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    Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Perth Glory

    Spotless Stadium, 8 October, 2017

     
    Western Sydney Wanderers FC Full Time Perth Glory
    2 1
    24 SHOTS 17
    7 SHOTS ON GOAL 6
    9 FOULS 12
    6 CORNERS 6
    1 OFFSIDES 0

    The Western Sydney Wanderers start life without Tony Popovich as they welcome the Perth Glory to Spotless Stadium for the final match of Round 1. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 6pm (AEDT).

    In what was a shock to many last week when head coach since the Wanderers inception Tony Popovich handed in his resignation to go join Turkish club Karabukspor. Hayden Foxe has been announced as care-taker coach.

    During the off-season the Wanderers had made ten new signings and were looking very impressive during the preseason as they are now in the semi-final of the FFA Cup.

    It is the big unknown on how the Wanderers players will come out this week, but they have an extremely strong squad and it’s still expected they will put in a good showing.

    On the other side of the ledger, Perth come into this match after a disappointing loss in the FFA cup to Heidelberg.

    Kenny Lowe has managed to keep his dynamic front three at the club which saw them have the second best attack in the league last season.

    Defensively they were horrible allowing a high amount of goals. Going into this campaign their defence is still a big unknown quality after losing Dino Djulbic and Josh Risdon.

    Prediction
    It’s a very hard game to work out. The Wanderers have an overall better squad and before Popovich left I would have had them heavy favourites. While Perth were very inconsistent last year and you never quite knew which team was going to turn up.

    Draw 1-1.

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    34' YELLOW CARD - Joseph Mills (Perth Glory)

    43' GOAL - Oriol Riera (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    46' GOAL - Jumpei Kusukami (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    82' OWN GOAL - Brendan Hamill (Perth Glory)