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Key Events

89'
D. Clut
D. Petratos
86'
W. Brown
B. Kantarovski
84'
S. Ugarković
Goal
84'
M. Shabow
J. Champness
75'
B. Kantarovski
Yellow Card
68'
B. Kantarovski
Goal
60'
J. Hoffman
Goal
46'
Oriol Riera
B. Santalab
46'
S. Luštica
B. Hamill
19'
J. Koutroumbis
Yellow Card
10'
J. Koutroumbis
Goal
Kick Off
3
2
2
0

Stats

Possession
% %
9
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 3
Total Passes 323 399

Commentary

FULL TIME - It's all over here in Newcastle with the Jets moving to within two points of Sydney FC with a very decisive and well deserved 4-0 win over a very disappointing Western Sydney. 
90' + 1' Ugarkovic's pass to Hoffman finds him in an offside position. 
90' Two minutes of stoppage time to be played. 
90' Shabow with another chance but this time he just misses narrowly. 
D. Clut
D. Petratos
Newcastle Jets
89' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Newcastle clear their bench with Dimitri Petratos replaced by Devante Clut.
87' Petratos to Nabbout who shoots but just misses. Shabow was just short of the tap in as well! It's all happening in here. 
W. Brown
B. Kantarovski
Newcastle Jets
86' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Ben Kantarovski makes way for Wayne Brown who is keen for a piece of the action. 
S. Ugarković
Goal
Newcastle Jets
84' GOAL JETS - Newcastle catch them out on the counter with Petratos with a clever backheel to Ugarković who doesn't break stride and he slams it home for a fourth goal. Newcastle have absolutely destroyed the Wanderers to lead 4-0. 
M. Shabow
J. Champness
Newcastle Jets
84' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Joseph Champness is replaced by former Wanderer Mario Shabow.
81' Newcastle are still to turn to their bench and we are inside the last ten minutes. 
78' The home fans are full of voice here and who would blame them. 
B. Kantarovski
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
75' YELLOW CARD - Ben Kantarovski is booked for what almost was a clothes line on Thwaite.
72' Petratos crosses into the box with Llorente intercepting and heading it out. 
71' Where to now for the Wanderers who do not have any answers?
B. Kantarovski
Goal
Newcastle Jets
68' GOAL JETS - The corner by Petratos is headed inside the near post by Ben Kantarovski woith Janjetovic coming out and missing. This game is all over with the Jets leading 3-0!
67' Champness sends the shot straight into Janjetovic. The rebound comes to Vujica who hits the feet of the keeper!
66' The Wanderers really need to step it up here as the game is getting away from them.
63' Newcastle look to be a class above the Wanderers tonight and it would not surprise to see more scoreboard damage here by the Jets. 
J. Hoffman
Goal
Newcastle Jets
60' GOAL JETS - Petratos scrambles the pass to Hoffman who works his way into the box and unleashes a brilliant finish inside the left upright. Newcastle lead 2-0!
57' Petratos looks for Nabbout in the box but the cross has too much on it. 
56' Josep Gombau is looking concerned on the bench there with Newcastle continuing to dominate the contest. Another goal should be on the horizon for the Jets if this continues. 
54' The initial ball in looking for Riera was good but the offside flag has made another appearance. 
51' Champness with another chance from inside the box but once again he blazes it well over for a goal kick. 
51' The cut back goes to Koutroumbis who slices it off the boot and out it goes for a throw in. 
50' Nabbout is denied as it's cleared by Aspropotamitis. 
49' Baccus makes a run to the byline but it comes off the back of his leg and goes out for a goal kick. 
49' Cejudo tries one from the edge of the box but it bounces to Moss who gathers it comfortably.
47' The corner is taken quickly but the cross into the box is across the face of goal for a goal kick. 
Oriol Riera
B. Santalab
Western Sydney Wanderers
46' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS - Brendon Santalab is substituted at a time of year when he should be scoring given the first five letters of his surname, but it wasn't to be tonight. He is replaced by Oriol Riera.
S. Luštica
B. Hamill
