Western Sydney Wanderers beats Sydney 1-0 with a goal scored by K. Yengi. HIGHLIGHTS

SYDNEY. Western Sydney Wanderers tops Sydney 1-0 after K. Yengi scored just 1 goal (70').

Western Sydney Wanderers beats Sydney 1-0 with a goal scored by K. Yengi. HIGHLIGHTS

SYDNEY. Western Sydney Wanderers defeats Sydney 1-0 after K. Yengi scored just 1 goal (70′).

The match was played at the Allianz Stadium stadium in Sydney on Saturday and it started at 9:45 am local time. The referee was Alex King who had the assistance of Andrew Lindsay and Kearney Robinson. The 4th official was Stephen Lucas. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant at 19.8 degrees Celsius or 67.57 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 85%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 51 Ball Possession 49
Shots
  • 11 Total 15
  • 2 On Target 4
  • 9 Off Target 11
  • 2 Shots blocked 4
  • 113 Attack 128
  • 51 Dangerous attack 52
  • 110 Ball safe​ 116
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 5 Corners 5
  • 1 Off Sides 3
Fouls
  • 13 Total 18
  • 2 Yellow Cards 3
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 3 Substitutions 2

Ball possession

None of the teams had a clear upper hand in terms of ball possession. Sydney was in possession of the ball for 51% of the time vs. Western Sydney Wanderers that controlled the ball for 49% of the time.

Attitude and shots

Western Sydney Wanderers had a more offensive attitude with 52 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Western Sydney Wanderers won the contest.​

Sydney shot 11 times, 2 on target, 9 off target. Regarding the opposition, Western Sydney Wanderers shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target.

Cards

Sydney received 2 yellow cards (L. Brattan and J. Donachie). Regarding the opposition, Western Sydney Wanderers received 2 yellow cards (C. Nieuwenhof and A. Lopane).

Match Timeline

31'
C. Nieuwenhof- Yellow
A. Segecic- sub ->P. Wood
65'
70'
K. Yengi(goal)
M. Burgess- sub ->A. Caceres
74'
84'
Y. A. N\'Gbakoto- sub ->K. Yengi
J. Kucharski- sub ->P. Yazbek
86'
90'
A. Lopane- sub ->M. Ninkovic
90'
A. Lopane- Yellow
L. Brattan- Yellow
90'
J. Donachie- Yellow
90'

Standings

After playing this match, Sydney will stay with 7 points like Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory to go up in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Western Sydney Wanderers will have 13 points to sit in the 2nd place.

Next matches

In the next match in the A-League, Sydney will host Newcastle Jets on the 29th of April with a 27-9 head to head record in favor of Sydney (12 draws).

Western Sydney Wanderers will play away agasint Melbourne City on the 28th of April with a 11-10 head to head in favor of Western Sydney Wanderers (6 draws).

Sydney – Formation

Sydney
G
A. Redmayne 1.Australia
6.6
D
R. Grant 23.Australia
6.7
D
6.5
D
J. Donachie 2.Australia
7.3
90'
D
A. Gurd 29.Australia
6.6
M
N. Brattan 26.Australia
6.6
90'
M
R. Mak 11.Slovakia
6.8
M
A. Caceres 17.Australia
7.4
74'
M
P. Yazbek 16.Australia
6.7
86'
M
J. Lolley 10.England
6.8
F
P. Wood 12.Australia
6.4
65'
Substitutes
G
T. Heward-Belle 20.Australia
M
A. Segecic 19.Australia
6.5
65'
M
J. Girdwood-Reich 28.Australia
M
M. Burgess 22.Australia
6.8
74'
F
J. Kucharski 25.Australia
86'
F
A. Parsons 21.Australia

Sydney started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

The manager Steve Corica decided to play with the following team: Andrew Redmayne (6.6), Rhyan Grant (6.7), James Donachie (7.3), Aaron Gurd (6.6), Diego Caballo (6.5), Luke Brattan (6.6), Róbert Mak (6.8), Patrick Yazbek (6.7), Anthony Caceres (7.4), Joe Lolley (6.8) and Patrick Wood (6.4).

The home team had on the bench: Adrian Vlastelica, Jaiden Kucharski, Tom Heward-Belle, Alex Parsons, Adrian Segecic (6.5), Jake Girdwood-Reich and Max Burgess (6.8).

Substitutions

Sydney made 3 changes: P. Wood for A. Segecic (65′), A. Caceres for M. Burgess (74′) and P. Yazbek for J. Kucharski (86′).

Best player: Anthony Caceres​

The player that probably impressed the most for Sydney was Anthony Caceres.

His rating is (7.4) with 22 passes (63% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 17. He performed 1 cross.

Western Sydney Wanderers – Formation

Western Sydney Wanderers
G
L. Thomas 20.Australia
7.2
D
M. Guedes Filho 6.Brazil
7.4
D
A. Traoré 3.Côte d'Ivoire
6.9
D
T. Mrčela 5.Australia
7.1
D
G. Cleur 2.Australia
6.6
M
R. Amalfitano 17.France
7.3
M
C. Nieuwenhof 28.Australia
7.1
31'
M
B. Borrello 26.Australia
7.0
M
K. Yengi 9.Australia
7.2
84' Goals70'
F
M. Ninković 10.Serbia
6.8
90'
F
S. Krpić 11.Bosnia and Herzegovina
7.4
Substitutes
G
D. Margush 1.Australia
D
R. Tongyik 12.Australia
D
D. Wilmering 19.Australia
F
R. Najjarine 7.Australia
F
A. Lopane 36.Australia
90' 90'
F
Y. N'Gbakoto 23.Congo DR
84'

Western Sydney Wanderers started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

Marko Ante Rudan played with: Lawrence Thomas (7.2), Gabriel Cleur (6.6), Tomislav Mrčela (7.1), Marcelo (7.4), Adama Traoré (6.9), Brandon Borrello (7.0), Calem Nieuwenhof (7.1), Romain Amalfitano (7.3), Kusini Yengi (7.2), Sulejman Krpić (7.4) and Miloš Ninković (6.8).

They had on the bench: Ruon Tongyik, Daniel Margush, Ramy Najjarine, Alessandro Lopane, Yeni N’Gbakoto, Daniel Wilmering and Zachary Sapsford.

Substitutions

Western Sydney Wanderers made 2 changes: K. Yengi for Y. A. N’Gbakoto (84′) and M. Ninkovic for A. Lopane (90′).

Best player: Marcelo​

Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Western Sydney Wanderers was Marcelo even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 82 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 7.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the A-League.​