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Goal Australia brings you the best XI from each round of the 2013-14 A-League season. Two-goal hero Tomi Juric leads the line this week after his dynamic showing against Adelaide


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GOALKEEPER

Danny VUKOVIC
Perth Glory

Vukovic keeps his place between the posts in the Team of the Week after an inspired performance at home to Sydney FC, making saves from Nick Carle and Matt Thompson to deny the visitors at nib Stadium and worsen Frank Farina's worries

DEFENDERS

Scott NEVILLE
Newcastle Jets

Michael THWAITE
Perth Glory

Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY
Western Sydney

It took a defender in Neville to achieve what no other player for the Jets had managed to do this season and find the back net. Unfortunately for Gary van Egmond's team, they proved unable to retain their two-goal lead, but breaking the Hunter Stadium outfit's duck - and a decent shift in defence - was enough for Neville to be included. Thwaite continued to demonstrate his value to Perth Glory on his second game back from injury, helping to shut out Sydney and demonstrating that William Gallas will have a fight on his hands to win a place in defence at nib Stadium. Topor-Stanley was a rugged, assured presence at the back against Adelaide, as he and Michael Beauchamp continue to keep Matthew Spiranovic out of the starting XI.


MIDFIELDERS

Luke BRATTAN
Brisbane Roar

Brett EMERTON
Sydney FC

Marcelo CARRUSCA
Adelaide United

James TROISI
Melbourne Victory

All the buzz pre-season was about the addition of Liam Miller and the return of Matt McKay to Brisbane's midfield, but with the former out injured, it was the home-grown talent of Brattan that stole the show against Heart on Sunday. Emerton made an accomplished return to the Sydney starting XI, although he was unable to improve his struggling side's fortunes, while Carrusca was similarly impressive and equally unrewarded as Adelaide gave up the lead he had given them to lose away to the Wanderers. Troisi meanwhile, playing more as a forward than an attacking midfielder, proved far too good for Wellington on Monday, with his runs from deep and finishing causing havoc among the Kiwi visitors at Etihad Stadium.


FORWARDS

Tomi JURIC
Western Sydney

Marcos FLORES
Central Coast Mariners

Archie THOMPSON
Melbourne Victory
 

Juric was arguably the standout performer of the round, netting twice and putting himself about to considerable affect against Adelaide, particuarly in the second half, although he was fortunate to escape a red card with a high, studs-up lunge on Adelaide's Isaias Sanchez. Flores kick started the Mariners' escape act away to the Jets when he scored from the spot just past the hour mark in the F3 derby and continues to reward Graham Arnold's decision to rescue him from an unhappy stay at Melbourne Victory. Thompson was his bustling, brilliant best early in the game against Wellington, putting his side in front after a cheeky handball in the build-up and worrying Ernie Merrick's team whenever he ran at the defence.

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