NEWCASTLE. Western United and Newcastle Jets draw 1-1. A. Bayew scored the first goal (27′) for Western United. J. Elsey settled the score 1-1 (52′).
The match was played at the McDonald Jones Stadium stadium in Newcastle on Wednesday and it started at 7:05 pm local time. The referee was Jonathon Barreiro with the assistance of Ryan Gallagher and Hugh White. The 4th official was Sam Kelly. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.3 degrees Celsius or 68.49 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Newcastle Jets was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Western United that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Western United was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Western United to win the match.
Newcastle Jets shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target. On the opposite side, Western United shot 17 times, 5 on target, 12 off target.
Newcastle Jets received 2 yellow cards (J. Elsey and B. Wilson). On the other side, Western United received 2 yellow cards (N. Kilkenny and ).
After playing this contest, Newcastle Jets will have 28 points to stay in the 9th place. On the opposite side, Western United will have 44 points to stay in the 3rd place.
Western United will play away with Adelaide United on the 8th of May with a 2-1 head to head statistic in favor of Western United (2 draws).
Newcastle Jets: Formation and Lineups
Newcastle Jets started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Arthur Thomas Papastamatis chose to play with the following team: Michael Weier , Jordan Elsey , Taylor Regan , Riley Warland , Jason Hoffman , Jordan O’Doherty , Mario Arqués , Lucas Mauragis , Valentino Yuel , Samuel Silvera and Beka Mikeltadze .
Newcastle Jets made 5 changes: J. Hoffman for D. Ingham (46′), J. O’Doherty for B. Wilson (46′), M. Arques for K. Grozos (73′), L. Mauragis for A. Thurgate (73′) and R. Warland for D. Murnane (81′).
Top player: Jordan Elsey
The player who no doubt impressed Newcastle Jets the most was Jordan Elsey.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 68 passes (88% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 4. He performed 1 cross.
Western United: Formation and Lineups
Western United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, John Aloisi played with: Jamie Young , Tomoki Imai , Léo Lacroix , Nikolai Topor-Stanley , Ben Garuccio , Neil Kilkenny , Rene Krhin , Adisu Bayew , Lachlan Wales , Connor Pain and Aleksandar Prijović .
Western United made 2 changes: A. Bayew for D. Pierias (70′) and D. Pierias for D. Wenzel-Halls (86′).
Top player: Neil Kilkenny
Probably the most impressive player in Western United was Neil Kilkenny.
His rating iswith 70 passes (85% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
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