Nathan Burns got a hat-trick as Wellington Phoenix thumped Melbourne City.
We’re just past the first quarter mark of the season, but there’s still plenty of questions tactically about a number of sides this season, which are dictating the main talking points of the eighth round of the season.
Right from kick-off Perth Glory made their intentions clear against the Wellington Phoenix, immediately knocking a long ball in behind for Andy Keogh and Youssouf Hersi to chase.
Two struggling sides finished with a point apiece.
It turned out that Jade North’s own goal was enough to not only condemn Brisbane to their fifth defeat of the season, but also, to end Mike Mulvey’s time at the club.
Broich v Berisha, Newcastle’s new full-backs, recurring problems for Sydney and Melbourne City and the Mariners tactical flexibility dominate the talking points for the seventh round of this unpredictable A-League season.
In a classic ‘game of two halves’ Japan upped the tempo and the ante in the second period to ensure a deserved 2-1 win.
The Socceroos tactics are causing significant problems defensively, and it’s something that can be traced across the entire Ange Postecoglou era
Cirio scored with virtually the last kick of the game to steal all three points for Adelaide.
Henrique scored the A-League’s first ever substitute hat-trick thanks to a shockingly bad performance from the Jets in the second half.