FOOTSCRAY. Western United snatched a late win Sydney 1-0 after A. Diamanti scored just 1 goal (86′).
The match was played at the Whitten Oval stadium in Footscray on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Alex King who had the assistance of Lance Greenshields and Daniel Illievski. The 4th official was Jack Morgan. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 22 degrees Celsius or 71.56 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
Sydney had a strong ball possession 55% while Western United was struggling with a 45% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sydney was more pushing with 58 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 7 were on target. Nonetheless, Western United was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Western United shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, Sydney shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target.
Western United received 1 yellow card (Alessandro Diamanti). On the other side, Sydney received 1 yellow card (Max Burgess).
After this match, Western United will have 15 points to remain in the 9th place. Regarding the opposition, Sydney will stay with 14 points like Newcastle Jets to sit in the 10th place.
In the next match in the A-League, Western United will play away with Perth Glory on the 29th of April with a 5-2 head to head in favor of Western United (1 draw).
Sydney will host Newcastle Jets on the 29th of April with a 28-9 head to head statistic in favor of Sydney (12 draws).
Western United – Formation
Western United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager John Aloisi decided to play with the following team: Jamie Young, Tomoki Imai , Léo Lacroix , Nikolai Topor-Stanley , Joshua Risdon , Tongo Doumbia , Neil Kilkenny , Dylan Pierias , Lachlan Wales , Connor Pain and Noah Botic .
The home team had on the bench: James Troisi, Rhys Bozinovski , Alessandro Diamanti , Nicolas Milanovic , Ryan Scott, Benjamin Collins and Dylan Wenzel-Halls.
Western United made 5 changes: Tongo Doumbia for Rhys Bozinovski (73′), Dylan Pierias for Alessandro Diamanti (80′), Noah Botic for Nicolas Milanovic (80′), Lachlan Wales for James Troisi (80′) and Connor Pain for Dylan Wenzel-Halls (85′).
Best player: Jamie Young
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Western United was the goalkeeper: Jamie Young. His rating is 8.42. He performed 7 saves.
Sydney – Formation
Sydney started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Steve Corica played with: Andrew Redmayne, Rhyan Grant , James Donachie , Alex Wilkinson , Diego Caballo , Anthony Caceres , Luke Brattan , Max Burgess , Joe Lolley , Adam Le Fondre and Róbert Mak .
They had on the bench: Adrian Segecic, Jake Girdwood-Reich, Paulo Retre, Patrick Yazbek, Tom Heward-Belle, Patrick Wood and Aaron Gurd.
Sydney made 4 changes: A. Cáceres for Paulo Retre (69′), Max Burgess for P. Wood (76′), Alex Wilkinson for A. Gurd (85′) and Robert Mak for A. Segecic (85′).
Best player: Adam Le Fondre
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Sydney was Adam Le Fondre.
His rating iswith 10 passes (90% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 7.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.