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I'm a 21 year old aspiring sports journalist, massive fan of Liverpool FC, Sydney Roosters and Sydney Swans!

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You must be proud of your fellow Canowindran , Connor! Up the Sky Blues!!

Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory highlights: A-League Grand Final live scores, blog

Thanks for joining me for this final round clash between Sydney FC and the Newcastle Jets.

Be sure to keep up with the rest of The Roar’s A-League coverage as finals spots are decided.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday night!

Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

Sydney FC 2-0 Newcastle Jets

It wasn’t as cruisy as many would have thought, but Sydney FC have gotten the job done against the Jets to clinch the A-League all time point scoring record. The Jets were consigned to the wooden spoon despite some promising signs in a first half where they spurned the best chance of the opening 45.

Andrew Nabbout stepped up to the penalty spot after Andrew Hoole was felled by Rhyan Grant, but the pressure was too much for the winger as he shanked his penalty high and wide of the top right corner. It was scoreless at the break despite Nabbout’s miss as well as Alex Wilkinson’s crossbar clattering header.

Following the break, things started slowly but Sydney eventually showed the type of attacking play that sees them go down as the A-League’s most dominant team. Milos Ninkovic drew first blood for the premiers following some nice work by Bobo and Rhyan Grant, it was Filip Holosko who played the final pass which saw the Serbian stab home from close range to give his side the lead.

The lead was doubled late by captain Alex Brosque, who iced the cake with a stunning close range volleyed finish following a marvellous Brandon O’Neill cross which was flicked on by substitute David Carney.

The final whistle blew not long after and Sydney and the Cove celebrate a wonderful season. The premiers plate presentation follows as the Sky Blues celebrate before reverting their focus back to football and the finals.

They’ve got two weeks off now and will face off for a spot in the grand final the next time they take to the park.

Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

FULLTIME:

The Sky Blues too strong for the Jets, who will claim the third wooden spoon in their history.

Sydney FC claim the record of highest points total in an A-League season – and they will shortly be presented with the premiers plate in front of their adoring fans at Allianz Stadium.

SYDNEY FC 2-0 NEWCASTLE JETS

Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

90+5′

GREAT SAVE FROM VUKOVIC!

His first of the afternoon following a nice effort from range.

That will be all she wrote though!

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

90+3′

The Cove cheering with all their might now – knowing full well that they are just 90 seconds away from watching their men lift the Premiers Plate aloft!

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

90+2′

A long throw from Rhyan Grant beats everyone and is claimed by Duncan.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

90+1′

Well, the people of Newcastle are no stranger to the spoon – across a number of codes of late.

It could spell trouble for coach Mark Jones, who may not be in his current role much longer judging on results.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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Hoffman swings one in now down the other end and its claimed by Vukovic.

The Jets will grab their third wooden spoon at the end of added time – which will be 4 minutes!

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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Well, history has been made.

Sydney FC will finish season 2016/17 with the highest regular season A-League points total of all time.

And what better man to finish it off than their captain Alex Brosque, who banged in his 11th of the campaign.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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BROSQUE! THE CAKE HAS BEEN ICED! 2-0!

Well, wonderful work from Grant and O’Neill out on the right.

O’Neill chipped it into the middle, before Carney flicked on for his captain at the far post who puts the icing on the cake with a classy volleyed finish from close range!

SYDNEY FC 2-0 NEWCASTLE JETS

Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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So Bobo and Janko tie as the most prolific Sydney FC strikers in the regular season – they haven’t had a bad run with marquee men lately have they, the Sky Blues?

In the meantime, the Premiers Plate is out of its box and ready to be presented to the home side after the final whistle.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

Congratulations to Labinot Haliti who takes to the park for the 100th time in a Newcastle Jets jersey.

In the meantime, its a final change for the Sky Blues.

Substitution:

OFF: Bobo
ON: Simon

Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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Bouncing ball outside the Jets defencive area as Bernie Ibini puts his body in… and gives away a freekick.

Substitution:

OFF: UGARKOVIC
ON: HALITI

Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

82′

A mistake from Jackson as Brosque wins it and sets up a one on one with Duncan.

The Sydney skipper takes his time and attempts to round the keeper but he’s held it too long as Mullen sprints back to save his centre back partner some humiliation.

1-0 it remains somehow.

Brosque really should have iced the cake there.

Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

81′

Hoffman swings the ball in for the Jets, and its headed away by Rhyan Grant.

But only as far as Vujica, who lets fly but its well wide of Vukovic’s goal.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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Just 10 minutes left of the Jets season now.

Do they have anything in the tank? Can they produce a final flurry to break their five-game goal drought?

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Ibini backs into Hoffman and the latter commits yet another foul.

Somehow still avoids a booking…

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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Hoffman takes down Zullo off the ball now.

Not sure how he hasn’t been booked yet… its been a string of poor challenges from him.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

STAT:

Sydney FC have had 86% possession in the past 10 minutes…

Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

76′

Play resumes now as Zullo sends in a free kick which is headed away swiftly by the Jets.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

75′

Milos Ninkovic is escorted down the tunnel now – hobbling all the way.

Probably the last thing Sydney FC fans wanted to see in the final week before the finals.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

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Boos ring around Allianz Stadium as their star player finally rises back to his feet.

Ninkovic will make way for David Carney however.

SUBSTITUTION:

OFF: Ninkovic
ON: Carney

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

73′

Yellow Card: Ben Kantarovski

He wasn’t happy with the call as Ninkovic continues to writhe on the ground following the challenge.

Reckless from Kantarovski.

Ninkovic continues to receive treatment on his knee following a heavy collision.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

71′

Jets really struggling to string together any possession here.

Sydney’s defence through the middle is quality and they’ve really struggled in this second half, the Jets men in the middle of the park.

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Sydney FC vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog