Take a look at the stats that mattered in Melbourne Victory’s 2-0 win over Newcastle Jets in Round 8 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.
Victory was dominant throughout the match against Newcastle, recording a season high for shots on goal and enjoying the vast majority of possession.
Victory’s supremacy saw it finish the match with almost double the Jets’ number of passes.
Victory midfielder James Troisi, who has been building his fitness since returning to the squad from a broken collarbone, put in his best performance of the season on Saturday.
He controlled the play in midfield, proved a menace around the attacking box and could count himself unlucky not to finish with a goal.
In-form Victory winger Marco Rojas continues to lead the league for assists (four) and has scored five times (equal third best in the Hyundai A-League), despite missing two games due to international duty.
Four of his five goals have come from inside the 18-yard box.
With a game in hand after eight rounds, Victory has scored 16 goals for the season, just two behind ladder leaders Sydney FC.
Victory has conceded the equal second fewest number of goals (nine) to this point of the campaign, has the best shot-to-goal conversion (27%) and has received the lowest number of yellow cards (14).