AUCKLAND. Wellington Phoenix tops Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 after B. Waine scored just 1 goal (22′). Western Sydney Wanderers was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (64%).
S. Ugarkovic missed a decisive penalty (38′). That would have allowed Western Sydney Wanderers to draw the match.
The match was played at the McLennan Park 1 (Auckland) stadium in Auckland on Sunday and it started at 3:05 pm local time. The referee was Jonathon Barreiro with the help of Mark Rule and Isaac Trevis. The 4th official was Adam Bavcar. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 17.4 degrees Celsius or 63.36 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 79%.
Western Sydney Wanderers was in firm control of the ball 64% while Wellington Phoenix was struggling with a 36% ball possession.
Western Sydney Wanderers was more aggressive with 83 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, Wellington Phoenix was capable to find the solution to win this match.
Wellington Phoenix shot 10 times, 5 on target, 5 off target. On the opposite side, Western Sydney Wanderers shot 20 times, 3 on target, 17 off target.
Wellington Phoenix received 2 yellow cards (N. Pennington and J. Sotirio). On the opposite side, Western Sydney Wanderers received 3 yellow cards (K. Baccus, R. Najjarine and T. Hemed).
After playing this contest, Wellington Phoenix will have 33 points like Central Coast Mariners to stay in the 6th place. On the other side, Western Sydney Wanderers will stay with 25 points like Newcastle Jets to stay in the 10th place.
Western Sydney Wanderers will play away with Perth Glory on the 30th of April with a 10-10 head to head record.
Wellington Phoenix: Formation and Lineups
Wellington Phoenix started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Ufuk Talay chose to play with the following team: Oliver Sail , Finn Surman , Scott Wootton , Tim Payne , Jaushua Sotirio , Nicholas Pennington , Gael Sandoval , Sam Sutton , David Ball , Ben Waine and Reno Piscopo .
Wellington Phoenix made 3 changes: D. Ball for B. Old (63′), B. Waine for L. Fenton (75′) and R. Piscopo for J. McGarry (90′).
Top player: Ben Waine
The player who no doubt impressed Wellington Phoenix the most was Ben Waine.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 5 passes (100% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 4. He performed 1 cross.
Western Sydney Wanderers: Formation and Lineups
Western Sydney Wanderers started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Marko Ante Rudan played with: Daniel Margush , Tate Russell , Tomislav Mrčela , Johnny Koutroumbis , Adama Traoré , Steven Ugarković , Jack Rodwell , Ramy Najjarine , Keanu Baccus , Alessandro Lopane and James Troisi .
Western Sydney Wanderers made 3 changes: A. Lopane for K. Ogawa (63′), K. Baccus for T. Hemed (75′) and S. Ugarkovic for T. Mourdoukoutas (89′).
Top player: James Troisi
The player who no doubt impressed Western Sydney Wanderers the most was James Troisi.
His rating iswith 83 passes (79% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 12. He performed 7 crosses.
Results of the day
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