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77'
B. Garuccio
Red Card
75'
N. Konstandopoulos
K. Matmour
71'
G. Blackwood
B. Diawara
64'
M. Bridge
J. Kusukami
63'
R. Kitto
Goal
59'
M. Ochieng
R. Strain
54'
Kearyn Baccus
J. Melling
45' + 3'
R. Bonevacia
Yellow Card
45' + 1'
R. Kitto
Goal
45' + 1'
B. Diawara
Assist
45' + 1'
J. Melling
Yellow Card
27'
B. Hamill
Cejudo
22'
B. Diawara
Penalty Miss
21'
R. Cornthwaite
Yellow 2nd/RC
15'
R. Cornthwaite
Yellow Card
11'
J. Risdon
Yellow Card
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
8
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 410 439

Commentary

FULL TIME - It's all over here after a very eventful match with two Ryan Kitto goals giving Adelaide United their first home win of the season. The final scoreline of 2-0 ensured that Josep Gombau's return to Adelaide was not a happy one. Adelaide rise to fourth on the ladder, knocking the Wanderers out of the six in the process.
90' + 4' The corner is sent to the box where there is a scramble before Bridge sends it over and out for a goal kick.
90' + 4' Wanderers have the late corner in the search for a consolation goal.
90' + 2' Fans continue to leave the stadium safe in the knowledge that the points are banked for the home team.
90' There will be four minutes of stoppage time to be played.
87' The sting seems to have gone out of the game here with Adelaide looking comfortable.
85' A crystal ball would have been very handy for coach Gombau who may have replaced Kusukami a little too early. A crystal ball would have told him that Garuccio was going to be sent off!
82' Isaias tries one from a long way out but this one will not make his career highlights reel.
79' The corner is initially cleared before it comes back to Adlung who crosses into the box, but Gulum can't get onto it.
79' Thwaite concedes the corner after Blackwood has the ball taken away from him.
B. Garuccio
Red Card
Adelaide United
77' RED CARD - Ben Garuccio has been sent off for his challenge with his studs showing. He was initially given a yellow card but the VAR outcome was a straight red.
N. Konstandopoulos
K. Matmour
Adelaide United
75' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Karim Matmour makes way for Nathan Konstandopoulos.
73' Riera gets it through to Sotirio but Izzo has it covered after an initial fumble.
G. Blackwood
B. Diawara
Adelaide United
71' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Papa Diawara has finished his shift early and George Blackwood clocks on.
70' The home fans are really making some noise now in the comfort of a two goal lead.
67' The second goal seems to have slowed down the pace of this game.
M. Bridge
J. Kusukami
Western Sydney Wanderers
64' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS - Jumpei Kusukami is replaced by Mark Bridge with the Wanderers clearing their bench.
R. Kitto
Goal
Adelaide United
63' GOAL ADELAIDE - Mileusnic deals with Janjetovic and passes it across to Kitto who drives into an empty net. Kitto has two goals and Adelaide lead 2-0.
60' Llorente crosses in to Riera who heads it into the cross bar! What a chance for the Wanderers!
M. Ochieng
R. Strain
Adelaide United
59' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Ryan Strain comes off after a promising starting debut and he is replaced by Mark Ochieng.
57' Hamill tries one from a long way out and that effort won't worry Izzo.
Kearyn Baccus
J. Melling
Western Sydney Wanderers
54' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS - Jacob Melling is replaced by Kearyn Baccus as the Wanderers make their second change.
53' Hamill loses possession to Matmour over the top and he blasts it over for a goal kick.
52' Isaias with the outswinger that is too wide and the Wanderers have the goal kick.
52' Adelaide have the free kick just inside the corner flag.
48' Matmour gets past Thwaite but his shot is well over for a goal kick.
45' The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - A controversial first half comes to an end with the Wanderers down to ten men and Adelaide United leading 1-0 at half-time.
R. Bonevacia
Yellow Card
Western Sydney Wanderers
45' + 3' YELLOW CARD - Roly Bonevacia has been booked for dissent and that caps off the Wanderers' first half. The Wanderers aren't happy as they are of the opinion that Diawara should have been flagged for offside.
R. Kitto
Goal
Adelaide United
45' + 1' GOAL ADELAIDE - Finally Adelaide take the lead in first half stoppage time! That is reward for effort. Matmour crosses it in to Mileusnic who heads it on to Kitto and he puts it away for the first goal of the match. It has gone upstairs with the all clear confirmed. Adelaide United lead 1-0.
