A-League Men Review: Round 21 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 19 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 21 (In a Nutshell): In Round 21 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 21.

Game One of Six

Adelaide United (5) v Wellington Phoenix (1)
Scoreline didn’t reflect the game
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 43% possession and eight shots on target. Wellington Phoenix had six shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Scott Wootton of Wellington Phoenix scored an own goal due to Oliver Sail being all at sea.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Craig Goodwin
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Yan Sasse

Game Two of Six

Brisbane Roar (1) v Western United (0)
Brisbane Roar were too good for lacklustre Western United
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 49% possession and three shots on target. Western United had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Jay O’Shea of the Brisbane Roar scored the only goal of the game. The assist was provided by Henry Hore.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jay O’Shea
Western United Game Changer: Jamie Young

Game Three of Six

Newcastle Jets (2) v Perth Glory (2)
Glory leave it late
Facts and Figures: Newcastle Jets had 55% possession and six shots on target. Perth Glory had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Ryan Williams of Perth Glory helped his team claim a point with a goal in the 97th minute that made the final score 2-2! The assist was provided by Keegan Jelacic.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Trent Buhagiar
Perth Glory Game Changer: Ryan Williams

Game Four of Six

Sydney FC (0) v Western Sydney Wanderers (4)
Wanderers too good
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 41% possession and seven shots on target. Sydney FC had eight shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Calem Niuwenhof gave Western Sydney Wanderers what proved to be an unassailable three goal lead. The assist was provided by Milos Ninkovic.
Sydney FC Game Changer: None
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changers: Amor Layouni, Milos Ninkovic

Game Five of Six

Melbourne Victory (2) v Central Coast Mariners (0)
Victory got a much needed victory!
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory had 27% possession and four shots on target. Central Coast Mariners failed to register a shot on target.
Pivotal Moment: Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne Victory scored the opening goal of the game in the 16th minute. The assist was provided by Roderick Miranda.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Bruno Fornaroli
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: None

Game Six of Six

Macarthur FC (1) v Melbourne City (1)
A draw is a good result for Macarthur FC
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 22% possession and one shot on target. Melbourne City had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Jason Romero scored the opening goal of the game in the 26th minute. The assist was provided by Al Hassan Toure.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Jonathan Aspropotamitis
Melbourne City Game Changer: Aiden O’Neill


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