Adelaide United 1-0 Macarthur: beats 1-0 with a goal scored by Z. Clough

ADELAIDE. Adelaide United tops Macarthur 1-0 after Z. Clough scored just 1 goal (6').

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ADELAIDE. Adelaide United prevails over Macarthur 1-0 after Z. Clough scored just 1 goal (6′). Macarthur was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (63%).​

Adelaide United remained in 10 people after Ben Warland received a red card in the 17′. Anyway, Adelaide United still was capable to win this match competing only with 10 players​. In fact, on the other side, Jake Hollman received a red card (56′)​. This double yellow card was one of the reason why Macarthur lost the match.

The match was played at the Coopers Stadium stadium in Adelaide on Friday and it started at 7:15 pm local time. The referee was Kurt Ams with the support of Matthew Cream and Henry Day. The 4th official was Daniel Cook. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.3 degrees Celsius or 64.9 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 59%.​

Match Statistics

Macarthur was in firm control of the ball 63% while Adelaide United was struggling with a 37% ball possession.

Macarthur was more aggressive with 68 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 7 were on target. Notwithstanding, Adelaide United succeeded in find the solution to win this contest.​

Adelaide United shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Macarthur shot 18 times, 7 on target, 11 off target.


Adelaide United received 3 yellow cards (Ethan Alagich, R. Kitto and Ben Halloran). On the opposite side, Macarthur received 2 yellow cards (Jed Drew and Jake Hollman).

(Adelaide United) was sent out after receiving a red card in the (17′).

Also, Macarthur didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after Jake Hollman (Macarthur) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (56′).

After playing this contest, Adelaide United will have 16 points to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Macarthur will stay with 17 points like Wellington Phoenix to stay in the 5th place.

Match Events

  • 6'

    Zach Clough

  • 17'

    Ben Warland

  • 22'

    Ethan Alagich

  • 33'

    Jed Drew

  • 33'

    R. Kitto

  • 38'

    Jake Hollman

  • 56'

    Jake Hollman

  • 60'

    Ben Halloran

  • 63'

    Daniel Arzani

    Jed Drew

  • 77'

    George Blackwood

    Zach Clough

  • 77'

    Alhassan Touré

    Bachana Arabuli

  • 77'

    P. Madanha

    Hiroshi Ibusuki

  • 85'

    Jerry Skotadis

    Kearyn Baccus

  • 90'

    J. Cavallo

    Ethan Alagich

  • 90'

    J. Gauci

Next match

In the upcoming A-League match, Adelaide United will play away against Melbourne City on the 29th of January with a 13-12 head to head record in favor of Adelaide United (14 draws).

Macarthur will host Western United on the 28th of January with a 2-2 head to head stats.

Adelaide United: Formation and Lineups

Adelaide United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Thomas Veart chose to play with the following team: Joe Gauci (8.3), Javi López (7.1), Nick Ansell (7.1), Ben Warland (7.5), Ryan Kitto (6.9), Louis D’Arrigo (7.9), Ethan Alagich (6.8), Ben Halloran (6.9), Zach Clough (7.8), Craig Goodwin (7.5) and Hiroshi Ibusuki (6.5).


Adelaide United made 3 changes: Zach Clough for George Blackwood (77′), Hiroshi Ibusuki for P. Madanha (77′) and Ethan Alagich for J. Cavallo (90′).

Best player: Joe Gauci

The player that probably impressed the most for Adelaide United was the goalkeeper: Joe Gauci. His rating is 8.25. He performed 7 saves.

Macarthur: Formation and Lineups

Also Macarthur adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Dwight Yorke played with: Filip Kurto (7.0), Matthew Millar (6.8), Tomislav Uskok (7.3), Jonathan Aspropotamitis (7.4), Ivan Vujica (6.8), Kearyn Baccus (7.1), Jake Hollman (6.8), Jed Drew (6.1), Ulises Dávila (7.3), Craig Noone (8.0) and Bachana Arabuli (6.7).


Macarthur made 3 changes: Jed Drew for Daniel Arzani (63′), Bachana Arabuli for Alhassan Touré (77′) and Kearyn Baccus for Jerry Skotadis (85′).

Top player: Craig Noone

Probably the most impressive player in Macarthur was Craig Noone.

His rating is (8.0) with 30 passes (80% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 10. He performed 21 crosses.

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