Western Sydney Wanderers
46' SUBSTITUTION WANDERERS - Brendan Hamill is replaced by Steven Luštica.
46' The Jets have an early corner to start the second half. 
45' The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - The Newcastle Jets have totally dominated Western Sydney in this first half and really should be further ahead than the 1-0 they lead by at the break. 
45' + 2' The Wanderers cough up possession but Petratos is offside. 
45' There will be at least two additional minutes in the first half.
42' Riera appears to be warming up already for the Wanderers. Surely he isn't coming on at this late stage of the first half?
42' Now another chance for Nabbout but he too shoots it straight at the keeper. 
42' Kusukami with a promising ball to Bridge who heads it straight to Moss. 
39' The Wanderers have the corner with Cejudo sending it across to Moss who punches it out before it comes back again and this time Moss takes it decisively. 
36' The Wanderers will be hoping for the half-time whistle with the Jets totally dominating this contest. 
36' Petratos has the ball and they run off him. His shot is sprayed wide across the face of the goal. 
35' Champness shoots from well outside the box with a wide open goal in front of him, but he shoots it straight at Janjetovic. 
33' Champness passes across to Vujica who shoots it straight at Janjetovic. That was another good chance to Newcastle. 
31' Nabbout turns Llorente inside out before getting the cross in but it's the keeper's ball on this occasion. 
29' Ugarkovic shoots from distance. The shot takes a deflection and it hits the post!
26' The Jets are moving the ball quickly and are catching the Wanderers out with their pace. 
24' Petratos gets into the box and shoots but it's deflected off a Newcastle boot and out for a goal kick. 
24' Champness goes to ground in the box but the referee isn't interested.
21' Vujica tries to square the ball but it's palmed out by Janjetovic. 
20' Cejudo has the free kick and he goes direct. Moss fumbles it but recovers to rectify the situation. 
J. Koutroumbis
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
19' YELLOW CARD - Koutroumbis has been booked for his high and late challenge on Bonevacia. 
17' The corner is headed on but Moss knows what's going on and they'll have to do better than that to beat him at his near post. 
16' Hoole's cross into the box is headed out by Boogaard for a corner. 
14' Wanderers coach Josep Gombau has to go back to the drawing board after falling one goal behind. 
J. Koutroumbis
Goal
Newcastle Jets
10' GOAL JETS - Koutroumbis with an outstanding effort from outside the box! Nabbout squares it up for Koutroumbis and he smashes the ball low and hard inside the bottom left corner of the net to put Newcastle 1-0 ahead. 
10' Newcastle counter but Petratos is caught offside. 
9' The Wanderers have the set piece but it's cleared by the Jets defence. A poor follow up ball by Llorente is easy for Moss. 
7' Petratos dances around in the box but his cross is headed clear by Hamill. 
5' Petratos tries to cut it across and it's parried by the keeper. It goes to Nabbout who gets it in off the cross bar but he has been ruled to be offside. 
3' Newcastle are yet to beat the Wanderers in Newcastle. Coach Merrick will be hoping to change all that tonight.
1' We are off and underway in Newcastle.
Western Sydney (4-3-3): Janjetovic (GK); Llorente, Aspropotamitis, Thwaite, Hamill; Cejudo, Keanu Baccus, Bonevacia; Kusukami, Santalab, Bridge. Subs: Hall (GK), Clisby, Cornthwaite, Lustica, Riera. 
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Moss (GK); Vujica, Topor-Stanley, Boogaard, Koutroumbis; Ugarkovic, Kantarovski; Champness, Petratos, Hoffman; Nabbout. Subs: Necevski (GK), Jackson, Clut, Brown, Shabow.
Time to look at the teams. 
Newcastle are in second position and a win tonight takes them to within two points of Sydney FC. The Wanderers are eighth but a win tonight takes them into the top six. There is a lot at stake here and it all starts shortly. 
Good evening and welcome to a highly anticipated Friday night match between Newcastle and Western Sydney. 
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