Melbourne City vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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    Melb City vs Newcastle

    A-League Round 23

    Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
    Melb City Newcastle
    4 SCORE 0

    Match result:

    Melbourne City have recorded a dominant win over the Newcastle Jets on Saturday night, victorious four goals to none.

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    Final score
    Melbourne City 4
    Newcastle Jets 0

    Match preview:

    Melbourne City will be looking to keep the Newcastle Jets out of the top six when they meet at AAMI Park. Join The Roar from 7:50pm AEDT for live scores and commentary.

    A win for Melbourne City would secure them third spot on the table for another week, and keep Newcastle Jets from coming closer to qualifying for the knockout phase of the tournament.

    City are coming off a 3-2 win over ninth-placed Central Coast Mariners, in a game which saw them narrowly avoid disaster.

    Melbourne gave up a two-goal lead in two minutes after going ahead via Bruno Fornaroli and an own-goal from Nick Montgomery.

    Fornaroli would come to the rescue for his side once again and get the winner in the 64th minute, as City held on to get all three points.

    Melbourne have been dealt a huge blow, with Fernando Brandan’s anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained at training will see him miss 12 months of football.

    Despite struggling in recent seasons, Newcastle Jets are still very much in the race to make the six, sitting three-points outside the six with five matches left to play.

    Further, Newcastle’s poor form seems to improve against City, the Jets have won three of their past five games against Melbourne.

    The Jets’ defence will be weakened by Jason Hoffman’s absence due to suspension, however goalkeeper Jack Duncan finally returns from injury.

    The last time these two sides played was in January. Andrew Nabbout scored twice for the Jets, before Fornaroli responded for Melbourne in the 69th minute. Despite the pressure, Newcastle were able to hang on to capture all three points.

    Prediction
    Newcastle has proven to be a thorn in City’s side in recent fixtures, however Melbourne will be at home and have the momentum behind them. The Jets are on poor form defensively, and the loss of fullback Hoffman doesn’t help matters. Expect City to finally get some revenge.

    Melbourne City 2 – 0 Newcastle Jets

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    • 1:16am
      Swanny said | 1:16am | ! Report

      Would love the global financial group to take over the jets . So we could buy some decent players and sack our hopeless coach .

      For all u big club followers. Try following a club like mine

    • 11:25pm
      MarkfromCroydon said | 11:25pm | ! Report

      Was at the game. Thoroughly enjoyed it. City looked good tonight. Caceres good, but for me, Kilkenny even better. Fitzgerald played one of his best ever games and gave them the spark in the second half. If they play like that in finals, they might trouble us.

      • Roar Rookie

        12:47am
        Stevo said | 12:47am | ! Report

        First half was uncomfortable because Jets played tight and we couldn’t find an incisive path forward except when Timmy bobbed up and scored with his noggin. Second half came alive when Fitzy was brought on and then Kamau. Changed the tempo in our favour. Geez, Bruno could have had a double hat trick if he was in last year’s form. Just seems to be misfiring.

    • Roar Guru

      9:51pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:51pm | ! Report

      Thank you to everyone who joined The Roar for this live blog, we look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

    • Roar Guru

      9:50pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:50pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Melbourne City 4 – 0 Newcastle Jets

    • Roar Guru

      9:49pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      90+4′ – The referee blows the whistle for full time. What a big win for Melbourne City, who have finally got some revenge after a string of bad results against the Jets.

      MELBOURNE CITY 4 – 0 NEWCASTLE JETS

    • Roar Guru

      9:49pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:49pm | ! Report

      90+3′ – One again Fornaroli comes close to a hat-trick, and once again he is denied by the keeper!

      MELBOURNE CITY 4 – 0 NEWCASTLE JETS

    • Roar Guru

      9:47pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:47pm | ! Report

      90+1′ – Fornaroli is looking for that hat-trick. He might get it, City still look dangerous in attack, and the Jets still look very vulnerable.

      MELBOURNE CITY 4 – 0 NEWCASTLE JETS

    • Roar Guru

      9:47pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:47pm | ! Report

      89′ – Three minutes of time to be added on.

      MELBOURNE CITY 4 – 0 NEWCASTLE JETS

    • Roar Guru

      9:42pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:42pm | ! Report

      86′ – Brattan comes off Retre in the final change for Melbourne City.

      MELBOURNE CITY 4 – 0 NEWCASTLE JETS

    • Roar Guru

      9:39pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:39pm | ! Report

      83′ – Fornaroli gets the ball inside the box but he can’t control it as the keeper reagins possession for the Jets.

      MELBOURNE CITY 4 – 0 NEWCASTLE JETS

    • Roar Guru

      9:37pm
      Isaac Nowroozi said | 9:37pm | ! Report

      81′ – GOAL MELBOURNE CITY

      Fornaroli gets he ball across goal, and hits it into an empty net.

      Too easy.

      MELBOURNE CITY 4 – 0 NEWCASTLE JETS

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