FOOTSCRAY. Adelaide United beats Western United 4-2.
L. Wales squandered a decisive penalty (82′). That would have allowed Western United to draw the match.
The match was played at the Whitten Oval stadium in Footscray on Sunday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Alex King who was helped by Andrew Lindsay and George Lakrindis. The 4th official was Jack Morgan. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 25.1 degrees Celsius or 77.11 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Western United was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Adelaide United that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Western United was more aggressive with 65 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 8 were on target. Anyway, Adelaide United was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Western United shot 22 times, 8 on target, 14 off target. On the opposite side, Adelaide United shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target.
Western United received 1 yellow card (J. Young). Regarding the opposition, Adelaide United received 3 yellow cards (L. D’Arrigo, J. Prados and B. Halloran).
After playing this match, Western United will stay with 1 points to remain in the 12th place. On the other side, Adelaide United will have 8 points to sit in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the A-League, Western United will play away with Perth Glory on the 29th of April with a 5-1 head to head statistic in favor of Western United (1 draw).
Adelaide United will host Central Coast Mariners on the 29th of April with a 23-21 head to head stats in favor of Adelaide United (5 draws).
Western United – Formation
Western United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager John Aloisi decided to play with the following team: Jamie Young, Joshua Risdon , Jacob Tratt , Léo Lacroix , Ben Garuccio , Neil Kilkenny , Steven Lustica , Lachlan Wales , James Troisi , Connor Pain and Dylan Wenzel-Halls .
The home team had on the bench: Noah Botic, Dylan Pierias, Rhys Bozinovski , Benjamin Collins, Nicolas Milanovic , Ryan Scott and Alessandro Diamanti .
Western United made 4 changes: J. Troisi for N. Milanovic (46′), S. Lustica for R. Bozinovski (53′), D. Wenzel-Halls for A. Diamanti (66′) and N. Kilkenny for D. Pierias (73′).
Best player: Connor Pain
The most impressive player for Western United was Connor Pain.
His rating iswith 31 passes (83% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 13. He performed 4 crosses.
Adelaide United – Formation
Also Adelaide United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Thomas Veart played with: Joe Gauci, Javi López , Alexandar Popovic , Ben Warland , Ryan Kitto , Isaías , Louis D’Arrigo , Ben Halloran , George Blackwood , Craig Goodwin and Hiroshi Ibusuki .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Harry Van der Saag, James Delianov, Lachlan Barr, Ethan Alagich , Nestory Irankunda, Juande Prados and Luka Jovanovic.
Adelaide United made 4 changes: J. Lopez for H. Van Der Saag (48′), G. Blackwood for E. Alagich (63′), L. D’Arrigo for J. Prados (71′) and H. Ibusuki for L. Jovanovic (84′).
Best player: Craig Goodwin
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Adelaide United was Craig Goodwin.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 36 passes (86% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 8. He performed 9 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.