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Key Events

90' + 5'
T. Regan
Yellow Card
90' + 1'
T. Regan
V. Lia
Red Card
89'
D. Petratos
Penalty Goal
88'
V. Lia
Yellow Card
87'
Isaías
Yellow Card
83'
K. Petratos
J. Champness
82'
A. Stamatelopoulos
G. Blackwood
81'
M. Ochieng
N. Mileusnic
75'
J. Hoffman
W. Brown
67'
G. Blackwood
Goal
65'
L. Jackson
J. Koutroumbis
55'
A. Nabbout
Goal
51'
N. Konstandopoulos
Yellow Card
36'
E. Gülüm
Yellow Card
26'
D. Petratos
Yellow Card
9'
J. Koutroumbis
Yellow Card
Kick Off
3
2
3
5

Stats

Possession
% %
3
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 4
Total Passes 333 438

Commentary

FULL TIME - The Jets have run out 2-1 winners over the Reds, after a much debated penalty in the 89th minute to the Jets, proved to be the difference between the two teams, breaking the dead lock. The Jets have found a way to win once again and are now clear second on the ladder.
T. Regan
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
90' + 5' YELLOW CARD REDS - Taylor Regan didn't take long to go into the referee's book, after a late tackle.
90' + 5' Gulum with a shot from just outside of the box, but it is saved by Moss.
90' + 3' The game has come alive, as the Reds plead their innocence in the penalty, but it is all for nothing as the decision is final.
T. Regan
V. Lia
Adelaide United
90' + 1' SUBSTITUTION REDS - The Reds make their third and final change as Vince Lia's number is up and Taylor Regan replaces him.
90' We have five minutes of additional time to play.
Red Card
90' RED CARD REDS - It is all going pear shaped for the Reds as their assistant coach Filip Tapalović, is shown a red card after he continued to remonstrate with the emergency referee.
D. Petratos
Penalty Goal
Newcastle Jets
89' PENALTY GOAL JETS - Dimitri Petratos takes the penalty kick, he runs in and fires a shot into the middle of the net, with Izzo diving to his left. The Jets are ahead of the Reds 2-1 much to the dismay of the Reds.
V. Lia
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
88' YELLOW CARD REDS - Vince Lia is also into the referee's book for dissent.
Isaías
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
87' YELLOW CARD REDS - Isaías Sánchez Cortés is awarded a yellow card after he gave the referee a mouthful.
87' PENALTY! - Dimitri Petratos pulls the trigger for goal, but the ball comes off the hands off Gulum and the referee points to the spot.
85' It has been a largely disappointing affair from both teams, as we expected a lot more from teams that are sitting second and fourth on the ladder respectively.
K. Petratos
J. Champness
Newcastle Jets
83' SUBSTITUTION JETS - The Jets clear their bench with Joseph Champness heading off for an early shower and Kosta Petratos is on the ground to join his brother in attack.
A. Stamatelopoulos
G. Blackwood
Adelaide United
82' SUBSTITUTION REDS - Make that a double change for the Reds as George Blackwood makes way for Apostolos Stamatelopoulos.
M. Ochieng
N. Mileusnic
Adelaide United
81' SUBSTITUTION REDS - The Reds make their first change of the match as Nikola Mileusnic is off and Mark Ochieng is on.
80' Hoffman crosses it into the box, as Nabbout heads it down for Champness, but he cannot steer it home.
79' Ugarkovic looks to square it into the box, but it is cleared away by a host of Jets defenders.
77' The game has kicked into another gear after a largely sluggish game.
J. Hoffman
W. Brown
Newcastle Jets
75' SUBSTITUTION JETS - The Jets make their second change as Wayne Brown is running off the ground and finally Jason Hoffman is inserted into the game.
73' It is interesting the Jets did not look at injecting Hoffman into the game, when they made their earlier change.
71' Perhaps it is time the Jets look to their bench, if they are going to put in a bid for the three points today.
69' It has been a good come back by Adelaide United after falling behind, earlier in this second half.
G. Blackwood
Goal
Adelaide United
67' GOAL REDS - Marrone powers down the right hand side, as he crosses the ball over to Blackwood, inside the box, as he taps it past Moss and into the back of the net. The scores are all tied up at 1-1.
L. Jackson
J. Koutroumbis
Newcastle Jets
65' SUBSTITUTION JETS - The Jets make their first change of the match, as John Koutroumbis makes way for Lachlan Robert Tua Jackson.
63' Nabbout gives it over to Koutroumbis inside the box, but he is dispossessed as the Reds defence clear it away to safety.
61' The goal by the Jets means it is the 11th consecutive game they have scored a goal, breaking a club record.
59' The temperatures continue to rise, making conditions increasingly uncomfortable.
57' A disappointing goal conceded by the Reds, who have had the bulk of the possession around the ground.
A. Nabbout
Goal
Newcastle Jets
55' GOAL JETS - Lia kicks it towards Izzo, but the kick is not a clear one, as it goes as far as Nabbout. He drives it past Izzo and into the back of the net. There are appeals for an offside, as the VAR looks at it, with the decision coming down and the ref points to the centre circle. The Jets lead the Reds 1-0.
