ADELAIDE. Adelaide United annihilates Wellington Phoenix 4-0 with goals of G. Blackwood (7′), C. Goodwin (54′ pen), C. Goodwin (69′ pen) and J. Lopez (80′).
The match was played at the Coopers Stadium stadium in Adelaide on Saturday and it started at 7:15 pm local time. The referee was Daniel Elder with the assistance of Matthew Cream and Henry Day. The 4th official was Daniel Cook. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 27.6 degrees Celsius or 81.75 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 41%.
- 54 Ball Possession 46
- 21 Total 10
- 10 On Target 3
- 11 Off Target 7
- 3 Shots blocked 1
- 75 Attack 123
- 55 Dangerous attack 44
- 136 Ball safe 133
- 2 Penalties 0
- 5 Corners 5
- 2 Off Sides 4
- 16 Total 12
- 5 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 5
None of the teams had a clear upper hand in terms of ball possession. Adelaide United was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Wellington Phoenix that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Adelaide United was putting more pressure with 55 dangerous attacks and 21 shots of which 10 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Adelaide United won the match.
Adelaide United shot 21 times, 10 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Wellington Phoenix shot 10 times, 3 on target, 7 off target.
Adelaide United received 5 yellow cards (I. Sanchez, R. Kitto, J. Tratt, S. Mauk and J. Lopez). Regarding the opposition, Wellington Phoenix received 4 yellow cards (B. Waine, C. Lewis, and N. Pennington).
After this encounter, Adelaide United will have 6 points to sit in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, Wellington Phoenix will stay with 4 points like Perth Glory to hold in the 11th place.
In the next match in the A-League, Adelaide United will host Brisbane Roar on the 30th of April with a 21-18 head to head statistic in favor of Adelaide United (10 draws).
Wellington Phoenix will play away agasint Melbourne Victory on the 29th of April with a 19-10 head to head record in favor of Melbourne Victory (9 draws).
Adelaide United – Formation
Adelaide United started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
The manager Thomas Veart decided to play with the following team: James Delianov, Javi López , Jacob Tratt , Michael Jakobsen , Ryan Kitto , Juande , Bernardo Oliveira , Isaías , Stefan Mauk , Craig Goodwin and George Blackwood .
The home team had on the bench: Steven Hall, L. Barr, Yaya Dukuly , Joe Caletti , George Timotheou, A. Popovic and Louis D’Arrigo .
Adelaide United could not rely on the presence of S. Hall (injured).
Adelaide United made 4 changes: J. Delianov for S. Hall (31′), G. Blackwood for Y. Dukuly (62′), B. Oliveira for L. D’Arrigo (73′) and J. Juande for J. Caletti (73′).
Best player: Craig Goodwin
The most impressive player for Adelaide United was Craig Goodwin.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 31 passes (93% accurate) and 7 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6. He performed 9 crosses.
Wellington Phoenix – Formation
Wellington Phoenix started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Ufuk Talay played with: Alex Paulsen, Callan Elliot , Tim Payne , Joshua Laws , James McGarry , Benjamin Old , Alex Rufer , Clayton Lewis , David Ball , Jaushua Sotirio and Ben Waine .
These were the players on the bench: Finn Surman, Oskar van Hattum , Louis Fenton , Luka Pršo, H. Gray, Nicholas Pennington and Sam Sutton .
Wellington Phoenix made 5 changes: A. Rufer for F. Surman (46′), J. Sotirio for O. van Hattum (46′), C. Elliot for N. Pennington (46′), J. McGarry for L. Fenton (69′) and J. Laws for S. Sutton (79′).
Best player: Alex Paulsen
The player that probably impressed the most for Wellington Phoenix was the goalkeeper: Alex Paulsen. His rating is 7.33. He performed 7 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.