City’s goal drought continues

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Melbourne City suffered their fifth consecutive defeat after a heavy 4-0 loss to Western Sydney Wanderers at Frank Holohan Reserve.

A brace for the duo of Bryleeh Flo Henry and Rosie Galea was enough to secure a thumping win.

By failing to score, City also extended their goalless run to three matches after yet another lacklustre attacking display.

This match was once again a case of City dominating possession and completing 81 more passes than the opposition, yet the home side only produced two shots on target, while the Wanderers managed eight.

Such inability to create clear-cut opportunities was another example of poor play in transition.

Throughout the entire night, Alex Chidiac, Chinatsu Kira, and Hollie Palmer were deprived of the ball.

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With the home side in control of possession, Wanderers had time to set up in defence and this ensured that City struggled to deliver the ball into dangerous areas.

To produce chances, City’s attacking trio had to rely on scarce solo runs and winning free-kicks in dangerous areas to little avail.

Defensively, a backline of Jenna McCormick, Naomi Thomas-Chinnama and Emma Checker were left exposed whenever the Wanderers won back possession.

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This was most evident for the third goal as Galea had all the time in the world to apply a fine finish.

This big win allowed Wanderers to cement sixth spot on the table, while City remain second-bottom.

Feature Image Credit: Western Sydney Wanderers

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