Leroy George continues his sizzling assist record for Melbourne Victory
Kosta Barbarouses (two) and Besart Berisha took the plaudits after their clinical strikes propelled Victory to a 3-0 win over Wanderers, but it was winger Leroy George who continued a sizzling assist record.
George is officially the assist King of the A-League after his clever lay-off allowed Berisha to score Victory's second at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.
That assist meant George claimed his 11th of the season, which is five more assists than any other A-League player this season.
What's more, the Dutchman has registered four assists in his last two appearances for Victory, as they aim to catch the second-placed Jets.
Can anyone catch George this season in the assist stats?
He's proving key in the Victory's resurgence leading into the Big Blue next week when they will look to contain the likes of Bobo, Ninkovic and Mierzejewski.
Little wonder Victory coach Kevin Muscat was a satisfied man after the Wanderers win.
"Leroy, Kosta and Terry and Bes, they asked a helluva lot of questions," he told Fox Sports.
WANT MORE FACTS FROM WANDERERS v VICTORY?
- Melbourne Victory are undefeated in their last seven games against the Wanderers (W4 D3), and have lost just one of their last 13 matches against the Western Sydney club (W8 D4).
- Western Sydney Wanderers have only scored one goal in their last six meetings with Melbourne Victory; they’ve now gone three home games without a goal at home against them.
- The scoreline has been 1-0 in six of the last seven meetings between these sides at HT (five for Victory and one in favour of WSW).
- Kosta Barbarouses has now scored four goals in his last three appearances for Victory; only Ross McCormack (6) has recorded more A-League goals so far in January 2018 than Barbarouses (4).