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    Melbourne City FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

    AAMI Park, 12 November, 2017

     
    Melbourne City FC Full Time Western Sydney Wanderers FC
    1 1
    16 SHOTS 11
    8 SHOTS ON GOAL 6
    14 FOULS 19
    8 CORNERS 8
    5 OFFSIDES 0

    The Western Sydney Wanderers need to get back to winning ways but face another tough assignment against a Melbourne City side in good form. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7pm AEDT.

    City’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end last week as they succumbed to Sydney FC one-nil at AAMI Park.

    In a match best remembered for Tim Cahill’s ankle injury, Sydney managed to once again get the better of City in a dour contest played between two sides that appear very defensively sound.

    Despite the defeat, City look a far more solid unit compared to last season and will provide the Wanderers with another solid test in Melbourne.

    The Wanderers once again managed to squander a great opportunity to secure a win last week, drawing one all against a Melbourne Victory outfit that played with ten men for the majority of the contest at the Etihad.

    Despite opening the scoring through Riera, the Spaniard went on to miss a penalty that may have put the result to bed in the first half.

    To make matters worse, the Wanderers created a host of clear chances early in the second half only for poor finishing to let them down as Bonevacia hit the bar and Alvaro Cejudo somehow fluffed his lines from close range on multiple occasions with the goal at his mercy.

    Such wastefulness in front of goal was eventually punished by Victory, who managed to equalise in the second half and hold on for a draw.

    Indeed the Wanderers have made a habit of not securing results from strong positions this season. In the derby against Sydney FC, the Wanderers led two nil and were comfortably on top before complacency got the better of Western Sydney en route to another frustrating draw.

    Prediction
    The Wanderers certainly have what it takes to secure a positive result away against City but they need to be more clinical when given opportunities to score. Chances might be few and far between tonight against an organised City defence so Riera and company need their shooting boots on tonight.

    Despite City’s position on the table, they are still a team with some improving to do and it wouldn’t surprise to see another score draw eventuate between two sides with high hopes of achieving great things come the finals.

    City and Wanderers to draw 1-1

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    19' GOAL - Jaushua Sotirio (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    55' GOAL (PENALTY) - Ross McCormack (Melbourne City FC)

    61' YELLOW CARD - Michael Jakobsen (Melbourne City FC)

    72' YELLOW CARD - Robert Cornthwaite (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    80' YELLOW CARD - Brendon Santalab (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.