A correction to an error in the way league tables have been compiled for the men’s and women’s A-Leagues has turned to the advantage of the Wellington Phoenix.
During the off season, the A-Leagues decided that teams tied on points would be separated by the number of wins they had achieved, and then goal difference.
A statement from the A-League said the change — previously, goal difference was the first factor used — had been made to “encourage more attacking football and to increase the number of matches that matter through the season”.
“A technical error — which has now been rectified — had led to the league tables showing incorrectly on aleagues.com.au for the opening rounds of the 2023-24 season.”
The correction has moved the Phoenix from second to first on the men’s table.
It’s made no difference to the Phoenix women who remain third on the Liberty A-League table.
The corrected Isuzu-UTE A-League table:
The corrected Liberty A-League table: