A-League: Melbourne City defeats Wellington Phoenix 2-1

MELBOURNE. Melbourne City prevailed over Wellington Phoenix to win 2-1.

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MELBOURNE. Melbourne City conquered Wellington Phoenix to win 2-1. It was Melbourne City to strike first with an early goal of S. Sutton at the 3′. Then J. Maclaren scored again for Melbourne City in the 11′ minute with a goal. Eventually, B. Waine reduced the distance for Wellington Phoenix with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​

The match was played at the AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne on Monday and it started at 7:05 pm local time. The referee was Daniel Elder with the assistance of George Lakrindis and Daniel Illievski. The 4th official was Lachlan Keevers. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22 degrees Celsius or 71.58 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 84%.​

Match Statistics

Melbourne City was in firm control of the ball 55% while Wellington Phoenix was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Melbourne City was more aggressive with 40 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Melbourne City won the encounter.

Melbourne City shot 18 times, 5 on target, 13 off target. On the other side, Wellington Phoenix shot 5 times, 3 on target, 2 off target.

Cards

Melbourne City received 4 yellow cards (A. Nabbout, M. Tilio, J. Maclaren and C. Jenkinson). On the other side, Wellington Phoenix received 2 yellow cards (R. Piscopo and B. Waine).

After playing this match, Melbourne City will have 46 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Wellington Phoenix will stay with 39 points to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 3'
    3'

    S. Sutton (OG)

  • 11'
    11'

    J. Maclaren

  • 30'
    30'

    A. Nabbout

  • 46'
    46'

    R. Piscopo

    R. Bidois

  • 46'
    46'

    C. Lewis

    J. Manuel

  • 54'
    54'

    M. Tilio

  • 54'
    54'

    B. Waine

  • 57'
    57'

    J. Maclaren

  • 66'
    66'

    L. Fenton

    F. Surman

  • 72'
    72'

    J. Bos

    A. Nabbout

  • 81'
    81'

    R. Piscopo

  • 81'
    81'

    S. Colakovski

    M. Tilio

  • 83'
    83'

    C. Jenkinson

  • 85'
    85'

    O. van Hattum

    G. Hooper

  • 90'
    90'

    J. McGarry

    B. Old

  • 90'
    90'

    B. Waine

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Melbourne City: Formation and Lineups

Melbourne City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Patrick Kisnorbo chose to play with the following team: Tom Glover (6.4), Carl Jenkinson (6.7), Nuno Reis (6.8), Rostyn Griffiths (7.1), Scott Jamieson (7.0), Taras Gomulka (7.8), Conor Metcalfe (6.5), Andrew Nabbout (6.9), Marco Tilio (7.1), Mathew Leckie (6.2) and Jamie MacLaren (7.5).

Substitutes

Melbourne City made 2 changes: A. Nabbout for J. Bos (72′) and M. Tilio for S. Colakovski (81′).

Top player: Taras Gomulka

Probably the most impressive player in Melbourne City was Taras Gomulka even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.8) with 41 passes (87% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 4. He performed 7 crosses.

Wellington Phoenix: Formation and Lineups

Wellington Phoenix started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).

On the other side, Ufuk Talay played with: Oliver Sail (7.0), Finn Surman (7.0), Scott Wootton (7.0), Tim Payne (6.6), Ben Waine (7.1), Nicholas Pennington (6.2), Jackson Manuel (6.3), Sam Sutton (6.2), Riley Bidois (6.5), Gary Hooper (7.0) and Benjamin Old (6.6).

Substitutes

Wellington Phoenix made 5 changes: R. Bidois for R. Piscopo (46′), J. Manuel for C. Lewis (46′), F. Surman for L. Fenton (66′), G. Hooper for O. van Hattum (85′) and B. Old for J. McGarry (90′).

Top player: Ben Waine

Probably the most impressive player in Wellington Phoenix was Ben Waine.

His rating is (7.1) with 1 goal, 14 passes (71% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5.

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