Hyundai A-League Team of the Week: Round 4

The team at www.a-league.com.au have picked their TOTW. Did we get our starting XI right for Round 4?

KEEPER

Liam Reddy (Perth Glory)

A one-man masterclass that blocked Sydney FC from making it way more than 2-0. "Rocket" was out of this world with five or six key saves, and just edged Galekovic for a spot in the starting XI.

Liam Reddy

 

DEFENCE

Michael Zullo (Sydney FC)

Good enough to force his way back into the national team, “Zulls” was up and down the left all night causing havoc and creating chances in the win over Glory last Friday night.

Zullo

 

Bart Schenkeveld (City)

Muscular, classy and effective. The Dutchman stood out again in the clash at Coopers against the Reds. Arguably the signing of the season in the league.

Bart Schenkeveld

 

Iacapo La Rocca (City)

The Italian is relishing the environment at City and his partnership with Schenkeveld was on show against his former club - the pair were absolutely dominant.

La Rocca

 

Luke Wilkshire (Sydney FC)

Like Zullo down the left, the former Socceroo provided a cutting edge down the right, getting into great scoring positions and he earned the penalty for Bobo.

Playing left-back proved no problem for Wilkshire in Melbourne.

 

HOLDING MIDFIELD 

Stefan Mauk (City)

Playing well enough to keep some big names out of the side, Mauk is flourishing under Warren Joyce and had a superb game in the 2-0 win over Adelaide on Friday.

Stefan Mauk

 

PLAYMAKER

Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC)

Was in typically eye-catching form as Sydney toyed with Glory for most of this Friday night clash. The Serbian was at his imperious best to just edge Danny De Silva for a starting spot.

Ninko

 

WINGERS

Roy Krishna (Phoenix)

Smashed an absolute peach from distance and was the pick of the Phoenix frontline before Roar got a toe-hold in the incredible 3-3 draw on Saturday.

Roy Krishna

 

Fahid Ben Khalfallah (Roar)

Stood out for the visitors in Wellington. The Tunisian international was feisty, tricky and effective – particularly when cutting in from the wing – reprising the form that made him a star at Victory. Just edged Jumpei for a spot in the starting XI.

Fahid Ben Khalfallah

 

STRIKERS

Ross McCormack (City)

Two well-taken first half goals from the Scot won it for City. Can't ask more than that from your number 9. He’s all class and will only get better, which is a worry for the rest of the league.

ross mccormack

 

Andrija Kaludjerovic (Phoenix)

Proven to be a classy pick up. Scored twice against his former club Roar and his combinations with Krishna and Vidosic looks, even this early in the season, to be a winner.

Andrija Kaludjerovic

 

MANAGER OF THE ROUND

Warren Joyce (City)

Quietly and methodically, Joyce has built a team that works its socks off for the cause and has a hard edge. Structure is spot on, defensively sound and with an edge to their attack. Deserved winners on the weekend. The former Manchester United assistant coach has found a winning formula very quickly.

Warren Joyce will take charge of his first Hyundai A-League match when Melbourne City host Brisbane Roar in Rd 1.