FOOTSCRAY. Sydney was able to reverse the scoreline against Western United. It was Western United to score first with a goal from J. Risdon. Nonetheless, later Sydney found the way to reverse the score scoring 3 consecutive goals with A. Le Fondre (39′), R. Mak (42′) and J. Lolley (69′).
The match was played at the Whitten Oval stadium in Footscray on Sunday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Alireza Faghani who was helped by Wilson Brown and Andrew Meimarakis. The 4th official was Lachlan Keevers. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant at 24.3 degrees Celsius or 75.78 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 79%.
- 50 Ball Possession 50
- 11 Total 12
- 4 On Target 6
- 7 Off Target 6
- 2 Shots blocked 2
- 139 Attack 96
- 79 Dangerous attack 49
- 77 Ball safe 95
- 0 Penalties 2
- 6 Corners 3
- 2 Off Sides 3
- 10 Total 9
- 3 Yellow Cards 2
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 4 Substitutions 4
The overall ball possession was identical with both teams controlling the ball for 50% of the time.
The ball possession was not so different. Western United was in possession of the ball for 50% of the time vs. Sydney that controlled the ball for 50% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Western United was putting more pressure with 79 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 4 were on target. Even so, Sydney succeeded in find the solution to win this encounter.
Western United shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. Regarding the opposition, Sydney shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.
Western United received 2 yellow cards (L. Lacroix and N. Milanovic). Talking about the opposition, Sydney received 2 yellow cards (R. Grant and J. Donachie).
After playing this match, Western United stays with 0 points to occupy the 12th place in the standings. On the other side, Sydney has 3 points (4th).
In the next match in the A-League, Western United will play away against Perth Glory on the 29th of April with a 5-1 head to head statistic in favor of Western United (1 draw).
Sydney will host Newcastle Jets on the 29th of April with a 27-9 head to head in favor of Sydney (12 draws).
Western United – Formation
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, Joshua Risdon , Léo Lacroix , Nikolai Topor-Stanley , Ben Garuccio , Steven Lustica , Neil Kilkenny , Lachlan Wales , James Troisi , Connor Pain and Dylan Wenzel-Halls .
The home team had on the bench: Nicolas Milanovic, Jacob Tratt, Tongo Doumbia , Sebastian Pasquali, Ryan Scott, Dylan Pierias and Noah Botic.
Western United made 4 changes: D. Wenzel-Halls for D. Pierias (63′), S. Lustica for T. Doumbia (63′), L. Wales for N. Milanovic (77′) and J. Troisi for N. Botic (86′).
Best player: Neil Kilkenny
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Western United was Neil Kilkenny.
His rating iswith 61 passes (81% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 2. He performed 4 crosses.
Sydney – Formation
Sydney started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).
Steve Corica played with: Andrew Redmayne, Rhyan Grant , James Donachie , Aaron Gurd , Diego Caballo , Luke Brattan , Joe Lolley , Patrick Yazbek , Anthony Caceres , Róbert Mak and Adam Le Fondre .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Max Burgess, Patrick Wood, Paulo Retre , Alex Parsons , Jaiden Kucharski, Jake Girdwood-Reich and Tom Heward-Belle.
Sydney made 4 changes: R. Mak for M. Burgess (62′), A. Le Fondre for A. Parsons (79′), P. Yazbek for P. Retre (79′) and J. Lolley for P. Wood (89′).
Best player: Luke Brattan
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Sydney was Luke Brattan even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 64 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.
- Western United – Sydney – 1-3
- Macarthur – Adelaide United – 2-0
- Wellington Phoenix – Central Coast Mariners – 2-2