Kisnorbo questions Adelaide’s attack after Melbourne City held

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Adelaide United “didn’t create anything” despite coming from behind twice in a 2-2 draw against Melbourne City on Saturday night, claims Patrick Kisnorbo.

City manager Kisnobo dismissed Adelaide’s attacking qualities despite the Reds scoring twice in the second half to draw level. 

“(Adelaide) didn’t really create anything,” he said.

“Even when we went a man down, they didn’t create anything, they just had momentum.”

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Despite his comments, the Reds registered more shots and more shots on goal, whilst having 56 per cent of possession. 

It was after half-time that Adelaide were able to truly put a stamp on the game as substitutes Lachlan Brook, Nestory Irankunda and Hiroshi Ibusuki proved to be the sparks that United desperately needed. 

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However, Kisnobo saw the game as vastly different. 

“I think the only pressure that Adelaide put on us was when we were down to 10 men,” he said.

“And if I’m perfectly honest with you, I don’t think Tom Glover had a shot to save.”

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Despite this, Glover was unable to stop two second-half goals as new import Ibusuki found the back of the net in the 84th minute to draw the game level. 

Standing at 196cm tall, Ibusuki was brought into the club to have a forward presence and find the back of the net – and on debut he did exactly that. 

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Despite Adelaide’s better second half, their defending in the first half left a lot to be desired, as City’s Socceroos front three showed their class as Mathew Leckie put the ball on a platter for Andrew Nabbout to put City ahead early. 

From there onwards, it was the Leckie show as he caused headaches for the Reds defence before he set up his second goal of the night, this time for Jamie Maclaren. 

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But it would not be an Adelaide United game if there wasn’t a penalty, and yet again it was George Blackwood who was brought down inside the box.

But this time Craig Goodwin was not able to continue his penalty scoring form as Glover guessed the right way to save Goodwin’s attempt.

The Reds come away with a point in a game with plenty of positives for both sides.

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Cameron Ottenhoff
Sport, media and communications student at Flinders University in Adelaide. I was forced to hang the boots up at a young age after discovering I'm no good at sport, so now I just talk about it instead.

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