Snapshot of round 19 of the A-League

A look at round 19 of A-League action, which included a milestone moment from Adelaide teenage phenomenon Mohamed Toure.

A LOOK AT ROUND 19 OF THE A-LEAGUE:

THEY SAID IT: "Use your speed and your power - that's the only thing." Adelaide United coach Gertjan Verbeek reveals his advice to teenage sensation Mohamed Toure before he became the league's youngest ever scorer in their win over Central Coast.

MAN OF THE ROUND: Gary Hooper showed he's more than a goal scorer with his burst down the flank and expert assist for team-mate David Ball in Wellington's 1-0 win over Melbourne City. It reinforced the belief in that their English strike duo can be a handful for the best defences.

BEAT THAT: Young substitute Mirza Muratovic calmly pounced after a Western United defensive blunder to bag the lone goal as Brisbane cemented their top-six berth and opened up a four-point gap on the chasing Melbourne club.

INJURIES: Wellington Phoenix - Reno Piscopo (ankle); Cameron Devlin (ankle).

STAT ATTACK: Last week Mohamed Toure became the third-youngest A-League player. Six days on the 15-year-old was crowned its youngest goalscorer when smacking home a second goal for victorious Adelaide, announcing himself as a potential star.

TALKING POINT: Are the wheels wobbling at Melbourne City? A fixture in the top two since round three, Erick Mombaerts' team could drop below that station after the loss to Wellington which he conceded was a disappointing display. The Phoenix's high press threw City's star-studded side off their stride too easily.

UNDER PRESSURE: Nothing Alen Stajcic does seems to be stopping the rot at Central Coast. The Mariners have dropped into wooden spoon territory behind Newcastle on the back of five straight defeats, conceding 13 goals in the process.

WHAT'S NEXT: Wellington Phoenix will host a desperate Western United when former coach Mark Rudan returns to town while Brisbane's mid-season resurgence will be tested by a visiting Perth Glory.


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