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Melbourne Victory Defeat 10-man Brisbane Roar

Melbourne Victory Defeat 10-man Brisbane Roar

Melbourne Victory defeated a 10-man Brisbane Roar on Friday at Suncorp Stadium, in a high drama match that included six goals, two penalties, a red card, an own goal and one big statement of intent from the reigning Champions. This was Victory’s sixth straight win and saw them move to the top of the Hyundai A-League ladder, whilst the Roar slumped to their third straight loss. Victory opened the scoring in the 13th minute through former Roar striker Kosta Barbarouses, who with a slick volley scored the first of a…

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Victory Make is Five In A Row Following 2-0 Defeat Of Adelaide

Victory Make is Five In A Row Following 2-0 Defeat Of Adelaide

Melbourne Victory made it five wins in a row following their 2-0 defeat of Adelaide United on Saturday at Marvel Stadium. Swedish striker Ola Toivonen put in a man of the match performance firstly setting up a goal for Kosta Barbarouses, before adding one of his own in the 81st minute to cap the win. Toivonen who has 64 caps for Sweden, has scored twice in his four games since returning from a calf injury that caused him to miss the opening three rounds of the Hyundai A-League. After the…

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Have Wellington Phoenix Finally Turned A Corner

Have Wellington Phoenix Finally Turned A Corner

Wellington Phoenix enjoyed a stunning win over defending premiers Sydney FC on Saturday night at Jubilee Stadium, a victory that boss Mark Rudan hopes means Phoenix have finally turned a corner. Rudan – a Sydney FC great in his playing days – watched on as as his well-executed plan to press Sydney FC up the pitch worked as Phoenix dominated the Blues. “A lot of planning and preparation [went] into this game. We wanted to press them high, you saw both of Roy’s goals were exactly the same. We worked…

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Wanderers Achieve Much Needed 2-0 Victory Over Mariners

Wanderers Achieve Much Needed 2-0 Victory Over Mariners

Western Sydney Wanderers have achieved a much needed comfortable 2-0 victory over a winless Central Coast Mariners on Friday at Spotless Stadium. Patrick Ziegler, who was one of Markus Babbel’s key signings in the off-season, made a difference in his debut after missing the first six matches of the campaign with a knee injury. The German centre-back made a game-high 17 clearances, to go with his seven duels won and one interception in his first 90 minutes in almost three months. “This is what I wanted to see, a reaction,”…

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Victory Crush Wanderers 4-0

Victory Crush Wanderers 4-0

Melbourne Victory crushed Western Sydney Wanderers 4-0 on Saturday at Marvel Stadium, scoring three of the goals inside 39 minutes. Marquee man Keisuke Honda scored the opener in the 8th minute as well as producing a number of classy touches and pieces of skill throughout. Spaniard Raul Baena doubled the lead just after the half-hour mark, beating Tarek Elrich in the box to slot the ball past Janjetovic for his first this season. Kosta Barbarouses made no mistake from the spot in the 39th minute after being brought down in…

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Halloran’s Brace Seals Roar’s Win Against Adelaide

Halloran’s Brace Seals Roar’s Win Against Adelaide

Ben Halloran’s brace against his former club Adelaide United ensured all 3 points for Brisbane Roar in their 2-1 victory and their first home win of the Hyundai A-League at Coopers Stadium on Saturday. Henrique who replaced Adam Taggart in the first half following a groin injury, scored for the Roar in the 67th minute in what was his 150th appearance converting Dylan Wenzel-Halls’ centre. The match saw both sides down to 10-men during the second half after two red cards were issued, the second prompting an angry response from…

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Perth Glory Maintain Unbeaten Start With 3-2 Victory Of Mariners

Perth Glory Maintain Unbeaten Start With 3-2 Victory Of Mariners

Perth Glory maintained their unbeaten start to the season on Sunday, scoring a goal in the dying seconds to secure a 3-2 win over Central Coast Mariners at nib Stadium. Chris Ikonomidis was the hero scoring the opener in the 12th minute and the last gasp winner that sealed Glory’s place at the summit of the Hyundai A-League, four points clear after four wins and a draw from the opening five rounds. The star-studded squad are one of the favourites to win the title but Glory coach Tony Popovic is…

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Melbourne City Boss Joyce Under Fire For Ommitting Fornaroli

Melbourne City Boss Joyce Under Fire For Ommitting Fornaroli

Melbourne City boss Warren Joyce has come under fire for leaving his star striker Bruno Fornaroli out of the team that were defeated 2-0 by Brisbane Roar, at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night. Adam Taggart scored a brace in the Roar’s maiden win of the 2018-19 A-League season, which prevented City from going to the top of the table with a win. The Uruguayan had been included in every match before Saturday’s game, so Joyce’s decision to leave Fornaroli out is being questioned. There is speculation that lack of fitness…

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Adelaide Sweep Aside Wellington Phoenix 3-1

Adelaide Sweep Aside Wellington Phoenix 3-1

Adelaide United came from behind to sweep aside Wellington Phoenix 3-1 in New Zealand on Saturday, in the rebel Female Football Round, but coach Marco Kurz said he wasn’t happy with the start to the match. Phoenix’s Spanish midfielder Mandi scored their first goal in four matches, as he volleyed a bounced shot from the top of the box in the 14th minute, but the side went on to waste their early lead, crashing to their third straight defeat of the new campaign. Things started to go wrong for the…

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Jason Hoffman Helps Jets To First Win

Jason Hoffman Helps Jets To First Win

Jason Hoffman helped the Newcastle Jets notch up their first win of the new season with a 2-0 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers at Spotless Stadium. The win in Friday night’s rebel Female Football Round might prove to be an essential confidence boost for Ernie Merrick’s men, as they look to recapture the attacking swagger of last season. Hoffman’s 26th minute opener came after he was teed up unselfishly by Nikolai Topor-Stanley and turned the ball in at close range. A goal from Ronald Vargas in added time at the…

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