A-League: Sydney defeats Newcastle Jets 2-0 on Sunday

NEWCASTLE. Sydney prevails over Newcastle Jets with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Le (37') and a goal from R. Mak (41').

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NEWCASTLE. Sydney overcomes Newcastle Jets with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Le (37′) and a goal from R. Mak (41′). Newcastle Jets lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the McDonald Jones Stadium stadium in Newcastle on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Alireza Faghani who was helped by Ryan Gallagher and Brad Wright. The 4th official was Tim Danaskos. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 25.1 degrees Celsius or 77.14 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.​

Match Statistics

Newcastle Jets was in firm control of the ball 59% while Sydney was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Newcastle Jets was more aggressive with 66 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 3 were on target. Still, Sydney was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Newcastle Jets shot 11 times, 3 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Sydney shot 14 times, 8 on target, 6 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to Newcastle Jets. Regarding the opposition, Sydney received 3 yellow cards (Anthony Caceres, Anthony Caceres and Rhyan Grant).

After playing this contest, Newcastle Jets will stay with 12 points like Adelaide United and Brisbane Roar to stay in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, Sydney will have 10 points like Melbourne Victory to stay in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 37'

    Adam Le Fondre

  • 41'

    Róbert Mak

  • 62'

    Brandon O\'Neill

    Kosta Grozos

  • 62'

    Trent Buhagiar

    Jaushua Sotirio

  • 71'

    A. Segecic

    Max Burgess

  • 72'

    Patrick Yazbek

    Paulo Retre

  • 77'

    Aaron Gurd

    Jack Rodwell

  • 77'

    Jason Hoffman

    Carl Jenkinson

  • 79'

    Anthony Caceres

  • 79'

    Anthony Caceres

  • 85'

    Daniel Stynes

    Beka Dartsmelia

  • 87'

    Jake Girdwood-Reich

    Róbert Mak

  • 90'

    Rhyan Grant

Next match

In the upcoming A-League match, Newcastle Jets will play away with Macarthur on the 8th of January with a 2-1 head to head stats in favor of Macarthur (2 draws).

Sydney will host Wellington Phoenix on the 7th of January with a 22-13 head to head record in favor of Sydney (6 draws).

Newcastle Jets: Formation and Lineups

Newcastle Jets started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Arthur Thomas Papastamatis chose to play with the following team: Jack Duncan (7.3), Carl Jenkinson (6.5), Jordan Elsey (7.0), Mark Natta (6.8), Dane Ingham (6.2), Angus Thurgate (6.5), Beka Dartsmelia (6.2), Jaushua Sotirio (6.3), Kosta Grozos (6.1), Reno Piscopo (6.4) and Beka Mikeltadze (6.7).


Newcastle Jets made 4 changes: Kosta Grozos for Brandon O’Neill (62′), Jaushua Sotirio for Trent Buhagiar (62′), Carl Jenkinson for Jason Hoffman (77′) and Beka Dartsmelia for Daniel Stynes (85′).

Best player: Jack Duncan

The player that probably impressed the most for Newcastle Jets was the goalkeeper: Jack Duncan. His rating is 7.31. He performed 6 saves.

Sydney: Formation and Lineups

Sydney started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

On the opposite side, Steve Corica played with: Andrew Redmayne (6.8), Rhyan Grant (7.1), James Donachie (7.0), Jack Rodwell (7.1), Diego Caballo (7.4), Max Burgess (7.4), Paulo Retre (7.1), Luke Brattan (7.3), Róbert Mak (8.0), Anthony Caceres (7.4) and Adam Le Fondre (8.0).


Sydney made 4 changes: Max Burgess for A. Segecic (71′), Paulo Retre for Patrick Yazbek (72′), Jack Rodwell for Aaron Gurd (77′) and Róbert Mak for Jake Girdwood-Reich (87′).

Top player: Adam Le Fondre

Probably the most impressive player in Sydney was Adam Le Fondre.

His rating is (8.0) with 1 goal, 19 passes (57% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 11.

Results of the day

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