Another Derby win, another record set

Sydney FC have once again embarrassed the Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium, this time securing a 5-0 win over their rivals to extend their league at the top of the table. It was a disappointing performance by the Wanderers, the same cannot be said about Adrian Mierzejewski and his Sydney FC teammates. The Pole put in a Man-of-the-Match performance scoring twice. Alex Brosque and Brandon O’Neill also scored, while poor Lachlan Scott headed into his own net shortly after the interval. For Sydney FC it wasn’t just another victory, it was another record set with Andrew Redmayne keeping the club’s 100th clean sheet and too celebrate we’ve broken it down for y’all.

Clean sheet breakdown:

Sydney FC set an A-League record for most clean sheets last season with 17, only conceding 13 goals in their championship winning season. While they have already conceded eight this season, it looks unlikely they will match hat this season but they are not too far away from besting their second most. Coincidentally the two seasons where Sydney have kept the most clean sheets, they have won the league in both seasons. They only kept five in the 2005-06 season but only played 23 matches.

Seasons

  • 17 clean sheets in 2016-17
  • 11 clean sheets in 2009-10
  • 10 clean sheets in 2007-08
  • 9 clean sheets in 2014-15
  • 8 clean sheets in 2015-16
  • 8 clean sheets in 2006-07
  • 7 clean sheets in 2010-11
  • 6 clean sheets in 2008-09
  • 5 clean sheets in 2017-18
  • 5 clean sheets in 2013-14
  • 5 clean sheets in 2005-06
  • 4 clean sheets in 2012-13

Goalkeepers

Danny Vukovic was instrumental in Sydney’s record number of clean sheets last season and he quickly sky rocketed to third on the list despite only spending one season at the club. It’s no surprise Clint Bolton and Vedran Janjetovic sit atop the list after spending most of their Sydney FC’s tenure between the sticks.

  • Clint Bolton – 36 clean sheets
  • Vedran Janjetovic – 25 clean sheets
  • Danny Vukovic – 16 clean sheets
  • Ivan Necevski – 10 clean sheets
  • Andrew Redmayne – 6 clean sheets
  • Liam Reddy – 6 clean sheets
  • Matthew Nash – 1 clean sheet

Opponents

Sydney will also be Newcastle’s bogey side, in their 39 meetings the Sky Blues have kept the side scoreless on 19 occasions. They have also kept a lot of clean sheets against rivals Melbourne Victory, and Perth Glory. They have kept a clean sheet against every side bar the defunct North Queensland Fury.

  • Newcastle Jets – 19 clean sheets
  • Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory – 14 clean sheets kept
  • Brisbane Roar – 12 clean sheets kept
  • Adelaide United – 8 clean sheets kept
  • Central Coast Mariners and Wellington Phoenix – 7 clean sheets kept
  • Melbourne City and Western Sydney Wanderers – 5 clean sheets kept
  • New Zealand Knights – 4 clean sheets kept
  • Gold Coast United – 2 clean sheets kept

Most clean sheets

For the record, here’s the top five most clean sheets kept in the A-League. Victory and the Central Coast Mariners are in line to keep their 100th this season while it may take a while for Brisbane and Adelaide given their current form.

  • Sydney FC 100
  • Central Coast Mariners 96
  • Melbourne Victory 96
  • Brisbane Roar 93
  • Adelaide United 89

The Sky Blues weren’t just the first team to 100 clean sheets, in their win they also became the third team to score 500 A-League goals. It might take them a while to overtake Victory but they are just seven behind second place Brisbane

Most goals scored

  • Melbourne Victory 543
  • Brisbane Roar 509
  • Sydney FC 502
  • Adelaide United 460
  • Perth Glory 450

Also it wouldn’t be a Sydney Derby match report if we didn’t give props to Polish attacker Adrian Mierzejewski who was in everything for Graham Arnold’s side.

  • 89 touches
  • 62 passes
  • 15 duels won
  • 5 fouls won
  • 5 chances created
  • 4 shots
  • 3 tackles won
  • 2 goals
  • 2 crosses
  • 1 clearance
  • 1 interception

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