MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Adrian Mierzejewski of Sydney FC is pressured by Thomas Deng of the Victory during the round 18 A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at AAMI Park on January 26, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Hyundai A-League Round 18 Team of the week

Goalkeeper: Paul Izzo

With many key saves in Adelaide’s match away to Wellington, many are still thinking how Izzo kept out Adam Parkhouse’s first half curler. This save set the tone for Izzo, as he commanded his box and his defense to keep a clean sheet and and secure a much-needed win for the Reds.

Centre Back: Luke Wilshere

In a Big Blue game that didn’t disappoint on Australia Day, Wilshere was able to provide the assist for one of Bobo’s goals, along with adding that extra experience that is seeing the Sydney FC juggernaut roll on.

Centre Back: Ersan Gulum

Along with Jordan Elsey, Ersan Gulum was an integral member that ensured Adelaide was able to secure their seventh win of the season. Gulum won 71% of his aerial duels along with completing 75% of his passes, which helped ensure that Adelaide was able to secure the win along with a clean sheet.

Ersan Gulum during the round 18 A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Centre Back: Jordan Elsey

Along with captaining the side in Wellington, Elsey worked well alongside Gulum to lead a young Adelaide side secure a clean sheet and a tough victory away from home.

Centre Midfielder: Matt McKay

A weary and out of form Brisbane Roar was screaming for leaders to stand up against an inform Central Coast side, and Matt McKay didn’t disappoint. After providing pressure to Jacob Melling that helped Brisbane score the opener, McKay even grabbed a goal to secure a much needed victory for the Roar.

Centre Midfielder: Luke Brattan

This man oozes quality, and he didn’t disappoint on Thursday night against the Jets. Brattan’s form continued as he was dominant in central midfield stopping everything that came his way where he also provided the cross that led to Dario Vidosic’s goal.

Right Midfield: Adrian Mierzejewski

Since signing for the reigning champions at the beginning of the year, Adrian has not failed to disappoint. Always producing on the big stage, he once again produced a sublime performance in the Big Blue, having a contribution in all three goals, with his silky skill and movements.

Left Midfield: Dario Vidosic

Full of flair and pace, Vidosic has made an instant impact at his new club. Having moved from Wellington to City, Vidosic has been in excellent form providing pivotal passes and scoring goals. He was able to provide an equaliser by getting onto the end of a Luke Brattan cross.

Centre Attacking Midfielder: Diego Castro

Again, in full force, Castro was in fine form as he was able to punish a 10-man Wanderers side, scoring two of the Glory’s three goals.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 28: Diego Castro of the Glory controls the ball during the round 18 A-League match between the Perth Glory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium on January 28, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Striker: Bobo

Already breaking Sydney’s all-time goal scoring in a single season, Bobo was able to dominate in the air against the Victory, as he nodded in a goal and converted a penalty he was able to win himself.

Striker: Andy Keogh

An all-round performance from Keogh saw him get on the score sheet once again as Perth Glory got back onto the winners list. Along with Castro, Keogh was integral in beating a woeful Wanders side.

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