B. Diawara
Assist
Adelaide United
45' + 1' Assist Papa Babacar Diawara
J. Melling
Yellow Card
Western Sydney Wanderers
45' + 1' YELLOW CARD - Jacob Melling has been booked for a late challenge.
45' Matmour tries one from distance and he just misses. It takes a slight deflection before going out for a corner.
44' Kitto gets away from Hamill but Janjetovic comes at him and makes the save. That's why he is one of the best in the business.
43' Adelaide haven't been able to make the most of their numerical advantage at this stage.
41' Adlung delivers the corner and it's a good take by Janjetovic.
41' Kitto wins another corner for the Reds.
38' It's remarkable how Adelaide have not scored yet.
36' Garuccio with a great cross to Mileusnic at the far post but his header is straight to Janjetovic. Adelaide are wasting some chances here.
34' Elsey is none too happy after Kusukami flies over the top of him AFL style. The referee puts an end to any tension between the pair.
32' Matmour tries to get around Thwaite and then goes down in the box looking for a penalty, but there is no decision forthcoming.
29' Adlung is again set up by his teammates but this time it takes a deflection and it's out for a corner.
29' Adlung takes the free kick from well outside the box but his shot is high and wide.
28' Adlung bends it back to Kitto who heads across Janjetovic and hits the post! It just won't go in for Adelaide.
B. Hamill
Cejudo
Western Sydney Wanderers
27' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS - Álvaro Cejudo is sacrificed in a tactical change and he is replaced by Brendan Hamill.
25' The Wanderers are a man down and they will be looking to do whatever they can to at least secure a point here.
B. Diawara
Penalty Miss
Adelaide United
22' PENALTY MISS - Papa Diawara hits the left post with his penalty kick and it rebounds away. Unbelievable stuff here!
R. Cornthwaite
Yellow 2nd/RC
Western Sydney Wanderers
21' RED CARD - Robert Cornthwaite has been issued a second yellow card and he is furious! He is also out of here and he walks off.
21' The decision has been reviewed and Chris Beath points to the spot. Penalty to Adelaide!
19' Strain with a good cross towards Diawara and his effort is off the hand of Cornthwaite. The VAR will review this.
R. Cornthwaite
Yellow Card
Western Sydney Wanderers
15' YELLOW CARD - Adlung is brought down by Cornthwaite and he is shown the yellow card. Referee Chris Beath won't have many easier decisions to make.
15' Adelaide's first foray outside of their own half in about four minutes ends with an offside call against Kitto.
13' Referee Beath stops play to have a word with the Wanderers players who are very vocal about the non decision.
13' The corner is sent into the box and Riera isn't happy after being held and not being awarded the penalty.
12' Risdon darts into the box and goes down but the decision from the referee is a corner.
J. Risdon
Yellow Card
Western Sydney Wanderers
11' YELLOW CARD - Josh Risdon is booked for the third time this season after a heavy challenge.
10' The corner is sent in towards Cornthwaite but he can't get any real purchase on that one. Risdon tries one from distance but it is deflected out for another corner.
9' The first corner of the game goes to Western Sydney.
7' Sotirio looks for Kusukami but his delivery under no pressure is terrible.
5' A good ball is sent into the box to Mileusnic but he is unable to effect a shot of any power that would threaten Janjetovic.
3' It has been a slow start to the match with both sides getting some time on the ball.
1' We are off and underway in Adelaide.
Western Sydney (4-3-3): Janjetovic (GK); Risdon, Thwaite, Cornthwaite, Llorente; Bonevacia, Melling, Cejudo; Sotirio, Riera, Kusukami. Subs: Hall (GK), Hamill, Bridge, Baccus, Santalab.
Adelaide United (4-3-3): Izzo (GK); Strain, Elsey, Gulum, Garuccio; Adlung, Isaias, Matmour; Mileusnic, Diawara, Kitto. Subs: Margush (GK), Warland, Ochieng, Blackwood, Konstandopoulos.
Time to check out the line ups for tonight's match.
The prize to the winner tonight is a place in the top six. A draw will see The Wanderers remain in sixth and Adelaide in seventh.
Good evening and welcome to Adelaide for the final match of the round. It's Adelaide United vs Western Sydney.
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