SYDNEY. Wellington Phoenix topped Western Sydney Wanderers to win 2-1. It was Wellington Phoenix to strike first with an early goal of S. Sutton at the 4′. Then it was a goal in the 29′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, R. Piscopo gave the win to Wellington Phoenix in the 65′ minute with a goal. Western Sydney Wanderers was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
The match was played at the Commbank Stadium stadium in Sydney on Thursday and it started at 7:05 pm local time. The referee was Stephen Lucas who had the assistance of Kearney Robinson and Andrej Giev. The 4th official was Ben Abraham. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 16.3 degrees Celsius or 61.34 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 81%.
Western Sydney Wanderers was in firm control of the ball 61% while Wellington Phoenix was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Western Sydney Wanderers was more aggressive with 81 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 8 were on target. Even so, Wellington Phoenix was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Western Sydney Wanderers shot 23 times, 8 on target, 15 off target. On the opposite side, Wellington Phoenix shot 10 times, 6 on target, 4 off target.
Western Sydney Wanderers received 2 yellow cards (K. Baccus and J. Troisi). On the other side, Wellington Phoenix received 2 yellow cards (N. Pennington and O. Sail).
After this match, Western Sydney Wanderers will stay with 26 points to stay in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Wellington Phoenix will have 36 points to stay in the 6th place.
B. Old (Goal Disallowed)
Wellington Phoenix will play away against Melbourne City on the 9th of May with a 15-12 head to head in favor of Melbourne City (7 draws).
Western Sydney Wanderers: Formation and Lineups
Western Sydney Wanderers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Marko Ante Rudan chose to play with the following team: Daniel Margush , Tate Russell , Tomislav Mrčela , Johnny Koutroumbis , Adama Traoré , Steven Ugarković , Keanu Baccus , Keijiro Ogawa , James Troisi , Ramy Najjarine and Tomer Hemed .
Western Sydney Wanderers made 5 changes: J. Koutroumbis for Z. Gordon (46′), K. Baccus for T. Antonis (54′), R. Najjarine for A. Lopane (77′), T. Mrcela for J. Carluccio (77′) and K. Ogawa for B. Ibini-Isei (77′).
Top player: Tomer Hemed
Probably the most impressive player in Western Sydney Wanderers was Tomer Hemed.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 19 passes (52% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 10.
Wellington Phoenix: Formation and Lineups
Wellington Phoenix started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the other side, Ufuk Talay played with: Oliver Sail , Finn Surman , Scott Wootton , Tim Payne , Ben Waine , Nicholas Pennington , Gael Sandoval , Sam Sutton , Benjamin Old , Reno Piscopo and David Ball .
Wellington Phoenix made 3 changes: B. Old for G. Hooper (64′), D. Ball for J. McGarry (71′) and R. Piscopo for L. Fenton (87′).
Top player: Sam Sutton
Probably the most impressive player in Wellington Phoenix was Sam Sutton.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 17 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He hit the woodwork once times.