Key stats as Victory, Muscat maintain dominance over Mariners
Besart Berisha now boasts 11 goals in his last eight games against Central Coast Mariners after spearheading Melbourne Victory's bulldozing 5-2 win on Sunday.
Catch up with the other key facts and stats from an action-packed affair at AAMI Park.
- Melbourne Victory are unbeaten in their 15 games against the Mariners under Kevin Muscat (W11, D4).
- Muscat's men have now scored 2+ goals against the Mariners in eight of their last 11 clashes.
- This is the second time Victory have beaten Central Coast by a 5-2 scoreline (the last was at Central Coast Stadium on December 31, 2007).
- Central Coast's two-goal effort snaps a goalless run at AAMI Park which dates back to December 28, 2016.
- The hosts' total of 14 shots (including blocked attempts) is their eighth-highest amount against Central Coast since 2013. It's also their second-highest amount against the Mariners this season and fifth highest tally against any opponent in 2018.
- Berisha's hat-trick was his first against the Mariners and fourth for Melbourne Victory. Berisha has now scored his club's last three hat-tricks in the Hyundai A-League after putting three past each of Western Sydney Wanderers, Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City.
- Christian Theoharous netted his maiden Hyundai A-League goal in what was his 14th appearance.