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Key Events

86'
L. Jackson
S. Ugarković
79'
J. Koutroumbis
J. Champness
71'
C. Ngoy
A. Brosque
66'
A. Mierzejewski
M. Ninković
65'
D. Petratos
Goal
62'
S. Ryall
P. Retre
59'
Bobô
Goal
46'
N. Cowburn
D. Georgievski
5'
M. Ninković
Goal
3
0
3
0

Stats

Possession
% %
4
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 5
Total Passes 483 424

Commentary

FULL TIME - Sydney FC are back on top of the ladder after defeating Newcastle 2-1 in a very soggy Allianz Stadium. That is nine times in a row that Sydney have beaten Newcastle who lose for the first time this season. Sydney can be proud of their now 20 game home unbeaten run.
90' + 6' Redmayne and Cowburn collide with the keeper making the clearance.
90' + 5' Strangely enough there have not been any cards issued tonight.
90' + 3' Carney sends it into the box but it's cleared by the Jets defence. It comes back in and Sydney have the corner.
90' + 1' There will be five minutes of stoppage time to be added.
89' Hoffman gets to the edge of the box and decides to go for goal himself, but his effort is over the cross bar.
89' Redmayne and Wilkinson collide with Redmayne just able to make the clearance.
88' The Jets have another corner but this time it is wasted with the ball going out of play on its way out.
L. Jackson
S. Ugarković
Newcastle Jets
86' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Newcastle clear their bench with Steven Ugarković coming off for Lachlan Jackson.
84' Sydney have done it the hard way tonight but they are still effective and just need to see out the remaining minutes to go back to the top of the table.
82' Graham Arnold will need to visit the dry cleaner this week with his suit absolutely soaked.
80' O'Neill tries to shoot from the edge of the box but his effort is charged down.
J. Koutroumbis
J. Champness
Newcastle Jets
79' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Newcastle elect not to take any chances with Champness and he is replaced by John Koutroumbis.
79' The rain has started to dall down heavily once again.
77' This time Ryall heads the corner out of the box. It comes back in with Boogaard sending it to the far post where Kantarovski misses an absolute sitter.
77' Play resumes with Petratos taking the corner. It's sent out once again for a repeat corner as Champness and O'Neill come back on.
74' Champness comes off second best after a clash of heads with O'Neill and the doctors have both come onto the field to assist.
C. Ngoy
A. Brosque
Sydney
71' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - The home team clear their bench with an eye on this week's FFA Cup Final with Alex Brosque replaced by debutant Charles Lokoli Ngoy.
69' Ugarkovic with a long run but the finish lacks the quality to beat Redmayne.
67' The corner is mometarily cleared before Vujica shoots from outside the box, but it bends the wrong way.
67' Newcastle have the corner and it's sent into the box where Wilkinson knocks it out for another corner.
A. Mierzejewski
M. Ninković
Sydney
66' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Miloš Ninković is replaced by Adrian Mierzejewski.
D. Petratos
Goal
Newcastle Jets
65' GOAL JETS - Petratos shoots from well outside the box and Redmayne makes a very poor attempt to make the save with the ball bouncing over him at the end. That was poor positioning by the Keeper and it's a matter of one keeping error deserving another here. It's 2-1.
S. Ryall
P. Retre
Sydney
62' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - A rare starting game for Paulo Retre comes to an end and he is replaced by Sebastian Ryall for only his third appearance of the season.
61' Bobo is through in the box but rather than go for placement he goes for power and he blasts the ball over. He should have scored there.
Bobô
Goal
Sydney
59' GOAL SYDNEY - Brillante crosses to Bobo who wasn't expecting it and his first touch is too heavy with the ball going to Duncan for a regulation save. Oh no! The ball slips out of Duncan's hands and Bobo pounces to slam it into an empty net! For all of Duncan's saves tonight, his night will be remembered for that terrible error. Sydney FC lead 2-0.
57' Carney tries one from distance but it's straight at Duncan.
55' It has been a really good contest in the second half so far.
54' The shot by Bobo takes a deflection and Duncan does really well to change direction and make the save.
53' The Buijs corner is headed out of danger by the Jets defence.
52' Bobo looks to curl it but it takes a deflection and it goes out for a corner.
51' Brosque tries to square it up to Carney but it doesn't have the power to get there before Duncan does.
50' Champness is one on one with Redmayne and he shoots it straight into the keeper.
49' It has been a much better start to the second half by Newcastle.
N. Cowburn
D. Georgievski
Newcastle Jets
46' SUBSTITUTION JETS - Daniel Georgievski is replaced by Nicholas Cowburn in a half-time change.
