PERTH. Melbourne City defeats Perth Glory 4-2. Melbourne City capitalized on its superior ball possession (58%).
The match was played at the nib Stadium stadium in Perth on Saturday and it started at 6:30 am local time. The referee was Daniel Elder with the collaboration of Arvin Shanmuganathan and Matthew Southern. The 4th official was Shane Skinner. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 21.1 degrees Celsius or 70.02 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 69%.
Melbourne City had a strong ball possession 58% while Perth Glory was struggling with a 42% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Perth Glory was putting more pressure with 46 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Still, Melbourne City succeeded in find the solution to win this match.
Perth Glory shot 11 times, 4 on target, 5 off target. Talking about the opposition, Melbourne City shot 14 times, 5 on target, 8 off target.
Perth Glory received 4 yellow cards (Mustafa Amini, John Koutroumbis, Ryan Williams and Ruben Zadkovich). Talking about the opposition, Melbourne City received 2 yellow cards (Nuno Reis and Thomas Lam).
(Perth Glory) was sent off after receiving a red card in the (60′).
After this contest, Perth Glory will stay with 19 points to sit in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Melbourne City will have 34 points to remain in the 1st place.
In the next match in the A-League, Perth Glory will host Western United on the 29th of April with a 5-2 head to head record in favor of Western United (1 draw).
Melbourne City will host Western Sydney Wanderers on the 28th of April with a 11-10 head to head stats in favor of Western Sydney Wanderers (7 draws).
Perth Glory – Formation
Perth Glory started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Ruben Zadkovich decided to play with the following team: Cameron Cook, Antonee Burke-Gilroy , Jordan Elsey , Darryl Lachman , Mark Beevers , Mustafa Amini , Luke Bodnar , Ryan Williams , Keegan Jelacic , Jack Clisby and David Williams .
The home team had on the bench: Johnny Koutroumbis, Zachary Duncan , Pierce Clark, Adam Zimarino, Adam Taggart , Trent Ostler and Jacob Dowse .
Perth Glory made 5 changes: Antonee Burke-Gilroy for Zach Duncan (46′), Antonee Burke-Gilroy for Johnny Koutroumbis (46′), Jack Clisby for Jacob Dowse (78′), David Williams for Adam Taggart (78′) and Mustafa Amini for Trent Ostler (85′).
Best player: Jack Clisby
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Perth Glory was Jack Clisby.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 26 passes (84% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 5 crosses.
Melbourne City – Formation
Melbourne City started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
Rado Vidošić played with: Tom Glover, Nuno Reis , Thomas Lam , Scott Jamieson , Jordan Bos , Aiden O’Neill , Andrew Nabbout , Valon Berisha , Richard van der Venne , Mathew Leckie and Jamie MacLaren .
They had on the bench: Florin Berenguer, Raphael Borges Rodrigues, Marco Tilio , Jordon Hall, Matthew Sutton, Scott Galloway and Callum Talbot.
Melbourne City made 3 changes: Andrew Nabbout for Florin Berenguer (70′), Valon Berisha for Marco Tilio (70′) and Scott Jamieson for Callum Talbot (80′).
Best player: Valon Berisha
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Melbourne City was Valon Berisha.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 31 passes (87% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 7. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.