Newcastle Jets 1-1 Western Sydney Wanderers: Draw on Sunday

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NEWCASTLE. Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers draw 1-1. A. Thurgate scored the first goal (37') for Newcastle Jets. O. Bozanic settled the score 1-1 (62') with a penalty kick.

NEWCASTLE. Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers draw 1-1. A. Thurgate scored the first goal (37′) for Newcastle Jets. O. Bozanic settled the score 1-1 (62′) with a penalty. Western Sydney Wanderers couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (57%)

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 Daniel Elder who was helped by Ryan Gallagher and Joanna Kate Charaktis. The 4th official was Sam Kelly. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.2 degrees Celsius or 71.89 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 73%.​

Match Statistics

Western Sydney Wanderers was in firm control of the ball 57% while Newcastle Jets was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Western Sydney Wanderers was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 8 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Western Sydney Wanderers to win the contest​.

Newcastle Jets shot 9 times, 5 on target, 4 off target. Regarding the opposition, Western Sydney Wanderers shot 14 times, 8 on target, 6 off target.


Newcastle Jets received 2 yellow cards (Matthew Jurman and B. Dartsmelia). On the opposite side, Western Sydney Wanderers received 3 yellow cards (Isaac Moreno, Alex Bonetig and Sulejman Krpic).

After this encounter, Newcastle Jets will have 13 points to stay in the 11th place. Talking about the opposition, Western Sydney Wanderers will have 19 points like Adelaide United to move up in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 18'

    Isaac Moreno

  • 26'

    Alex Bonetig


  • 37'

    A. Thurgate

  • 45'

    Matthew Jurman

  • 46'

    R. Piscopo

    Daniel Stynes

  • 46'

    Jason Hoffman

    James McGarry

  • 53'

    Alex Bonetig

  • 55'

    Sulejman Krpic

    A. Traoré

  • 62'

    Oliver Bozanic (Penalty)

  • 73'

    B. Dartsmelia

  • 80'

    Mohamed Al-Taay

    B. Dartsmelia

  • 80'

    A. Goodwin

    Beka Mikeltadze

  • 83'

    Sulejman Krpic

  • 88'

    A. Badolato

    Isaac Moreno

  • 88'

    Aidan Simmons

    D. Wilmering

  • 90'

    Kosta Grozos

    Trent Buhagiar

Next match

In the upcoming A-League match, Newcastle Jets will host Brisbane Roar on the 27th of January with a 20-18 head to head stats in favor of Brisbane Roar (11 draws).

Western Sydney Wanderers will play away with Central Coast Mariners on the 28th of January with a 14-8 head to head statistic in favor of Western Sydney Wanderers (9 draws).

Newcastle Jets: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Arthur Thomas Papastamatis chose to play with the following team: Jack Duncan (7.8), Dane Ingham (7.2), Carl Jenkinson (6.4), Matthew Jurman (6.6), James McGarry (7.0), Angus Thurgate (7.4), Beka Dartsmelia (6.4), Daniel Stynes (6.7), Jaushua Sotirio (7.0), Beka Mikeltadze (6.6) and Trent Buhagiar (6.4).

Newcastle Jets could not rely on the presence of A. Goodwin (injured).


Newcastle Jets made 5 changes: Daniel Stynes for R. Piscopo (46′), James McGarry for Jason Hoffman (46′), B. Dartsmelia for Mohamed Al-Taay (80′), Beka Mikeltadze for A. Goodwin (80′) and Trent Buhagiar for Kosta Grozos (90′).

Best player: Jack Duncan

The player that probably impressed the most for Newcastle Jets was the goalkeeper: Jack Duncan. His rating is 7.80. He performed 8 saves.

Western Sydney Wanderers: Formation and Lineups

Western Sydney Wanderers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

Regarding the opposition, Marko Ante Rudan played with: Lawrence Thomas (6.6), Gabriel Cléúr (6.4), Tomislav Mrčela (7.2), Marcelo (6.8), Adama Traoré (6.1), Calem Nieuwenhof (7.4), Oliver Božanić (7.6), Daniel Wilmering (6.1), Yeni N’Gbakoto (7.8), Ramy Najjarine (7.6) and Brandon Borrello (7.3).


Western Sydney Wanderers made 4 changes: Marcelo for Alex Bonetig (26′), A. Traoré for Sulejman Krpic (55′), Isaac Moreno for A. Badolato (88′) and D. Wilmering for Aidan Simmons (88′).

Top player: Yeni N’Gbakoto

Probably the most impressive player in Western Sydney Wanderers was Yeni N’Gbakoto.

His rating is (7.8) with 35 passes (74% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 13. He performed 4 crosses.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the A-League


Vicky Singh

Vicky Singh is based in Mumbai with over two decades as a sports journalist. He writes mainly on football predictions and head to head.