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Key Events

90' + 1'
B. Santalab
R. Bonevacia
82'
B. Hamill
Own Goal
81'
J. Knowles
C. Harold
73'
M. Bridge
Cejudo
72'
S. Luštica
C. Herd
64'
B. Wilson
Xavi Torres
46'
Andreu
J. Brimmer
45' + 1'
J. Kusukami
Goal
43'
Oriol Riera
Goal
34'
J. Mills
Yellow Card
Kick Off
3
0
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
11
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 7
Total Passes 568 501

Commentary

FULL TIME - The Western Sydney Wanderers have held on to defeat Perth Glory 2-1 in a match they really should won more comfortably. In the end it's all smiles for Hayden Foxe in his first match as coach of the Wanderers.
90' + 2' Another corner for Perth who take it short. Andreu looks to get it into the box but it is cleared.
B. Santalab
R. Bonevacia
Western Sydney Wanderers
90' + 1' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS - Roly Bonevacia takes his time making way for Brendon Santalab.
90' There are three minutes of added time to be played.
90' The corner by Castro is wasted as it goes out of play for a goal kick.
90' The Wanderers are under enormous pressure with Perth winning another corner.
88' The corner is taken short by Andreu before the cross comes in and Neville heads over for a goal kick.
87' Knowles drives one low and hard at Janjetovic who gets a hand onto it before it goes out for a corner.
84' Bonevacia threads through the ball to Riera who has his shot deflected for a corner.
B. Hamill
Own Goal
Western Sydney Wanderers
82' OWN GOAL WANDERERS - Keogh heads into the shins of Hamill and the ball deflects past Janjetovic to peg one back for the Glory. A nervous Western Sydney Wanderers lead 2-1.
82' Baccus shoots from distance but Reddy makes the relatively simple save.
J. Knowles
C. Harold
Perth Glory
81' SUBSTITUTION GLORY -  Chris Harold comes off for Joe Knowles.
81' Kusukami sends the cross to the far post to Riera but it's cleared out of danger.
79' Lustica runs through the middle and finds Riera who ends the play with a cheeky backheel that goes to nobody in particular.
78' Bonevacia tries one from outside the box but it's over the bar and out for a goal kick.
75' Castro's repeat corner this time is deeper and it's dealt with by the Wanderers defence.
74' Perth have the corner and Castro sends it into the box. Harold is claiming an infringement before the referee requests another corner to be taken.
M. Bridge
Cejudo
Western Sydney Wanderers
73' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS -  Álvaro Cejudo, who has made a fine debut, is replaced by the popular Mark Bridge.
S. Luštica
C. Herd
Western Sydney Wanderers
72' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS - The Wanderers look to freshen things up with Chris Herd making way for Steven Luštica.
71' Castro fires in the free kick to Taggart who heads it into the cross bar before it goes out for a goal kick. Taggart has now hit the post and the cross bar. What does he have to do to score?
70' Some desperate goalkeeping by Janjetovic keeps Glory out once again!
69' Janjetovic can't hold onto the ball and Taggart slides in and squeezes it underneath him and it hits the post.
68' Taggart tries to turn and shoot inside the box but he can't get past a wall of Wanderers defenders.
66' Bonevacia has been threatening all game and this time it's Shane Lowry who is in the way of him scoring a debut goal for the Wanderers.
B. Wilson
Xavi Torres
Perth Glory
64' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS - Xavier Torres is replaced by Brandon Wilson.
64' Perth move the ball into the box before Keogh infringes with a push on Hamill.
62' Bonevacia shoots from outside the box and Reddy scrambles away to his left to make the save.
61' Torres has his shot deflected and it's an easy save by Janjetovic.
59' The Wanderers look to be well in control of this match and it could be a matter a of time before they score a third.
57' Taggart with a shot from just inside the box forces Janjetovic into making the save.
55' Wanderers have another corner. Cejudo sends it into the box and Cornthwaite sends it over the bar for a goal kick.
