Western Sydney Wanderers make stats history after thrashing Phoenix
Western Sydney Wanderers made history on Sunday night as their attack, bolstered by Caltex Socceroo Chris Ikonomidis, went on a rampage against Wellington Phoenix.
After a 4-0 thrashing of the Kiwi outfit at ANZ Stadium, Wanderers' shots stat was an impressive 33.
This is the highest in the club's history in the Hyundai A-League.
What's more, of those 33 shots, an impressive 11 were on target.
By contrast, Phoenix could only muster five shots with just one on target.
It was no coincidence that Wanderers' shot stats were good after Chris Ikonomidis' impressive home debut.
Playing on the right wing, the Lazio loanee looked the part by scoring a neat debut goal and assisting for Oriol Riera's opener.
He was a constant threat down the flank.
So good was Ikonomidis that only four other players have taken more shots in an A-League game for the Wanderers than his six shots.
Just imagine when Alvaro Cejudo gets back from his injury layoff: Riera, Cejudo and Ikonomidis up front for Josep Gombau.
Expect more impressive attack stats in the coming weeks from the men in red and black.
OTHER MATCH FACTS AND STATS
- The Wanderers have only lost once in their last nine clashes against the Phoenix (W6, D2, L1). The 4-0 win is also the largest win for either side in this fixture.
Western Sydney are now 12 games undefeated at home after leading at the break (W10, D2). Tonight was also the biggest win during that time.
Wellington now only have one win in their last 11 away A-League games (W1, D2, L8). Their only win came against the Jets in Round 17 this season.