53' It may be time for both teams to consider a change of personnel, in order for them to find a goal.
N. Konstandopoulos
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
51' YELLOW CARD REDS - Nathan Konstandopoulos goes into the referee's book for delaying the restart, as he moved towards the ball.
50' The Jets really need to get a run on, as they are only a shadow of the team that are sitting in second position.
48' Kitto with a beautiful nutmeg on Koutroumbis as he floats it into the box, but Moss grabs the dangerous ball.
46' SECOND HALF - The Jets have kicked off to get us back under way for the second half. There are no changes to either side.
HALF TIME - The half time whistle has sounded, with the scores all tied up at 0-0. Neither goal keeper have been involved in the game, with the majority of the match being played in the middle of the ground.
45' We have one minute of stoppage time to play in the first half.
43' The Reds have had three corners which have been ineffective, with the Jets yet to have a corner kick.
41' The Reds continue to control the ball around the ground, but they just can't seem to have a clear shot on goal.
39' Mileusnic controls the ball, he pulls the trigger for goal, but his shot has been blocked.
37' Petratos picks out Nabbout with a fantastic pass, but Nabbout has strayed offside and the ref puffs on his whistle, putting an end to a promising piece of play from the Jets.
E. Gülüm
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
36' YELLOW CARD REDS - Ersan Adem Gülüm is the latest player into the ref's book after a late tackle.
34' Konstandopoulos has a long shot on goal and finally forces Moss to move off his spot and make the save.
32' There has been no real threat on goal so far, with the game being played mainly across the middle of the ground.
30' It appears the humidity is having a huge effect on the quality of the game at the moment. It has been ruled there won't be any drinks break.
28' We are back to the pattern of the Jets stringing together multiple passes across the middle of the field but not making any ground.
D. Petratos
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
26' YELLOW CARD JETS - Dimitri Petratos earns the ire of the referee after a sloppy tackle.
25' Nabbout has scored in five of his last six games, including a goal against the Reds when they played against each other in early November.
23' The Jets have had 51.6% of the possession, the Reds have had 48.4%. This indicates that the game has perhaps been a lot more even.
21' The Jets are still reeling from the news that they will be without Roy O'Donovan for the next three months. However Dimitri Petratos and Andrew Nabbout have done a good job in his absence.
19' Koutroumbis with a desperate lunge at the ball, to deny Kitto from running onto it in the middle, conceding the throw in to the Reds.
17' Champness links up with Vujica, who centres it into the box for Nabbout, but he is unable to connect with the ball.
15' Interestingly the Jets have strung together a few passes, but have not been able to get past the half way line of the ground.
13' The Jets need to start getting into the match, as the Reds are running rings around them at the moment.
11' Vujica punches it into the box, but Izzo is switched onto the tactic and he is able to make a comfortable save.
J. Koutroumbis
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
9' YELLOW CARD JETS - John Koutroumbis will walk the tight rope for the remainder of the game, as he is awarded a yellow card, for his late tackle on Kitto.
8' It is a sluggishly warm day with the humidity high enough, to make the players feel a little uncomfortable out there on the ground.
6' It has been a slow start by the home team, with the Reds having the bulk of the possession.
4' Blackwood with a nudge on Topor-Stanley has the ref pulling out the whistle in order to award the Jets a free kick in defence.
2' Kitto's cross to the black is half blocked and it is scooped up by Topor-Stanley and kicked to the safety of the sideline.
1' FIRST HALF - The Reds kick off and we are under way.
TEAMS - ADELAIDE UNITED (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Izzo (GK); Marrone, Eksey, Gulum, Strain; Lia, Isaias; Mileusnic, Konstandopoulos, Kitto; Blackwood.  SUBSTITUTIONS - Margush (GK), Regan, Ochieng, O'Doherty, Stamatelopoulos. 
TEAMS - NEWCASTLE JETS (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Moss (GK); Koutroumbis, Boogaard, Topor-Stanley, Vujica; Kantarovski, Ugarkovic; Champness, Dimitri Petratos, Brown, Nabbout.  SUBSTITUTIONS - Necevski (GK), Hoffman, Kosta Petratos, Jackson, Clut. 
This is a must win game for the Reds, will have them securing fourth position for the week and bringing them to within two points of third position. Should Adelaide lose today, they risk tumbling to fifth position.
The Jets are sitting in second position on the ladder, with a win opening up a four point break between second and third position and only five points away from top position.
Welcome to McDonald Jones Stadium for the match between the Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United.
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