Player ratings: Melbourne City v Perth Glory
Tando Velaphi 6.5 – Had a quiet game given there wasn’t that much to do, but his decision to come out and shut down Andy Keogh early saved his team from a late loss.
Kew Jaliens 6.5 – Managed to get forward quite a bit and registered some shots, but missed a golden opportunity in the 51th minute for what would have been the winner.
Connor Chapman 6 – Wasn’t as impressive as his centre-back partner but did well dishing the ball out to midfield.
Patrick Kisnorbo 7 – Was tasked with shutting down Keogh and did well to deny him many shots on target. His one-on-one duels were exceptional, finishing five from six.
Jack Clisby 6 – Made some good tackles but lost more duels than he should have. Was a relatively neutral appearance from Clisby.
Aaron Mooy 7.5 – Was constantly passing, creating chances and pushing the team forward. Six shot assists and 90 per cent passing accuracy summed up his game well.
Erik Paartalu 6 – Won the majority of duels in the centre of midfield but also delivered a sloppy tackle to earn a yellow in the 56th minute.
Jacob Melling 6.5 – Was the midfield general and managed four shots before being subbed off injured in the 58th minute.
Robert Koren 6.5 – Looked very troubling for the Perth backline and linked up well with players. Produced a horrendous dive in the 31st minute though.
David Williams 7 – Turned the ball over to Sidnei in the 49th minute but was strong going forward and made some quality runs.
Josh Kennedy 7 – Did just about everything right as he held up play, made good passes and used his body well. Pace is definitely lacking, but made up for it with body use.
Massimo Murdocca 7 – Did a lot with the time he had and made a big steal in the 75th minute for a potential game winner. Was raring to go.
Jason Hoffman N/A – Not enough time to impact.
Paulo Retre N/A – Not enough time to impact.
Danny Vukovic 7 – Pulled out some exceptional saves early that denied City a goal during their dominant run. Didn’t have much to do past that.
Joshua Risdon 7 – Had energy to burn and didn’t stop getting forward, making tackles or taking on City players.
Dino Djulbic 5.5 – Struggled with Kennedy’s physical play and didn’t manage to win a single duel. Clean sheet saved him from a poorer rating though.
Denis Kramar 6 – Picked up a yellow in the 76th minute from a smart foul on Kennedy, but apart from that his influence was relatively low.
Scott Jamieson 6.5 – Was very busy during the game and absolutely dominated in the air.
Michael Thwaite 7 –Did exactly what’s expected of a defensive midfielder. Made big tackles and some good interceptions including a vital one in the 38th minute.
Chris Harold 4.5 – Barely made an impact, just seven passes before being subbed off in the 56th minute.
Nebojsa Marinkovic 5.5 – Looked OK shutting down some offensive play, but his performance was less than quality. Just two from 10 duels won.
Sidnei 6 – Was extremely hit and miss with some superb darts forward but crossed poorly.
Andy Keogh 6.5 – Looked good with several decent headers and a curling shot that went wide, but failed to find the back of the net.
Dragan Paljic N/A – Wanted to get into the game but didn’t make much of an impression.
Mitch Nichols N/A – Impressed down the wing but his time was limited.
Richard Garcia N/A – Not enough time to influence.