A-League Review

first_imgWellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory A-League Review: Late own goal earns Phoenix shock win, Adelaide rescue dramatic point Ryan Benson 19:22 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) phoenix-cropped Getty Images Wellington Phoenix v Melbourne Victory Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United Melbourne Victory Adelaide United Wellington Phoenix Western Sydney Wanderers A-League Late goals were the order of the day in the A-League, as Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United both benefited on Wednesday. Wellington Phoenix claimed only their second A-League win of the season on Wednesday, as they beat Melbourne Victory 2-1 thanks to a late Mark Milligan own goal.Phoenix had not won any of their last seven league games and were given an early boost as Rhys Williams was sent off in the eighth minute – match official Matthew Conger using video assistant referee (VAR) technology to upgrade his initial decision of a booking when Andrija Kaludjerovic was taken down while through on goal.Victory, at least initially, did not appear to suffer as a result, taking the lead just before the break through former Wellington player Kosta Barbarouses, as the tricky winger left his marker in a knot and then beat Lewis Italiano at the near post. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The hosts were denied an equaliser shortly after, as Roy Krishna was incorrectly flagged offside in the lead-up to Kaludjerovic finishing off a counterattack, much to Phoenix’s anger.But Krishna did level in the 64th minute, burying the ball from close range after Lawrence Thomas spilled Nathan Burns’ 20-yard effort.And the turnaround was completed late on when Milligan inadvertently put past his own goalkeeper, as Phoenix closed to within three points of Brisbane Roar.A man down, we’ve fallen short in Wellington #WELvMVC #ALeague pic.twitter.com/pVwt0Xqf0W— Melbourne Victory (@gomvfc) January 10, 2018In the other game on Wednesday, Adelaide United also left it late away to Western Sydney Wanderers, the visitors rescuing a 1-1 draw in the 86th minute when Apostolos Stamatelopoulos cancelled out Jack Clisby’s opener.Four points away from home in our last two outings. We’re back at Coopers to take on Sydney FC this Sunday! #AUFC #WSWvADL pic.twitter.com/oup8jx8ogP— Adelaide United FC (@AdelaideUnited) January 10, 2018Both sides remain in the play-off places after the draw.last_img

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