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A-League snapshot for round 25

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/04/2017 Vince Rugari

* THEY SAID IT - "Andrew's got to do what he's f***ing told like every other player in the team." - Candid Newcastle Jets coach Mark Jones lets fly on Fox Sports after his assistant coach Clayton Zane was seen giving winger Andrew Hoole an almighty spray after the player's show of petulance when substituted during their 3-0 defeat to Western Sydney.

* STAT THAT MATTERS - 19 - the number of wins Sydney FC have notched this season after beating Melbourne City 3-0. That's more than any team in A-League history.

* CONTROVERSY CORNER - What constitutes diving, exactly? Diego Castro clearly copped a hit on the shin from Dylan McGowan but it wasn't until well after the contact was made that the Perth Glory star theatrically fell to the ground, winning his side a crucial penalty.

* MAN OF THE ROUND - Roly Bonevacia celebrated the news he will reportedly join Western Sydney next season with a spectacular long-range double in Wellington's upset win over Melbourne Victory.

* CLANGER - With finals just around the corner Melbourne Victory should be peaking right now. Instead their defence was all over the shop for the second week in a row as they fell 3-0 to the Phoenix. They'll be without the suspended duo Alan Baro and Jason Geria next week.

* SAFE HANDS - The Glory have Liam Reddy to thank for a share of the spoils against Adelaide United on Friday night, with the veteran journeyman making five important saves.

* UNDER PRESSURE - The ghosts of Melbourne Heart are haunting Melbourne City. Their 3-0 defeat to Sydney FC was another example of how the cashed-up club tends to crumble in big matches - something the Heart were known for before the City Football Group's buyout. Can City rediscover their ticker before the finals?

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