Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney FC: A-League live scores, blog

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    The Wanderers' arrival created a much-needed local derby in the A-League. (AAP Image/Steve Christo

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    Western Sydney V Sydney

    PARRAMATTA STADIUM, PARRAMATTA, NSW, 23 MARCH 2013

     
    Western Sydney Match Completed Sydney
    1 FINAL SCORE 1
    0 HALF TIME SCORE 1
    11 SHOTS 12
    7 SHOTS ON GOAL 6
    14 FOULS 16
    4 CORNERS 5
    1 OFFSIDES 1
    56 POSSESSION 44

    Not even Hans Christian Andersen could have cooked this one up. Western Sydney Wanderers can clinch the Premier’s Plate with a win over bitter rivals Sydney FC in the Sydney Derby tonight. We’ll have live scores and minute-by-minute updates from 7.45pm AEDT.

    Pinch yourself, because this is it. Top spot is a formality for the Wanderers, whose unprecedented success on debut in the competition has breathed new life into the sport in this country.

    If the side can keep its record winning streak going for one more match, first position on the ladder – and, unbelievably, an AFC Champions League appearance next season – is locked in.

    It’s clearly going to happen from here, barring a collapse of epic proportions from the Wanderers.

    But Sydney FC need a win to keep their noses in front in the finals race, and won’t want all that happening on their watch.

    Lucas Neill is back in the side, and with the city’s bragging rights on the line the Sky Blues will be looking to experienced players like the Socceroos skipper, poacher Joel Griffiths and of course, the great Alessandro Del Piero, to make the difference.

    It should be a red and black night but don’t write off the boys in blue.

    This is a derby and anything could happen – even though all signs point to another milestone occasion for Western Sydney.

    Can Western Sydney seal the Premier’s Plate tonight with a win, or will the big brother step in and play the spoiler?

    Find out from 7.45pm AEDT as we cover the Sydney Derby with live scores and commentary, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the space below.

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    20' YELLOW CARD - Shannon Cole (Western Sydney)

    26' YELLOW CARD - Peter Triantis (Sydney)

    34' GOAL - Alessandro Del Piero (Sydney)

    44' YELLOW CARD - Rhyan Grant (Sydney)

    50' YELLOW CARD - Brett Emerton (Sydney)

    57' RED CARD - Brett Emerton (Sydney)

    58' YELLOW CARD - Joel Griffiths (Sydney)

    65' YELLOW CARD - Kwabena Appiah-Kubi (Western Sydney)

    70' GOAL - Shannon Cole (Western Sydney)

    71' YELLOW CARD - Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Western Sydney)

    81' YELLOW CARD - Adam Griffiths (Sydney)

    90 + 5' RED CARD - Iacopo La Rocca (Western Sydney)

    Vince Rugari is an Adelaide-born journalist who cut his teeth on the sporting graveyard of the Gold Coast. He fancies the round ball and the Sherrin, and used to be a handy leg-spin bowler before injury curtailed a baggy green push. A Port Adelaide fan by birth, he now is a sports reporter for Australian Associate Press

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    • Roar Guru

      11:52pm
      Cameron Kellett said | 11:52pm | ! Report

      I have been informed that someone heard there are riots occurring at Parramatta!!

      I hope this is not true….

      Anyone??

      • 12:25am
        emile said | 12:25am | ! Report

        Nothing to it. The fossils at 2gb are getting worked up over a non-event.

        • Roar Guru

          12:58am
          Cameron Kellett said | 12:58am | ! Report

          GOOD! 🙂

        • 1:03am
          Midfielder said | 1:03am | ! Report

          Hope you are right …

        • Roar Guru

          1:11am
          Cameron Kellett said | 1:11am | ! Report

          I’m delving further…

          Go to “passion is not a crime” Facebook page. Then go to posts by others.

          You’ll see a post by some fellow by the name of Phil Allison. I don’t know if he is serious but you know what people are like…

          Also has been said on CCM Facebook page.

          • 2:09am
            emile said | 2:09am | ! Report

            ‘Phil’ doesn’t come across as remotely believable. I won’t lie and say there weren’t isolated problems and machismo (as you get with every sporting rivalry), but certainly no organised “riot” as he is imputing.

            With respect to the game, we had immense issues within the RBB tonight. The density of flogs was unprecedented.

    • 11:06pm
      Jon stevens said | 11:06pm | ! Report

      Now if WSW lose on Fri to the Jets. And Heart throw the game on Sat to CCM. Now that’s a big problem. Why the FFA don’t play all the final round games simultaneously is beyond me. Then there’s the clogged up 5 & 6 positions to worry about. It’s open to dodgies. Until it happens they won’t learn.

      • 11:26pm
        The Eye Of Truth said | 11:26pm | ! Report

        CCM still need to win tomorrow first in Adelaide, otherwise WSW still win the Premiership with one game to spare. But yes I see what your saying about final round games simultaneously being played.

    • 9:55pm
      Titus said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      Agree with Bozza….Shannon Cole is a dog!

      • 9:59pm
        Qantas supports Australian Football said | 9:59pm | ! Report

        Add La Rocca to that list of dogs…

        • 10:00pm
          Titus said | 10:00pm | ! Report

          Bunch of out sung dogs!

          • 10:08pm
            AGO74 said | 10:08pm | ! Report

            Agree. All I could hear were The Cove.

        • 10:01pm
          Stevo said | 10:01pm | ! Report

          Dogs have a poor reputation tonight. Better not tell our pooches

          • 10:03pm
            Titus said | 10:03pm | ! Report

            What ever, AFL, yay!

          • 8:50am
            Titus said | 8:50am | ! Report

            Wow….how much did I drink last night! Sorry Stevo.

    • 9:51pm
      Midfielder said | 9:51pm | ! Report

      We are still in it…

    • 9:50pm
      Qantas supports Australian Football said | 9:50pm | ! Report

      SFC’s 10 men were fantastic, not over yet… It will be done and dusted in Brissy next week… What a finish to the season…

    • 9:49pm
      AGO74 said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      WSW should still win premiers plate but their luck with injuries/suspensions (and ToporStanley) has finally run out. Be very surprised if they win the GF.

      Could CCM yet do a Lazarus?

      Happy for my boys. A draw was the least they deserved.

      • 9:50pm
        AGO74 said | 9:50pm | ! Report

        …..And very happy we prevented WSW winning the premiers plate tonight!!!

        • 10:02pm
          Qantas supports Australian Football said | 10:02pm | ! Report

          SFC showd a lot of guts to hang in there—we almost snatch the win with Chianese and Yau …

    • Columnist

      9:45pm
      Vince Rugari said | 9:45pm | ! Report

      And that is it – FULL-TIME. 1-1. No premiership celebrations for Western Sydney – they’ll have to wait until tomorrow. If the Mariners fail to win, it’s theirs. Sydney will be happy with the point, which helps their finals crusade.

      Something of an anti-climax. But thanks for joining me!

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