Take a look at the stats that mattered in Melbourne Victory’s 2-1 win over City in Round 18 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.
While neither side had a shot on target by half-time, the Melbourne Derby roared to life in the second 45 minutes.
City finished with more shots, though Victory had more on target.
City enjoyed slightly more possession, while Victory conceded almost double the amount of fouls for the match.
The majority of play was in the middle of the park during the first half as both teams tried to wrestle control of the contest.
The match opened up in the second half, with Victory doing more attacking overall and controlling more territory in the last 30 minutes.
The Troisi impact
After 18 rounds, Victory midfielder James Troisi has well and truly underlined his importance to the team’s structure.
He leads the club for chances created and crosses, is second for assists and shots on goal, third for goals scored, and fourth for passes.
Top of the goals
Victory’s 2-1 win over City lifted it to the top of the Hyundai A-League‘s scoring standings this season.
Sydney FC’s scoreless draw against Brisbane Roar kept it on 38 goals, with Victory now having found the back of the net 39 times.
It was the first time since the 3-2 win over Brisbane in Round 15 that Victory had scored more than one goal.
The Derby triumph was also just the second time this season Victory has come from behind to win.