MELBOURNE. Melbourne City snatched a late win Perth Glory 1-0 after N. Atkinson scored just 1 goal (88′). Melbourne City was unquestionably better in terms of ball possession (69%) was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne on Wednesday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Ben Abraham with the assistance of George Lakrindis and Andrew Meimarakis. The 4th official was Lachlan Keevers. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 16.4 degrees Celsius or 61.52 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 95%.
- ! 69 Ball Possession 31
- 26 Total 6
- 9 On Target 2
- 17 Off Target 4
- 4 Shots blocked 0
- 145 Attack 82
- 94 Dangerous attack 20
- 73 Ball safe 74
- 0 Penalties 0
- 11 Corners 1
- 2 Off Sides 3
- 12 Total 11
- 2 Yellow Cards 4
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 2 Substitutions 4
Melbourne City had a strong ball possession 69% while Perth Glory was struggling with a 31% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Melbourne City had a more offensive attitude with 94 dangerous attacks and 26 shots of which 9 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Melbourne City won the match.
Melbourne City shot 26 times, 9 on target, 17 off target. Regarding the opposition, Perth Glory shot 6 times, 2 on target, 4 off target.
Melbourne City received 2 yellow cards (S. Jamieson and M. Tilio). Talking about the opposition, Perth Glory received 4 yellow cards (J. Aspropotamitis, D. Lachman, A. Burke-Gilroy and B. Fornaroli).
After playing this contest, Melbourne City will have 7 points like Macarthur to remain in the 2nd place. Talking about the opposition, Perth Glory will stay with 4 points like Wellington Phoenix to sit in the 6th place.
In the next match in the A-League, Melbourne City will host Melbourne Victory on the 18th of December with a 13-12 head to head statistic in favor of Melbourne Victory (9 draws).
Perth Glory will play away agasint Brisbane Roar on the 18th of December with a 23-12 head to head statistic in favor of Brisbane Roar (10 draws).
Melbourne City – Formation
Melbourne City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Patrick Kisnorbo decided to play with the following team: Tom Glover, Scott Galloway , Nuno Reis , Curtis Good , Scott Jamieson , Aiden O’Neill , Conor Metcalfe , Andrew Nabbout , Marco Tilio , Mathew Leckie and Jamie MacLaren .
The home team had on the bench: Nathaniel Atkinson, Anthony Lesiotis, Jordon Hall, Rostyn Griffiths, Florin Berenguer , Matthew Sutton and Stefan Colakovski.
Melbourne City made 2 changes: M. Leckie for F. Berenguer (67′) and A. Nabbout for N. Atkinson (78′).
Best player: Curtis Good
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Melbourne City was Curtis Good even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 93 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11.
Perth Glory – Formation
Perth Glory started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Richard García played with: Cameron Cook, Aaron Calver , Jonathan Aspropotamitis , Darryl Lachman , Kosuke Ota , Antonee Burke-Gilroy , Luke Bodnar , Adrian Sardinero , Daniel Stynes , Bruno Fornaroli and Jack Clisby .
These were the players on the bench: Nicholas Sorras, Callum Timmins, Pacifique Niyongabire, Aidan Coyne, Joshua Rawlins , Ciaran Bramwell and Giordano Colli.
Perth Glory made 4 changes: D. Stynes for C. Bramwell (58′), A. Calver for J. Rawlins (69′), L. Bodnar for C. Timmins (69′) and A. Sardinero for G. Colli (86′).
Best player: Cameron Cook
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Perth Glory was the goalkeeper: Cameron Cook. His rating is 7.83. He performed 6 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.