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

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    Melb Victory V Western Sydney

    AAMI PARK, MELBOURNE, VIC, 14 JANUARY 2014

     
    Melb Victory Match Completed Western Sydney
    3 FINAL SCORE 1
    0 HALF TIME SCORE 0
    12 SHOTS 12
    7 SHOTS ON GOAL 7
    12 FOULS 16
    0 CORNERS 14
    3 OFFSIDES 0
    47 POSSESSION 53

    Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers meet for the third time this A-League season in a rare Tuesday night football matchup. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm AEDT.

    Tonight these two sides play a rescheduled Round 19 fixture because of the Wanderers’ Asian Champions League commitments, having met a little over a fortnight ago at the same venue.

    On that occasion Gui Finkler cancelled out Brendan Santalab’s second-half strike with a glorious free kick in the 94th minute to force a 1-1 draw.

    Unfortunately, the headlines following the draw had nothing to do with the on-field action, after rival sets of fans clashed outside the venue and around Melbourne’s CBD in the leadup to the game.

    The media coverage in the aftermath was severe, and a result an increased police presence should ensure no repeat tonight.

    For the visiting Western Sydney, three points would bring them to within one point of Brisbane Roar, who stalled after a 2-1 loss at home to Adelaide on Saturday evening.

    But despite their 1-0 win in the Sydney derby, also on Saturday night, Tony Popovic’s men could potentially head to Melbourne distracted with a number of key players reportedly on their way out at the end of the season.

    News last night inidicated the Shinji Ono could be on his way to J.League outfit Consadole Sapporo, while Youssouf Hersi and Aaron Mooy might also be playing their last season at Wanderland.

    Both Ono and Hersi will start from the bench – as will target man Tomi Juric – while first-team regulars Iacopo La Rocca, Mateo Poljak and Jerome Polenz are all missing.

    Victory coach Kevin Muscat has named an attacking lineup for the match, with Archie Thompson coming in to a lineup also featuring Andrew Nabbout, James Troisi and Kosata Barbarouses.

    But the home side will be without Mark Milligan, who is set to miss six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

    Both sides need three points to continue their push for a top-two spot and we shouldn’t see more than a goal in this one either way.

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    47' YELLOW CARD - Dean Heffernan (Western Sydney)

    52' GOAL - Archie Thompson (Melb Victory)

    57' YELLOW CARD - Mark Bridge (Western Sydney)

    62' GOAL - Kosta Barbarouses (Melb Victory)

    68' YELLOW CARD - Tomi Juric (Western Sydney)

    82' YELLOW CARD - Adrian Leijer (Melb Victory)

    90' YELLOW CARD - Youssouf Hersi (Western Sydney)

    90 + 4' GOAL - Tomi Juric (Western Sydney)

    90 + 5' GOAL - Guilherme Finkler (Melb Victory)

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    • 10:39pm
      The Auteur said | 10:39pm | ! Report

      Now Brisbane just needs to beat Perth and our 7-point lead is restored!

    • 10:39pm
      Brick Tamland of the Pants Party said | 10:39pm | ! Report

      Apparently channel 10 has caught vicious fighting occurring in the streets of Melbourne again tonight,unfortunatley all said vision was discarded because it was filmed in portrait and not landscape which was requested by their chief of staff.

      • 10:41pm
        AZ_RBB said | 10:41pm | ! Report

        This wins the internet tonight.

        hahaha

        • 10:54pm
          Brick Tamland of the Pants Party said | 10:54pm | ! Report

          Is it abit funny,but also fairly sad at the same time.You ask yourself what is worse, violence taking place or hoping violence takes place?

          • 8:40am
            JAJI said | 8:40am | ! Report

            I used to get upset about the bias years ago – nowadays there are too many fans out there who will speak up when the bias happens so I dont worry anymore

            I note the crowd at this game was bigger than the Big Bash nearby

    • 10:23pm
      Batou said | 10:23pm | ! Report

      Thanks Justin. Good work

    • Columnist

      9:39pm
      Justin Cinque said | 9:39pm | ! Report

      That’s it from me.

      Thanks for your company.

      • 9:44pm
        Stevo said | 9:44pm | ! Report

        Cheers. Thoroughly enjoyable game with some terrific goals – and on a sweltering night to boot.

        • 10:12pm
          AZ_RBB said | 10:12pm | ! Report

          Agree. Shame about the result. But good entertainment on a Tuesday night. Short turnaround makes it easier to cop.

    • Columnist

      9:39pm
      Justin Cinque said | 9:39pm | ! Report

      Victory’s counter attacking football won out and they now move to third position on the ladder to within two points of the Wanderers in second.

    • Columnist

      9:37pm
      Justin Cinque said | 9:37pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME Melbourne Victory 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers

      All the goals came in the second half. The first half was even except for stoppage time when the Wanderers could have scored at least once. In the end it was costly.

      Because in the second half, Victory solidified their defence and were able to score first through Thompson after a long and well executed passing sequence that started with Coe the goalkeeper.

      Shortly afterwards Barbarouses thundered home their second.

      Victory had most of the chances that immediately followed. Two one on ones were saved by Covic before Juric scored for WSW with a minute left.

      Before I finished typing, Finkler had put a third goal into the back of the net for Victory.

      In 40-degree heat the game opened up late and it was Victory whose defence was firmest in the second half.

      In the end the Wanderers failed to back-up after their Derby encounter the other night.

    • Columnist

      9:34pm
      Justin Cinque said | 9:34pm | ! Report

      90+6′ Melbourne Victory 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers

      Wanderers with a late corner. Ono puts it in and the game is finished

      FULL TIME

    • Columnist

      9:33pm
      Justin Cinque said | 9:33pm | ! Report

      90+6′ Melbourne Victory 3-1 Western Sydney Wanderers

      A goal each in stoppage time and this will end 3-1 surely

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