A-League Men Review: Round 20 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 19 goals in six matches.
Clean Sheets: Two out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were no draws in six matches!
Round 20 (In a Nutshell): In Round 20 I correctly predicted the results in three out of six matches. In five 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 20.

Game One of Six

Perth Glory (1) v Western Sydney Wanderers (0)
A game for the ages!
Facts and Figures: Perth Glory had 34% possession and two shots on target. Western Sydney Wanderers had six shots on target. Both teams played with 10-men; the Perth Glory had Jordan Elsey in the second minute, while the Western Sydney Wanderers had Tomislav Mrcela sent off in the 84th minute.
Pivotal Moment: Aaron McEneff of Perth Glory scored the only goal of the game in the 95th minute!
Perth Glory Game Changer: Cameron Cook
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Adama Traore

Game Two of Six

Central Coast Mariners (4) v Macarthur FC (1)
Macarthur FC all at sea
Facts and Figures: Central Coast Mariners had 48% possession and 11 shots on target. Macarthur FC had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: James McGarry of Central Coast Mariners made the score 1-all in the 30th minute. The assist was provided by Christian Theoharous.
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Christian Theoharous
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Filip Kurto

Game Three of Six

Newcastle Jets (2) v Adelaide United (4)
Adelaide United, beat a Newcastle Jets team that was disappointing
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 47% possession and five shots on target. Newcastle Jets had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Nestory Irankunda of Adelaide United made the score 4-2 in their favour in the 65th minute. The assist was provided by Louis D’Arrigo.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Jason Hoffman
Adelaide United Game Changer: Nestory Irankunda

Game Four of Six

Wellington Phoenix (1) v Sydney FC (0)
A six-pointer
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 39% possession and two shots on target. Sydney FC had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Oskar Zawada of Wellington Phoenix scored the only goal of the game in the 21st minute. The assist was provided by Lucas Mauragis.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Oskar Zawada
Sydney FC Game Changer: Joe Lolley

Game Five of Six

Melbourne City (2) v Brisbane Roar (1)
A game that was in the balance throughout
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 71% possession and three shots on target. Brisbane Roar had two shots on target. Aiden O’Neill of Melbourne City scored a brace.
Pivotal Moment: Aiden O’Neill made the score 2-1 in favour of Melbourne City in the 88th minute. The assist was provided by Valon Berisha.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Aiden O’Neill
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jez Lofthouse

Game Six of Six

Melbourne Victory (1) v Western United (2)
A season defining game
Facts and Figures: Western United had 41% possession and four shots on target. Melbourne Victory had five shots on target. Both of Western goals were brought about by Connor Pain providing an assist.
Pivotal Moment: Aleksandar Prijovic made the score 2-1 in favour of Western United in the 69th minute. The assist was provided by Connor Pain.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Bruno Fornaroli
Western United Game Changer: Connor Pain

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