4.30am is going to be a tough time, but I'll give it a crack. Should have played in the Friday night timeslot, 6.30am is far more palatable.
Sheesh. Was a decent contest all the way through, but wasn't expecting it to jump out of the ground like that in the end! Sydney take the first of an A-League triple header tonight (that for those crazy enough leads into the Merseyside derby, and for the clinically insane might lead on to Der Klassiker between Dortmund and Bayern at 4.30am).
Anyway, for now that's it from Sydney/Wellington, follow on with Melbourne Victory/Adelaide here.
FULL TIME: Sydney FC 2-1 Wellington Phoenix
Wow, that was an insane finish! Sydney were seemingly coasting thanks to Richard Garcia's 34th minute strike until a Pedj Bojic brain explosion meant Sydney would be defending with ten for the second half. The game changed immediately, and Wellington poured forward but looked like they'd missed their chance when Cunningham's equaliser was ruled out for offside - that was, until 30 seconds afterwards when he deftly turned in a corner.
They'd looked like they share points until Ranko Despotovic popped up on debut and finished in the 93rd minute. Unbelievable stuff, and Sydney skip away with all three points and move to third.