In this week’s Hyundai A-League Power Rankings, the Western Sydney Wanderers remain red-hot and are at the top. Meanwhile, Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets move up, while Melbourne Heart remain at the bottom.
We have movers, shakers and more in this week’s A-League Power Rankings. All matches will be televised by Sky Sport in New Zealand, Fox Sports 1 in Australia and BT Sport 1 worldwide.
1. Western Sydney Wanderers
A goal from Mark Bridge in the 82nd minute gave Tony Popovic’s Western Sydney Wanderers a 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta. The Wanderers hit the road on Nov. 22 against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. AEDT.
2. Sydney FC
Goals from Alessandro Del Pieto (26′) and Joel Chianese (45′ + 1′) paced Frank Farina’s Sydney FC to a massive 2-0 shutout win over Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Sydney return home to host Wellington Phoenix on Nov. 23 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. AEDT.
3. Newcastle Jets
An Adam Taggart brace in the 51st and 74th minute gave Gary van Egmond’s Newcastle Jets a 2-1 victory over the Brisname Roare at Hunter Stadium in Newcastle. The Jets were forced to play down to 10 men after Kew Jaliens was sent off in the 87th minute. The Jets return to action on Nov. 24 against Melbourne Heart at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. AEDT.
4. Brisbane Roar
Despite a 39th minute goal from Luke Brattan, Mike Mulvey’s Brisbane Roar fell, 2-1, to the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium and will look to rebound on Nov. 22 against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. AEST/8 p.m. AEDT.
5. Melbourne Victory
After getting shut out 1-0 by the Western Sydney Wanderers at Pirtek Stadium in Parramatta, Kevin Muscat’s Melbourne Victory will aim to rebound on Nov. 23 against Adelaide United at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. AEDT.
6. Central Coast Mariners
Graham Arnold’s Central Coast Mariners were off this past week and will continue their season on Nov. 23 against Perth Glory at nib Stadium in Perth. Kickoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. AEDT.
7. Perth Glory
Chris Harold’s 69th minute strike spared Alistair Edwards’s Perth Glory some A-League blushed in their 1-1 draw with Adelaide United at nib Stadium in Perth. The Glory remain home on Nov. 23 against the Central Coast Mariners. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. AWST/9:30 p.m. AEDT.
8. Wellington Phoenix
Ernie Merrick’s Wellington Phoenix were off this past week and will be returning to action on Nov. 23 against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. AEDT/7:30 p.m. NZDT.
9. Adelaide United
Osama Malik scored for Josep Gombau’s Adelaide united in the 52nd minute but the Reds were unable to build on their advantage and settled for a 1-1 draw with Perth Glory at nib Stadium. Adelaid continue their road trip on Nov. 23 against Melbourne Victory at Etihad Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ACDT/7:30 p.m. AEDT.
10. Melbourne Heart
The pain continues for John Aloisi’s Melbourne Heart, who were shut out 2-0 by Sydney FC at AAMI Park. Heart will need to get their act together on Nov. 24 at Hunter Stadium against the Newcastle Jets. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. AEDT.