A-League continues to break records

The Hyundai A-League was back with a flurry on Saturday night, with a whopping 13 goals across two games making it one of the highest scoring matchdays in league history.

Only once have more goals been scored on the same day in two matches, when there was 14 goals put away in Round 5 of Season 8.

Adelaide United started the scoring avalanche, taking just two minutes to penetrate Newcastle’s defence and they proceeded to add another half-dozen to delight their home fans.

Match Report: Adelaide demolish sorry Newcastle

The final 7-0 result was the club’s best under coach Josep Gombau and the biggest since United’s record 8-1 win over North Queensland Fury in 2011.

Conversely the loss was the biggest in the Newcastle Jet’s history and saw their goal differential for the season blow out to woeful -23 with just under half the season still to play.

Sydney FC continued the scoring spree in Graham Arnold’s return to Gosford, with the Sky Blues claiming a resounding 5-1 win to notch their first win in eight games.

Match Report: Arnie’s Sydney thrash Mariners

Arnold refused to celebrate any of his side’s goals out of respect for his former employers but had plenty to say post-match in response to how the Central Coast promoted the match.

Video: Arnie has the last laugh in Gosford

The performance was certainly not what the Mariners were looking for playing in front of their biggest home crowd of the season, with a swift counter-attacking goal the only thing they had to show for their efforts.

The staggering scorelines translated to the most one-sided night seen in the A-League across two games. The combined goal difference of 11 between the winners and losers ensuring the return of Season 10 in 2015 will long be remembered.

And the records won’t stop there this weekend with today’s clash between Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory requiring just 4,494 fans to reach the 1 million mark for the season in the fastest ever time.

The league leaders have averaged more than double that attendance in Season 10 so we should definitely see the previous mark of 72 matches eclipsed by one game.

The contest itself will be critical in this season’s Premiership race, with Kevin Muscat’s side able to reel within a point of the summit with a win.

It surely won’t be as one-sided as last night’s contests but we may well see a continuation of the prolific scoring with both Andy Keogh and Besart Berisha eager to make up ground on Nathan Burns in the Golden Boot standings.

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