53' Harold sends it into the box but it's taken out by Thwaite.
52' Riera is teed up by Herd but he lifts his shot from point blank range over the bar.
50' Cejudo shoots off a tight angle and his shot is well saved by Reddy.
Andreu
J. Brimmer
Perth Glory
46' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Jake Brimmer makes way for former Wanderer Andreu.
46' The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - The Wanderers lead the Glory 2-0 at half-time and that's a fair reflection of the play in the first half. The team that Tony built is doing exactly as Tony would have wanted.
J. Kusukami
Goal
Western Sydney Wanderers
45' + 1' GOAL WANDERERS - Western Sydney counter attack with Hamill sending in a beautifully weighted ball inside to Kusukami who in turn slides the ball past Reddy into the back of the net. Wanderers lead 2-0.
45' The corner is sent into the box with Castro making his way into the box before losing the ball in a two to one outnumber.
45' Harold sends it into the box and the header from Taggart comes off Herd and it's out for a corner.
Oriol Riera
Goal
Western Sydney Wanderers
43' GOAL WANDERERS - Cejudo with a classy ball through to Riera who drives it low past Reddy inside the bottom right corner to give Western Sydney the lead. It's Western Sydney leading 1-0.
40' Bonevacia with a dangerous teasing pass but Poscoliero hacks it out with an anywhere will do approach to the kick.
40' Cejudo sends the corner in and it goes to Thwaite who shoots from outside the box and misses. He smiles after the shot knowing goal scoring isn't his thing.
39' Wanderers have another corner after Neville kicks it out to safety.
36' Taggart tries one from distance but he is well off target.
36' Taggart to Castro to Keogh who shoots but it's straight at Janjetovic.
35' Cejudo shoots through traffic from outside the box but his shot is off target.
J. Mills
Yellow Card
Perth Glory
34' YELLOW CARD - Mills is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Kusukami.
32' Castro tries to shoot from inside the box but Llorente charges the shot down.
29' Perth have 57% possession at this stage of the match.
26' Llorente gets clear of Neville but Poscoliero is there to head clear his cross.
24' Bonevacia with a good turn and shot but Reddy has it covered.
22' Wellington have had 6 shots to Perth's 1.
19' Kusukami tries one from distance but he misses to the right.
17' The home fans are beginning to make some noise in the hope of lifting their team.
15' Bonevacia runs inside the box and shoots, but he forces a save out of Reddy and it's cleared by the Glory defence.
13' The free kick is sent down the field to Kusukami but he is found to be offside.
10' The Wanderers have the corner but as the ball is swung into the box a free kick was spotted to Glory.
8' Harold is successfully challenged by Herd and the Wanderers are able to get the ball out of defence.
6' The Wanderers have made a promising start to the match.
4' The corner is dealt with by the Perth Glory defence on this occasion.
3' The free kick is sent into the box and it's a dangerous ball in. The Perth Glory defence is indecisive and Herd's attempted shot is deflected for a corner.
1' Riera is released with his shot dragged across the face of goal for a goal kick.
1' Andy Keogh kicks off to get us underway.
Perth (4-4-2): Reddy (GK); Neville, Poscoliero, Lowry, Mills; Harold, Torres, Brimmer, Castro; Taggart, Keogh. Subs: Feely (GK), Grant, Wilson, Guerao, Knowles.
Western Sydney (4-2-3-1): Janjetovic (GK); Hamill, Thwaite, Cornthwaite, Llorente; Herd, Baccus; Cejudo, Bonevacia, Kusukami; Riera. Subs: Hall (GK), Lustica, Clisby, Santalab, Bridge.
We will take a look at the line ups.
It has been a dramatic week for the home side with Tony Popovic taking off and resigning as coach. If that wasn't bad enough he took some of the assistants with him. Hayden Foxe is caretaker coach for the time being.
Good afternoon and welcome to Spotless Stadium for today's A-League clash between Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory.
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