MELBOURNE. Melbourne City conquers Central Coast Mariners 1-0 after J. Maclaren scored just 1 goal (39′). Melbourne City made the most of its better ball possession (57%).
Jamie Maclaren missed a penalty (45′) for Melbourne City.
The match was played at the AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne on Tuesday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The referee was Adam Kersey assisted by George Lakrindis and Peter Jaworski. The 4th official was Jack Morgan. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold at 10.6 degrees Celsius or 51.04 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 76%.
- 57 Ball Possession 43
- 17 Total 6
- 6 On Target 4
- 11 Off Target 2
- 1 Shots blocked 0
- 116 Attack 91
- 51 Dangerous attack 40
- 89 Ball safe 87
- 1 Penalties 0
- 2 Corners 2
- 5 Off Sides 3
- 10 Total 10
- 2 Yellow Cards 4
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Melbourne City had a superior ball possession 57% while Central Coast Mariners was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Melbourne City was more pushing with 51 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 6 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Melbourne City won the match.
Melbourne City shot 17 times, 6 on target, 11 off target. Talking about the opposition, Central Coast Mariners shot 6 times, 4 on target, 2 off target.
Melbourne City received 2 yellow cards (Callum Talbot and Richard van der Venne). Talking about the opposition, Central Coast Mariners received 4 yellow cards (Marco Túlio, Béni Nkololo, Garang Kuol and Michael Ruhs).
After playing this contest, Melbourne City will have 19 points to remain in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Central Coast Mariners will stay with 13 points to sit in the 4th place.
In the next match in the A-League, Melbourne City will host Western Sydney Wanderers on the 28th of April with a 11-10 head to head statistic in favor of Western Sydney Wanderers (6 draws).
Central Coast Mariners will play away agasint Adelaide United on the 29th of April with a 23-21 head to head statistic in favor of Adelaide United (5 draws).
Melbourne City – Formation
Melbourne City started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Rado Vidošić decided to play with the following team: Tom Glover, Callum Talbot , Thomas Lam , Curtis Good , Jordan Bos , Aiden O’Neill , Marco Tilio , Valon Berisha , Richard van der Venne , Mathew Leckie and Jamie MacLaren .
The home team had on the bench: Nuno Reis, Scott Jamieson , Scott Galloway , Matthew Sutton, Andrew Nabbout , Taras Gomulka and Arion Sulemani.
Melbourne City made 5 changes: Béni Nkololo for Scott Galloway (63′), Marco Tilio for Andrew Nabbout (63′), Valon Berisha for Scott Jamieson (81′), Thomas Lam for Nuno Reis (81′) and Jordan Bos for Taras Gomulka (90′).
Best player: Mathew Leckie
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Melbourne City was Mathew Leckie even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 50 passes (80% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 18. He performed 1 cross.
Central Coast Mariners – Formation
Central Coast Mariners started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Nick Montgomery played with: Danny Vukovic, Storm Roux , Daniel Hall , Brian Kaltack , Jacob Farrell , Samuel Silvera , Joshua Nisbet, Nectarios Triantis , Harrison Steele , Beni Nkololo and Marco Túlio , Jason Cummings .
These were the players on the bench: Michael Ruhs, Yaren Sözer, Atem Dor Jok , Sasha Kuzevski , Cameron Windust and Garang Kuol .
Central Coast Mariners made 5 changes: Storm Roux for Garang Kuol (63′), Sam Silvera for Sasha Kuzevski (63′), Callum Talbot for Michael Ruhs (63′), Nectarios Triantis for Cameron Windust (81′) and Marco Túlio for Dor Jok (81′).
Best player: Danny Vukovic
The player that probably impressed the most for Central Coast Mariners was the goalkeeper: Danny Vukovic. His rating is 7.81. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 6 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.