Hyundai A-League Performers of the Week: Round 23

Brisbane Roar caused arguably the upset of the season against Sydney FC while Melbourne Victory continued their resurgence with an emphatic win over the Mariners. 

There were some outstanding individual performances across the weekend's action but who stood out from the rest? 

Based on a range of metrics provided by Opta, the A-League’s official data provider, here are the best-performing players from Round 23. 

Hyundai A-League Team of the Week: Round 23

KEEPER

Jack Duncan (Jets) - Made a round-high five saves and was the only keeper to keep a clean sheet as Newcastle held off Wellington. 

Jack Duncan
Newcastle Jets' Jack Duncan

DEFENDERS

Liberato Cacace (Phoenix) - Made three interceptions, produced three clearances and created one scoring chance in Phoenix's narrow loss to Newcastle. 

Michael Jakobsen (City) - Made a game-high 10 clearances and made 68 pass attempts with a 93% accuracy as City drew 1-1 with Adelaide. 

Jacob Pepper (Roar) - The makeshift centre-back made seven clearances and scored a goal as Roar stunned the Sky Blues. 

Dylan Fox (Phoenix) - Won a game-high 16 duels, made a round-high 12 clearances and had three shots at goal.

Michael Jakobsen
Melbourne City's Michael Jakobsen.

MIDFIELDERS

Leroy George (Victory) - Recorded three shots, scored a goal, picked up an assist and won 12/16 duels as Victory thumped the Mariners. 

Connor Pain (Mariners) - Recorded three shots on target, scored two goals and made a round-high nine touches in the opposition box.

Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC) - Created two scoring chances, had two shots at goal, contested 20 duels and scored a goal.

Eric Bautheac (Roar) - Made two interceptions and created two scoring chances, picking up an assist.

Eric Bautheac
Brisbane Roar's Eric Bautheac.

ATTACKERS

Besart Berisha (Victory) - Scored a hat-trick from his only three shots, created a chance and contributed three clearances. 

Johan Absalonsen (Reds) - Contributed a game-high four shots, scored a goal, made three tackles and contested 13 duels.

Besart Berisha and Kosta Barbarouses
Besart Berisha and Kosta Barbarouses