Stats review: Brisbane's incredible comeback a nod to former glory

This was just the latest Brisbane Roar comeback at Suncorp Stadium.

The Roar have produced late specials throughout the history of the Hyundai A-League and they delivered again against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Meanwhile, Adelaide United are on a best ever run against the Central Coast Mariners.

We take a look at that and more thanks to Opta data.

Left is right as Roar produce comeback

Tobias Mikkelsen and Adam Taggart scored stoppage-time goals to help Brisbane Roar snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

But aside from a huge error from Wanderers goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic, how did the Roar deliver another comeback at Suncorp Stadium?

Brisbane completely dominated additional time, focusing their attacks down the left. Across the full game, the Roar attacked down the left 44.8 per cent of the time and 21.5 per cent through the middle. But those numbers were 52 and 32 respectively in stoppage time.

Cancelling out first-half goals from Roly Bonevacia and Kwame Yeboah, Brisbane denied the Wanderers back-to-back wins at Suncorp Stadium, a feat they were aiming to achieve for the first time since January 2013.

It also continued Western Sydney's worrying defensive record in 2019, with the Wanderers now going seven games this year without keeping their opposition to a single goal or fewer.

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Kennedy can't deny Reds' late show

Ben Kennedy made eight saves for the Central Coast Mariners, but there was nothing he could do about George Blackwood's stoppage-time winner for Adelaide United.

Kennedy is the only goalkeeper to have made at least eight saves in a game this season and he has done so twice.

Isaias had earlier cancelled out Andrew Hoole's opener as the Mariners' win-less league run away from home stretched to 19 games.

Adelaide are now unbeaten in six Hyundai A-League games against Central Coast, their best ever run.

Perth continue complete Newcastle dominance

Perth Glory have simply got Newcastle Jets' number.

Goals from Andy Keogh and Neil Kilkenny saw Perth claim a 2-0 win at HBF Park and they have lost just two of their past 22 Hyundai A-League matches against the Jets a run which includes 16 wins.

Diego Castro became just the second player to create five chances in a game for Perth this season.

The Spaniard starred, joining Kilkenny – who managed that feat back in Round 1.

Is the tide turning in the Big Blue?

Melbourne Victory are beginning to enjoy the Big Blue once more.

For the first time in three years, Victory claimed a third straight win over Sydney FC with a 2-1 success at AAMI Park.

Victory had lost seven straight to Sydney before this run, with a stunning free-kick from Ola Toivonen and James Troisi strike helping them stretch their streak.

Sydney had won three of their previous four games on Australia Day, but that strong record took a hit.

Kurto steps up to help Phoenix improve City record

Wellington Phoenix have struggled against Melbourne City, but Filip Kurto helped them improve a poor record.

The goalkeeper made six saves – the third time he has managed at least that many in a game this campaign – to help Phoenix win 1-0.

David Williams scored for the third time in four games, seeing Wellington to just their second win in their past nine meetings with City.

City midfielder Rostyn Griffiths was combative throughout, becoming just the third player to concede seven fouls in a game this season.