Key stats from Western Sydney Wanderers’ valuable win over Wellington Phoenix


Western Sydney Wanderers scored four against Wellington Phoenix for a second straight meeting as they firmed for a Hyundai A-League Finals Series spot.

Check out the key stats and facts from Opta to find out which two players were the understated stars of the encounter.

  • The final 4-1 scoreline is the fifth time in the last six encounters between Wanderers and Phoenix that four goals or more have been scored.

  • Western Sydney scored at least four goals in a game for the eighth time in their history.

  • Coincidentally, the last time they bagged four against any opponent was last month’s win over Wellington.

  • Wellington’s solitary goal breaks a run of three straight visits to New South Wales in which they have failed to hit the scoresheet.

  • The hosts dominated in most of the statistical categories, accruing more Shots On Target (8 to 3), Shots From Inside The Box (15 to 10), Shots From Outside The Box (13 to 5), Headed Shots (4 to 3) and Corners (8 to 6). They were also cleaner in possession, with a passing success rate of 78.3 per cent vs 68.2 per cent.

  • Josh Risdon was a standout, finishing with a game-high 108 touches – double the amount of the nearest Phoenix player in Tom Doyle, who finished with 54.

  • Risdon’s 108 touches were the third-most for a Wanderers player in any fixture this year, behind Kearyn Baccus (116) and Roly Bonevacia (111). Doyle, meanwhile, led the tally for Total Duels (22), finished third for Total Shots (3), second for passes (63), and also grabbed an assist.

Josh Risdon

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