Sheets: Three out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were no draws in six matches!
Round 5 (In a Nutshell): In four out of six matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Round 4.

Game One of Six

Melbourne Victory (4) v Newcastle Jets (0)
Jets all at sea
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory had 42% possession and seven shots on target from 14 shots. Newcastle Jets didn’t have a shot on target from nine shots.
Pivotal Moment: Jake Brimmer of Melbourne Victory broke the deadlock in the 16th minute, from the penalty spot. It was a contentious penalty.
Melbourne Victory Game Changers: Jake Brimmer, Chris Ikonomidis
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: None

Game Two of Six

Melbourne City (4) v Perth Glory (0)
City Obliterate Glory
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 63% possession and seven shots on target from 19 shots. Perth Glory had one shot, but it wasn’t a shot on target.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Maclaren of Melbourne City broke the deadlock in the 49th minute, thanks to an assist from Marco Tillio who was exceptional.
Melbourne City Game Changers: Matthew Leckie, Marco Tilio
Perth Glory Game Changer: None

Game Three of Six

Western Sydney Wanderers (0) v Central Coast Mariners (3)
Central Coast make Wanderers wonder why
Facts and Figures: Central Coast Mariners had 48% possession and eight shots on target from 18 shots. Western Sydney Wanderers had no shots on target from seven shots.
Pivotal Moment: Michael Ruhs of Central Coast Mariners broke the deadlock in the 66th minute. The assist was provided by Garang Kuol who pressed high up the pitch and his tackle led to the opening goal.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Lawrence Thomas
Central Coast Mariners Game Changers: Garang Kuol, Michael Ruhs

Game Four of Six

Wellington Phoenix (4) v Macarthur FC (1)
Wellington Phoenix dominate
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 59% possession and nine shots on target from 15 shots. Macarthur FC had five shots on target from 12 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Clayton Lewis of Wellington Phoenix scored from a stunning free kick in the 65th minute, which made the score 2-1 in their favour.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Sam Sutton
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Daniel Arzani

Game Five of Six

Brisbane Roar (3) v Sydney FC (1)
Sydney FC below average
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 43% possession and seven shots on target from 15 shots. Sydney FC had two shots on target from 16 shots. Sydney FC had Paulo Retre sent off in the 81st minute, which was a harsh decision, as perhaps a yellow card would’ve sufficed.
Pivotal Moment: Josh-Brindell-South of Brisbane Roar scored an outstanding goal in the 72nd minute. The assist was provided by Jay O’Shea.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Josh Brindell-South
Sydney FC Game Changer: Anthony Caceres

Game Six of Six

Western United (2) v Adelaide United (4)
A game full of action
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 49% possession and four shots on target from ten shots. Western United had nine shots on target from 23 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Joe Gauci, the goalkeeper for Western United made a fantastic save from a penalty in the 83rd minute, which helped them win the game comfortably.
Western United Game Changer: Nicolas Milanovic
Adelaide United Game Changers: Joe Gauci, Craig Goodwin




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