AUCKLAND. Wellington Phoenix overcomes Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 after B. Waine scored just 1 goal (22′). Western Sydney Wanderers was surely superior in terms of ball possession (66%).
S. Ugarkovic squandered a decisive penalty (39′). That would have allowed Western Sydney Wanderers to draw the match.
The match was played at the McLennan Park 1 (Auckland) stadium in Auckland on Sunday and it started at 3:05 pm local time. The referee was Jonathon Barreiro who was helped by Mark Rule and Isaac Trevis. The 4th official was Adam Bavcar. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant at 17.4 degrees Celsius or 63.36 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 79%.
- ! 34 Ball Possession 66
- 10 Total 20
- 5 On Target 3
- 5 Off Target 17
- 1 Shots blocked 0
- 87 Attack 161
- 36 Dangerous attack 83
- 79 Ball safe 89
- 0 Penalties 1
- 3 Corners 9
- 9 Total 16
- 2 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 3 Substitutions 3
Western Sydney Wanderers was in firm control of the ball 66% while Wellington Phoenix was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Western Sydney Wanderers was putting more pressure with 83 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 3 were on target. Even so, Wellington Phoenix was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Wellington Phoenix shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Western Sydney Wanderers shot 20 times, 3 on target, 17 off target.
Wellington Phoenix received 2 yellow cards (N. Pennington and J. Sotirio). Talking about the opposition, Western Sydney Wanderers received 3 yellow cards (K. Baccus, R. Najjarine and T. Hemed).
After this encounter, Wellington Phoenix will have 36 points to sit in the 5th place. On the other side, Western Sydney Wanderers will stay with 25 points like Newcastle Jets to sit in the 10th place.
In the next match in the A-League, Wellington Phoenix will play away against Melbourne Victory on the 29th of April with a 19-11 head to head stats in favor of Melbourne Victory (9 draws).
Wellington Phoenix – Formation
Wellington Phoenix started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Ufuk Talay decided to play with the following team: .
Wellington Phoenix made 3 changes: D. Ball for B. Old (63′), B. Waine for L. Fenton (75′) and R. Piscopo for J. McGarry (90′).
Western Sydney Wanderers – Formation
Western Sydney Wanderers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Marko Ante Rudan played with: .
Western Sydney Wanderers made 3 changes: A. Lopane for K. Ogawa (63′), K. Baccus for T. Hemed (75′) and S. Ugarkovic for T. Mourdoukoutas (89′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.