THEY SAID IT: "It was the same for both teams so it is not an excuse for winning or losing...but it is actually sad to turn up to such an iconic stadium...and having that pitch. I am sad for the players that they have to play on there and risk their bodies on that. It was more like a mud ring than a pitch" - Perth Glory coach Alen Stajcic and Brisbane counterpart Ross Aloisi both criticised a Suncorp Stadium pitch chopped up due to two concerts held at the stadium earlier in the month.
MAN OF THE WEEK: Young Zac Sapsford had a Sydney derby to remember. Once on Sydney FC's books, the Wanderers striker was brought off the bench in the first half when Brandon Borrello succumbed to a foot injury. He became the hero when Marcus Antonsson bamboozled lone defender Jake Girdwood-Reich in the second half and flicked on to Sapsford.The 21-year-old made no mistake with his opportunity, launching the ball into the left side of the net for the winner.
TALKING POINT: Brandon Borrello's foot injury could have serious ramifications for both Western Sydney's season and his hopes of featuring in the Socceroos' Asian Cup campaign. The Wanderers initially feared that Borrello might have broken his foot in a tackle from Sydney skipper Luke Brattan but he will go for scans to determine the extent of the injury.
STAT ATTACK: Adelaide's Ben Halloran scored his 30th ALM goal in the 30th minute of the Reds' game against Western United.
BEAT THAT: Wellington goalkeeper Alex Paulsen just goes from strength to strength. The young shot-stopper continued his red-hot form with several big saves against Melbourne City, including denying Jamie Maclaren an equaliser from the penalty spot.
THE MOMENT: A 10-man Melbourne Victory rallied from a goal down and found a 95th-minute equaliser that salvaged a 1-1 draw with Macarthur in Campbelltown. Sealed when Bruno Fornaroli's strike ricocheted into Bulls defender Yianna Nicolaou and onto the goal, the result keeps both sides unbeaten.
UNDER PRESSURE: Western United have lost four games on the bounce and while they finally broke their scoring drought, they proved leaky defensively. They lack a clinical edge around goal and are piling pressure on championship-winning coach John Aloisi.
KEY INJURIES: Brandon Borrello (Wanderers, foot), Corey Brown (Brisbane, hamstring), Florin Berenguer (Brisbane, quad).
UP NEXT: On Friday, Brisbane host Western Sydney. On Saturday, Western United take on Wellington in Ballarat while Sydney welcome Perth Glory. Victory travel to Gosford to take on the Mariners on Sunday, Macarthur host Adelaide and Newcastle host travel-weary City.