A-League: Western United conquers Melbourne City 2-0 on Saturday

MELBOURNE. Western United beats Melbourne City with a 2-0 win with an own goal from N. Reis (2') and a goal from A. Prijovic (31').

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MELBOURNE. Western United overcomes Melbourne City with a 2-0 win with an own goal from N. Reis (2′) and a goal from A. Prijovic (31′). Melbourne City lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (60%).

The match was played at the AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne on Saturday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Chris Beath who was helped by Anton Schetinin and Ashley Beecham. The 4th official was Daniel Elder. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 23.5 degrees Celsius or 74.21 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.​

Match Statistics

Melbourne City was in firm control of the ball 60% while Western United was struggling with a 40% ball possession.

Melbourne City was more aggressive with 85 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 6 were on target. Even so, Western United was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Melbourne City shot 16 times, 6 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Western United shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

No yellow cards were issued to Melbourne City. On the other side, Western United received 2 yellow cards (D. Wenzel-Halls and L. Wales).

After playing this contest, Melbourne City will stay with 49 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Western United will have 45 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 2'
    2'

    N. Reis (OG)

  • 31'
    31'

    A. Prijovic

  • 46'
    46'

    S. Galloway

    C. Jenkinson

  • 63'
    63'

    J. Skotadis

    S. Lustica

  • 66'
    66'

    D. Wenzel-Halls

  • 66'
    66'

    M. Tilio

    R. Griffiths

  • 78'
    78'

    T. Gomulka

    C. Metcalfe

  • 82'
    82'

    A. Bayew

    C. Pain

  • 85'
    85'

    L. Wales

  • 89'
    89'

    D. Pierias

    L. Wales

  • 89'
    89'

    R. Bozinovski

    D. Wenzel-Halls

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Melbourne City: Formation and Lineups

Melbourne City started with a 5-4-1 line-up (5-4-1).

The manager Patrick Kisnorbo chose to play with the following team: Tom Glover (6.1), Carl Jenkinson (6.9), Nuno Reis (7.2), Rostyn Griffiths (6.1), Curtis Good (7.3), Scott Jamieson (8.0), Andrew Nabbout (6.7), Florin Berenguer (5.9), Conor Metcalfe (7.4), Mathew Leckie (6.0) and Jamie MacLaren (6.8).

Substitutes

Melbourne City made 3 changes: C. Jenkinson for S. Galloway (46′), R. Griffiths for M. Tilio (66′) and C. Metcalfe for T. Gomulka (78′).

Top player: Scott Jamieson

The player who no doubt impressed Melbourne City the most was Scott Jamieson.

His rating is (8.0) with 73 passes (82% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 13. He performed 13 crosses.

Western United: Formation and Lineups

Western United started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, John Aloisi played with: Jamie Young (8.1), Joshua Risdon (6.8), Tomoki Imai (7.0), Léo Lacroix (7.1), Ben Garuccio (7.6), Lachlan Wales (6.2), Steven Lustica (7.0), Neil Kilkenny (6.7), Connor Pain (7.3), Dylan Wenzel-Halls (6.4) and Aleksandar Prijović (7.6).

Substitutes

Western United made 4 changes: S. Lustica for J. Skotadis (63′), C. Pain for A. Bayew (82′), L. Wales for D. Pierias (89′) and D. Wenzel-Halls for R. Bozinovski (89′).

Best player: Jamie Young

The player that probably impressed the most for Western United was the goalkeeper: Jamie Young. His rating is 8.14. He performed 5 saves.

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