The Newsroom reviews round 20 of the A-League
Victory and Sky Blues share points in the Big Blue
Sydney FC fought back from a goal down with just 10 men to secure a 1-1 draw against Melbourne Victory. Kosta Barbarouses opened the scoring for Victory just seconds after the halftime break. Sydney then lost Jacques Faty, sent off for a foul on Besart Berisha after a miscued back pass. Despite being a man down, Sydney FC managed to find an equaliser when David Carney fired home in the 76th minute. The teams occupy the last two finals spots on the A-League table, with Victory ahead of the Sky Blues on goal difference.
Santalab scores winner for Wanderers
Western Sydney Wanderers left it late to defeat Perth Glory, Brendon Santalab scoring the winner in the 85th minute. Romeo Castelen gave Wanderers the lead just past the hour mark then Andy Keogh equalised moments later through a penalty. Santalab came off the bench soon after the equaliser and lobbed over Ante Covic to secure all three points for Western Sydney and end Glory’s winning run. Wanderers remain top of the table.
Adelaide thrash Roar at Coopers Stadium
Adelaide United were on fire as they cruised to a 3-0 win against an uninspiring Brisbane Roar side. Bruce Kamau opened the scoring for the Reds before Bruce Djite and Pablo Sanchez rounded off the win in the second half. John Aloisi’s decision to drop dual-Johnny Warren medallist Thomas Broich backfired as his side crumbled to defeat. It was only the second time in Broich’s 148 A-League appearances that he started on the bench. Following their win Adelaide United have extended their unbeaten streak to 13 games. – Anthony Johnston
Wellington Phoenix 2-1 Melbourne City
Central Coast Mariners 0-1 Newcastle Jets
Screengrab of Kosta Barbarouses scoring from FoxSports’ match highlights package.