Sydney FC vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League live scores, blog

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    Sydney V Wellington

    ALLIANZ STADIUM, MOORE PARK, NSW, 23 NOVEMBER 2013

     
    Sydney Match Completed Wellington
    2 FINAL SCORE 1
    1 HALF TIME SCORE 0
    13 SHOTS 21
    6 SHOTS ON GOAL 5
    14 FOULS 17
    3 CORNERS 11
    4 OFFSIDES 3
    46 POSSESSION 54

    After wins over Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Heart, Sydney FC can climb into third with a win over Wellington Phoenix in the first game of a Saturday night A-League triple header. Join us for live scores and commentary from 5.30pm AEDT.

    The Sky Blues have eased the pressure on coach Frank Farina in the past fortnight, with two wins moving them back into the top six after six rounds of the A-League season.

    Unsurprisingly, their return to form has coincided with Alessandro Del Piero coming back into the lineup after injury, and he’ll again be relied upon against the Phoenix this afternoon.

    But for Sydney to effectively function over the course of 27 rounds they will need more from their other established stars – the likes of Brett Emerton, Richard Garcia and Nicky Carle.

    Newly signed Serbian striker Ranko Despotovic could make his first appearance in a Sky Blues shirt, although Farina indicated that the former Urawa Red Diamonds frontman will come off the bench.

    Wellington head to Sydney after a two-week break, with a number of Phoenix players serving on international duty in the All Whites’ unsuccessful two-legged tie against Mexico.

    Glen Moss, Andrew Durante, Ben Sigmund, and Jeremy Brockie all come back in having played on Wednesday night, and Wellington’s fortunes could well depend on how well these players have recovered from a gruelling ten days.

    While Wellington languish in ninth they have shown signs of promise in their five matches so far this season and perhaps deserve more than the three points they currently hold.

    With Sydney still not particularly impressive, despite their wins, Wellington will head across the Tasman confident of taking at least a point back home with them.

    For Sydney, this could be a chance to win three consecutive games for the first time in four years and inject some genuine momentum into their season.

    Can they do it? Find out from 5.30pm AEDT.

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    6' YELLOW CARD - Predrag Bojic (Sydney)

    27' YELLOW CARD - Manny Muscat (Wellington)

    35' GOAL - Richard Garcia (Sydney)

    51' YELLOW CARD - Nick Carle (Sydney)

    73' RED CARD - Predrag Bojic (Sydney)

    83' YELLOW CARD - Kenny Cunningham (Wellington)

    90 + 1' GOAL - Kenny Cunningham (Wellington)

    90 + 4' GOAL - Ranko Despotovic (Sydney)

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    • Roar Guru

      7:50pm
      Kane Cassidy said | 7:50pm | ! Report

      And they said there wasn’t a resurgence at Sydney, wishful thinking from bitter haters if you ask me.

    • Editor

      7:38pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:38pm | ! Report

      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.

      • Roar Guru

        7:47pm
        Brent Ford said | 7:47pm | ! Report

        Might be a good night of football! Gotta watch the Der Klassiker for sure.

        • Editor

          8:00pm
          Chad Bennett said | 8:00pm | ! Report

          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.

    • Editor

      7:34pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:34pm | ! Report

      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.

    • Roar Guru

      7:30pm
      Zee said | 7:30pm | ! Report

      DESPOTOVICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

      CMONNNN 😀 …. THREE IN A ROW… SYDNEY FC ARE RISING

      CMONN 😀

      Seb Ryall MOTM, absolute monster of a game

      • Roar Guru

        7:30pm
        Brent Ford said | 7:30pm | ! Report

        What the hell!! That was unreal 🙂

        • Roar Guru

          7:32pm
          Zee said | 7:32pm | ! Report

          I cannot believe we just did that .
          This is crazy … but like incredible.
          If Seb had put in that pass any later or earlier, things would’ve been different come FT.

          AHH THREE IN A ROW 😀

          And that celebration after, beautiful sense of team unity

          • Roar Guru

            7:34pm
            Brent Ford said | 7:34pm | ! Report

            First time since 2009 it’s as sweet as sugar!

            • Roar Guru

              7:37pm
              Zee said | 7:37pm | ! Report

              Jaysus .. that long?

              There is a really good feel around the club. Being horrid for so long, makes these sort of wins that whole lot sweeter

      • 7:49pm
        Jukes said | 7:49pm | ! Report

        Go and buy a lottery ticket Zee…………..Jesus. How lucky

        • Roar Guru

          7:53pm
          Zee said | 7:53pm | ! Report

          Haha I might as well, I feel a positive way of energy hitting my clubs.
          Very, Very Lucky. Absolute Madness.

          Football. Bloody Hell

    • Editor

      7:29pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:29pm | ! Report

      90 + 4′ Sydney FC 2-1 Wellington Phoenix

      SYDNEY FC GOLAZO!!!

      • Editor

        7:31pm
        Chad Bennett said | 7:31pm | ! Report

        Wowowow!!! Absolutely crazy finish! Sydney catch Wellington short at the back, Ryall drives down the right and cuts the ball back to an unmarked Ranko Despotovic, who coolly turns the ball past an out-of-position Moss into an empty net!!

    • Editor

      7:29pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:29pm | ! Report

      90 + 2′ Sydney FC 1-1 Wellington Phoenix

      Could have nearly stolen all three points there! Again from the right, Fenton cuts the ball back from the right and Brockie hits a volley on the turn that is no more than half a yard wide!

    • Roar Guru

      7:26pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:26pm | ! Report

      All class Cunningham wow!

    • Roar Guru

      7:26pm
      Zee said | 7:26pm | ! Report

      ARGHH DAMN IT …

      We were so close to holding on 🙁

    • Editor

      7:26pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:26pm | ! Report

      90′ Sydney FC 1-1 Wellington Phoenix

      WELLINGTON GOAL!!!

      • Editor

        7:28pm
        Chad Bennett said | 7:28pm | ! Report

        It’s been coming!!! From another corner, Cunningham gets a decisive touch from about eight yards out and with no-one on the back post, Janjetovic is rooted to the spot as it drifts into the corner!

    • Editor

      7:25pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:25pm | ! Report

      89′ Sydney FC 1-0 Wellington Phoenix

      Disallowed goal for the Phoenix!!! Short corner from Wellington is clipped in behind and Cunningham stoops and heads powerfully into the corner, but it is ruled out for offside! On replay it looks like…Abbas maybe, maybe keeping him on from left back??

    • Editor

      7:24pm
      Chad Bennett said | 7:24pm | ! Report

      86′ Sydney FC 1-0 Wellington Phoenix

      Argh, more frustrating stuff from Hernandez. Tries to lob a ball over the top to find his compatriot Cunningham and the ball skids off the turf and over for a goal kick, allowing Sydney to regroup and nick another 20 seconds off the clock.

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