Western United prevails over Sydney 1-0 with a late goal scored by A. Diamanti. HIGHLIGHTS

FOOTSCRAY. Western United snatched a late win Sydney 1-0 after A. Diamanti scored just 1 goal (86').

Western United prevails over Sydney 1-0 with a late goal scored by A. Diamanti. HIGHLIGHTS

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%.​

Match Statistics​

  • 45 Ball Possession 55
Shots
  • 14 Total 16
  • 5 On Target 7
  • 9 Off Target 9
  • 3 Shots blocked 1
  • 108 Attack 130
  • 43 Dangerous attack 58
  • 75 Ball safe​ 94
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 8 Corners 5
Fouls
  • 5 Total 13
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
  • 0 Double Yellow 0
  • 0 Red Card 0
Other
  • 9 Substitutions 7

Ball possession

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.

Cards

Western United received 1 yellow card (Alessandro Diamanti). On the other side, Sydney received 1 yellow card (Max Burgess).

Match Timeline

64'
Max Burgess- Yellow
69'
Paulo Retre- sub ->A. Cáceres
Rhys Bozinovski- sub ->Tongo Doumbia
73'
76'
P. Wood- sub ->Max Burgess
Alessandro Diamanti- sub ->Dylan Pierias
80'
Nicolas Milanovic- sub ->Noah Botic
80'
James Troisi- sub ->Lachlan Wales
80'
85'
Aaron Gurd- sub ->Alex Wilkinson
85'
A. Segecic- sub ->Robert Mak
Dylan Wenzel-Halls- sub ->Connor Pain
85'
Alessandro Diamanti(goal)
86'
Alessandro Diamanti- Yellow
87'

Standings

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.

Next matches

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
G
Jamie Young 1.Australia
8.4
D
Nikolai Topor-Stanley 44.Australia
7.2
D
Léo Lacroix 4.Switzerland
7.1
D
Joshua Risdon 19.Australia
7.8
D
Tomoki Imai 6.Japan
7.2
M
Dylan Pierias 5.Australia
7.3
80'
M
Neil Kilkenny 88.Australia
7.4
M
Tongo Doumbia 7.Mali
7.0
73'
M
Connor Pain 11.Australia
6.6
85'
M
Lachlan Wales 8.Australia
6.7
80'
F
Noah Botic 38.Australia
7.0
80'
Substitutes
G
Ryan Scott 37.Australia
D
Benjamin Collins 33.Australia
M
James Troisi 14.Australia
6.5
80'
M
Rhys Bozinovski 42.Australia
6.2
73'
M
7.6
80' 87' Goals86'
F
Nicolas Milanovic 26.Australia
6.2
80'
F
Dylan Wenzel-Halls 9.Australia
85'

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 (8.4), Tomoki Imai (7.2), Léo Lacroix (7.1), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (7.2), Joshua Risdon (7.8), Tongo Doumbia (7.0), Neil Kilkenny (7.4), Dylan Pierias (7.3), Lachlan Wales (6.7), Connor Pain (6.6) and Noah Botic (7.0).

The home team had on the bench: James Troisi (6.5), Rhys Bozinovski (6.2), Alessandro Diamanti (7.6), Nicolas Milanovic (6.2), Ryan Scott, Benjamin Collins and Dylan Wenzel-Halls.

Substitutions

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
G
Andrew Redmayne 1.Australia
7.3
D
Alex Wilkinson 4.Australia
7.1
85'
D
Rhyan Grant 23.Australia
6.5
D
Diego Caballo 18.Spain
6.8
D
James Donachie 2.Australia
6.7
M
Luke Brattan 26.Australia
6.8
M
Anthony Caceres 17.Australia
6.6
69'
M
Max Burgess 22.Australia
6.5
76' 64'
F
Róbert Mak 11.Slovakia
7.3
85'
F
Adam Le Fondre 9.England
7.6
F
Joe Lolley 10.England
6.4
Substitutes
G
Tom Heward-Belle 20.Australia
D
Aaron Gurd 29.Australia
85'
M
A. Segecic 19.Australia
85'
M
Jake Girdwood-Reich 28.Australia
M
Paulo Retre 8.Australia
6.6
69'
M
Patrick Yazbek 16.Australia
F
P. Wood 12.Australia
6.6
76'

Sydney started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

Steve Corica played with: Andrew Redmayne (7.3), Rhyan Grant (6.5), James Donachie (6.7), Alex Wilkinson (7.1), Diego Caballo (6.8), Anthony Caceres (6.6), Luke Brattan (6.8), Max Burgess (6.5), Joe Lolley (6.4), Adam Le Fondre (7.6) and Róbert Mak (7.3).

They had on the bench: Adrian Segecic, Jake Girdwood-Reich, Paulo Retre (6.6), Patrick Yazbek, Tom Heward-Belle, Patrick Wood (6.6) and Aaron Gurd.

Substitutions

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 is (7.6) with 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.​