Stats review: Singh almost matches Del Piero in rout
Sarpreet Singh delivered a first for the Wellington Phoenix and almost matched the great Alessandro Del Piero with his display against the Central Coast Mariners.
Attacking midfielder Singh was involved in four goals in Wellington's extraordinary win over the Mariners in Gosford.
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In the other game to complete Round 21, Roly Bonevacia continued his good form for the Western Sydney Wanderers.
We take a statistical glance at Singh, Bonevacia and more thanks to Opta Data.
Singh shines as Phoenix set records
The goals certainly flowed for Wellington Phoenix last weekend.
For only the second time in Hyundai A-League history, there were 10 goals scored in a single game as the Phoenix thrashed the Mariners 8-2.
They will not want reminding of it, but Mariners were also involved last time the scoreboard clocked up 10 goals, losing by the same score at home to neighbours Newcastle Jets in April 2018.
It was quite the display by a Phoenix team that went into the clash having scored just three times in their previous six matches.
Sarpreet Singh and Roy Krishna scored two each to go with goals from David Williams, Liberato Cacace and Louis Fenton, as well as a Sam Graham own goal.
Singh, 20, became just the fourth player – and the first for the Phoenix – to register two goals and two assists in a Hyundai A-League game since Opta started recording the stats in 2012/13. He joins Marco Rojas, Youssouf Hersi and Chris Harold in that achievement.
The last time any player was involved in more was in January 2013, when Italian superstar Del Piero scored four and had an assist in Sydney FC's win over... the Phoenix.
For his part, Krishna moved onto 14 goals for the season, bettering his previous best in a Hyundai A-League campaign of 12, set in 2016/17.
Along with being their biggest away win, Wellington also had five different goalscorers, with only Perth Glory (six in Round 20, 2015/16) having shared the goals around more in a single game.
Brilliant Bonevacia and dynamic Duke lead Wanderers revival
The Western Sydney Wanderers are unbeaten in four and dreaming of a spectacular late run to reach the top six.
Mitchell Duke and Roly Bonevacia scored either side of Oriol Riera's pair – the forward's first goals since November – in a 4-1 win over Brisbane Roar.
Bonevacia had two assists and created six chances to continue his recent good form.
The Dutchman became the fourth player to create six opportunities in a game at least twice this season, joining Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets), Craig Goodwin (Adelaide United) and Florin Berenguer (Melbourne City) on that particular roll of honour.
Along with his goal, Duke created four chances, the four-time Caltex Socceroo showing promising signs since joining the Wanderers in January.
Dylan Wenzel-Halls had opened the scoring for Brisbane with a fine strike – the 21-year-old's fourth in five games.