Western United 1-0 Wellington Phoenix: prevails over 1-0 with a goal scored by A. Prijovic

MELBOURNE. Western United tops Wellington Phoenix 1-0 after A. Prijovic scored just 1 goal (10').


MELBOURNE. Western United beats Wellington Phoenix 1-0 after A. Prijovic scored just 1 goal (10′).

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 Alex King who had the assistance of David Walsh and Andrew Lindsay. The 4th official was Shaun Evans. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 21.2 degrees Celsius or 70.18 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 91%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Western United was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Wellington Phoenix that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Western United was more aggressive with 61 dangerous attacks and 22 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Western United won the match.

Western United shot 22 times, 8 on target, 14 off target. On the opposite side, Wellington Phoenix shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target.


Western United received 3 yellow cards (T. Imai, N. Milanovic and R. Bozinovski). On the opposite side, Wellington Phoenix received 1 yellow card (C. Lewis).

After playing this match, Western United will have 45 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Wellington Phoenix will stay with 39 points to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 10'

    A. Prijovic

  • 37'

    T. Imai

  • 51'

    C. Lewis

  • 54'

    J. Sotirio

    G. Hooper

  • 54'

    B. Old

    W. Sandoval

  • 69'

    J. Risdon

    J. Skotadis

  • 69'

    J. McGarry

    S. Sutton

  • 69'

    B. Waine

    D. Ball

  • 74'

    R. Bozinovski

    R. Krhin

  • 84'

    N. Milanovic

    D. Wenzel-Halls

  • 87'

    N. Milanovic

  • 90'

    R. Bozinovski

  • 90'

    C. Pain

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Western United: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager John Aloisi chose to play with the following team: Jamie Young (7.8), Tomoki Imai (6.8), Rene Krhin (7.1), Léo Lacroix (7.3), Ben Garuccio (7.0), Neil Kilkenny (7.5), Jerry Skotadis (7.2), Lachlan Wales (7.4), Dylan Wenzel-Halls (6.4), Connor Pain (6.8) and Aleksandar Prijović (7.2).


Western United made 3 changes: J. Skotadis for J. Risdon (69′), R. Krhin for R. Bozinovski (74′) and D. Wenzel-Halls for N. Milanovic (84′).

Best player: Jamie Young

The player that probably impressed the most for Western United was the goalkeeper: Jamie Young. His rating is 7.75. He performed 4 saves.

Wellington Phoenix: Formation and Lineups

Wellington Phoenix started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the other side, Ufuk Talay played with: Oliver Sail (7.8), Tim Payne (7.4), Finn Surman (7.7), Scott Wootton (7.0), Sam Sutton (6.4), Gael Sandoval (6.3), Nicholas Pennington (7.8), Clayton Lewis (7.7), Reno Piscopo (8.1), Gary Hooper (6.3) and David Ball (6.4).


Wellington Phoenix made 4 changes: G. Hooper for J. Sotirio (54′), W. Sandoval for B. Old (54′), S. Sutton for J. McGarry (69′) and D. Ball for B. Waine (69′).

Top player: Reno Piscopo

The player who no doubt impressed Wellington Phoenix the most was Reno Piscopo.

His rating is (8.1) with 71 passes (90% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 8 duels out of 14. He performed 1 cross. He hit the woodwork once times.

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