A-League Men Review: Round 13 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 11 goals in six matches.
Clean Sheets: Four out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in six matches.
Round 13 (In a Nutshell): In Round 13 I correctly predicted the results in two out of six matches. In four out of four matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Round 13.

Game One of Six

Adelaide United (1) v Macarthur FC (0)
Adelaide United lucky to claim three points
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 38% possession and four shots on target. Macarthur FC had eight shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Joe Gauci made a crucial double save in the 78th minute.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Joe Gauci
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Craig Noone

Game Two of Six

Western United (1) v Sydney FC (0)
Western United claim win in a game that could’ve gone either way
Facts and Figures: Western United had 45% possession and six shots on target. Sydney FC had seven shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Alessandro Diamanti scored the only goal of the game that meant Western United won 1-0 with an exquisite chip from a fair way out from goal.
Western United Game Changers: Alessandro Diamanti, Jamie Young
Sydney FC Game Changer: Joe Lolley

Game Three of Six

Brisbane Roar (0) v Melbourne City (0)
An entertaining scoreless draw
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 34% possession and four shots on target. Melbourne City also had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Henry Hore of Brisbane Roar had a shot saved by the Melbourne City goalkeeper, Tom Glover in the 88th minute.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Scott Neville
Melbourne City Game Changer: Aiden O’Neill

Game Four of Six

Perth Glory (3) v Melbourne Victory (1)
The Glory home ground is becoming a fortress
Facts and Figures: Perth Glory had 49% possession and eight shots on target. Melbourne Victory had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Adam Taggart of Perth Glory gave them a 2-1 lead in the 80th minute with a sublime header. The assist was provided by fellow substitute, Jacob Dowse.
Perth Glory Game Changer: Adam Taggart
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Matt Acton

Game Five of Six

Wellington Phoenix (2) v Central Coast Mariners (1)
Phoenix too good for Mariners
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 45% possession and had three shots on target. Central Coast Mariners had six shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Oskar Zawada of Wellington Phoenix gave them what proved to be an unassailable two goal lead. The assist was provided by Callan Elliot.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Oskar Zawada
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Brian Kaltak

Game Six of Six

Newcastle Jets (1) v Western Sydney Wanderers (1)
Wanderers should’ve claimed three points
Facts and Figures: Newcastle Jets had 36% possession and five shots on target. Western Sydney Wanderers had nine shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Oliver Bozanic of the Western Sydney Wanderers scored an equaliser from the penalty spot in the 64th minute.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Jack Duncan
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Oliver Bozanic

 

 

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