Take a look at the stats that mattered in Melbourne Victory’s 3-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 10 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.
Victory was characteristically efficient in the front third against Western Sydney, scoring its three goals from a total of 12 shots, five of which were on target.
Wanderers registered more shots overall – and more from inside the box – but failed to find the back of the net.
Western Sydney won the possession battle and had more passes overall, but Victory’s defence stood tall.
Lawrence to the rescue
Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas put in one of his best performances in the season, thwarting Western Sydney on a number of occasions.
He made an equal season-high five saves, moving up to equal fifth in the competition for that stat overall despite missing one match through injury.
The Troisi influence
Midfielder James Troisi has been influential since his return from collarbone injury, and his last month has been particularly impressive.
In three of his past four games, Troisi has recorded the most passes and most shots on goal for Victory.
Season so far
After 10 rounds of the Hyundai A-League season, Victory – with a game in hand – has scored the second most goals (20), conceded the second least amount (10), has the best shot conversion , received the least yellow cards and is one of only three teams yet to have a player receive a red card.