46' Newcastle kick off to get the second half underway.
HALF TIME - Milos Ninkovic's goal separates the teams at half-time with Sydney leading 1-0. Their lead should really be much more given their dominance on the contest but Newcastle at least go back to the sheds looking to get back into the game rather than trying to minimise the damage.
45' + 2' Carney sends it in towards Wilkinson at the far post and he heads it out for a goal kick.
45' + 2' The corner by Buijs is missed by Duncan and thankfully everyone else as it drifts out for another corner.
45' + 1' Sydney have just won their 10th corner. Newcastle have had just 3.
45' There will be two minutes of stoppage time.
43' How Sydney are not further ahead can come down to one person - Jack Duncan.
41' The corner by Carney is cleared out of the box.
40' Bobo with a shot from close in and again it's Jack Duncan who makes a fine save. He really is keeping them in the game.
40' It is becoming nearly impossible to see nanything here with the rain absolutely bucketing down.
39' Bobo is offside by a long way but the linesman waits until he touches the ball before the flag pops up.
37' It is raining very heavily here at the moment.
37' The resulting corner by Petratos is not aimed at anyone in particular and it goes out for a goal kick.
36' Champness slides it in to Nabbout and Wilkinson is there to send it out for a corner just as Nabbout was about to pull the trigger.
34' Again the corner is taken short and Buijs is involved again. Duncan comes to the rescue once again at the feet of Bobo.
33' Buijs looks to cross the ball into the box but instead he wins the corner.
33' The ball comes back in with Carney trying to curl it inside the top corner. It's on target and it forces Duncan into making another fine save.
32' Brosque is put through in the box but Duncan comes in with the sliding challenge to make a fine save.
31' The corner is sent in by Buijs and it eventually is headed back to Duncan by Topor-Stanley in a very risky move that did come off.
31' The corner is helped on by Brosque and Kantarovski heads it out for another corner.
30' Bobo shoots through traffic and it takes a deflection on its way into the side netting.
29' Buijs sends the pass in with Brosque pulling off the perfect dummy move that sets up Bobo in the box but he misses by a long way. He should have at least shot on target from that position.
28' Ugarkovic goes to the far post where Georgievski tries to head it across Redmayne but his header doesn't have enough power on it.
27' Sydney have been unbeaten in their last 19 home matches. They are well on their way to making it 20.
25' The tempo of the match has slowed down a touch.
23' The free kick is deflected out for a corner which is then sent straight down Duncan's throat.
22' Georgievski concedes the foul down the left and flees the scene of the crime in time to avoid any further punishment.
21' Ninkovic with the cross to Retre who looks to cut back but it results in a string of passes that sends the ball back inside Sydney's half.
18' Newcastle have been inside their own half for a majority of the opening 18 minutes.
16' Retre looks for Brosque at the near post but his delivery has far too much on it and the ball drifts out of play for a throw in.
14' An interesting statistic that's relevant here is that Sydney have never lost when Ninkovic has scored.
11' The game has a good solid tempo with end to end football at the moment.
9' The corner is taken short and Georgievski blazes away with a wild strike at goal that is out for a goal kick.
9' The corner is across the face of the goal. Redmayne gets a touch on it and it goes out for another corner.
8' Newcastle open them up on the left with Champness shooting hard and fast and it's a good save by Redmayne for the corner.
7' Sydney have the corner and it comes to O'Neill who looks for the back post, but it bounces out for a goal kick.
M. Ninković
Goal
Sydney
5' GOAL SYDNEY - Clever work by Bobo to find Ninkovic with a beautiful square ball and Ninkovic finishes off the job for his first goal of the season. Sydney leads 1-0.
3' A reasonable crowd is in attendance given the ongoing threat of the weather.
1' An early corner to Sydney results in nothing much as we get into the swing of the match.
1' We are off and underway.
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Duncan (GK); Vujica, Topor-Stanley, Boogaard, Georgievski; Ugarkovic, Kantarovski; Nabbout, Hoffman, Petratos, Champness. Subs: Necevski (GK), Jackson, Koutroumbis, Clut, Cowburn.
Sydney (4-2-3-1): Redmayne (GK); Retre, Buijs, Wilkinson, Zullo; Brillante, O'Neill; Carney, Brosque, Ninkovic; Bobo. Subs: Heward-Belle (GK), Lokolingoy, Mierzejewski, Kalik, Ryall.
Here come the all important line ups.
This is a top of the table clash and the winner will end the round at the top of the ladder. A draw will see Newcastle remain on top.
Good afternoon and welcome to Allianz Stadium for Sydney FC vs Newcastle.
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