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88'
C. Ngoy
Bobô
88'
D. Carney
Yellow Card
87'
L. Rogerson
A. Parkhouse
86'
Bobô
Goal
69'
S. Singh
A. Rufer
66'
D. Carney
M. Ninković
58'
Bobô
Goal
56'
A. Parkhouse
Yellow Card
47'
J. Buijs
Yellow Card
40'
A. Kaluđerović
Goal
25'
A. Mierzejewski
Goal
17'
Bobô
Goal
6'
M. Rossi
Yellow Card
Kick Off
2
2
2
2

Stats

Possession
% %
6
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 5
Total Passes 395 459

Commentary

FULL TIME - The Sky Blues have run out convincing 4-1 winners over the Phoenix, thanks to a Bobo hat trick and Mierzejewski scored a first half goal. Kaluderovic was the goal scorer for the Phoenix. The Sky Blues started the game strongly and ended it the same way. The Phoenix gave the Sky Blues a scare but in the end they weren't in the same class.
90' + 4' McGlinchey takes the set piece, forcing Redmayne to tip it over the crossbar.
90' + 4' Rogerson is brought down just outside of the box by Zullo. A free kick is awarded to the Phoenix.
90' + 2' The Sky Blues are looking more relaxed on the ground, after being concerned by the Phoenix run earlier in the half.
90' We have four minutes of additional time to play in the match.
C. Ngoy
Bobô
Sydney
88' SUBSTITUTION SKY BLUES - Deivson Rogerio da Silva runs off the ground, after a round of applause, as he is replaced by Charles Lokoli Ngoy.
D. Carney
Yellow Card
Sydney
88' YELLOW CARD SKY BLUES - David Carney is awarded a yellow card after a clumsy challenge.
L. Rogerson
A. Parkhouse
Wellington Phoenix
87' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - The Phoenix make their second change as Adam Parkhouse is off and Logan Tipene Rogerson is on for the final few minutes.
Bobô
Goal
Sydney
86' GOAL SKY BLUES - Carney lifts it into the top of box, as Bobo is there at the back post, to head it past Italiano and to find the back of the net. That's a hat trick for Bobo. Game, set and match Sky Blues, who lead the Phoenix 4-1.
85' The time may well be right for the Phoenix to go for broke and clear their bench. 
83' The Sky Blues are just icing the down the clock, as they are happy to walk away with a 3-1 victory.
81' We are into the final ten minutes of regular time as the Sky Blues look to find a way to slow down the pace of the game.
79' The Sky Blues are fighting the Phoenix off, wanting to put an exclamation point on this match.
77' Redmayne has been a man under siege in the last few minutes, with shots fired at him regularly.
75' Parkhouse skies it for Ridenton inside the box, but he is unable to direction his header on target.
73' Singh fires in a shot on goal from 30 yards as it curls in for goal and slams into the woodwork and ricochets back into play. He had Redmayne beaten hands down.
71' The Phoenix are throwing everything at the Sky Blues, but their defence is standing tall.
S. Singh
A. Rufer
Wellington Phoenix
69' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - The Phoenix make their first change with Alex Arthur Rufer off for an early shower and he is replaced by Sarpeet Singh.
68' Doyle delivers the ball into the box for Kaluderovic, who rises up to head the ball for goal and it is a fraction too high.
D. Carney
M. Ninković
Sydney
66' SUBSTITUTION SKY BLUES - The Sky Blues make their first change of the match, as Miloš Ninković makes way for David Carney.
64' The Sky Blues are away once again from the middle. They are looking intent on extending their lead.
62' Ridenton cuts it back to Parkhouse in the box, Redmayne is off his line, surely this is a certainty, but somehow Redmayne is able to slide into the shot. Great keeping by Redmayne.
60' After all of Wellington's good work in the early part of the second half, has come undone in an instant of Mierzejewski and Bobo brilliance.
Bobô
Goal
Sydney
58' GOAL SKY BLUES - Mierzejewski sends the ball into the box for Bobo who is on the penalty spot, he taps it across goal and inside the side netting to make it a brace for Bobo. The Sky Blues lead the Phoenix 3-1.
57' Italiano is off his line, as Buijs takes a shot from just inside the box, to an unattended goal, but it it takes a deflection and it is over the crossbar.
A. Parkhouse
Yellow Card
Wellington Phoenix
56' YELLOW CARD PHOENIX - Adam Parkhouse is awarded a yellow card after a late challenge.
55' The Phoenix are the better side of the two at the moment. They need to make the most of their time in attack.
53' Ridenton delivers the set piece into the box, but there is nobody home for the Phoenix, as the Sky Blues clear it away momentarily.
51' Doyle rises up with a header inside of the box, but he is unable to direction it for goal and it goes out of play.
49' The Sky Blues are looking for a way forward, as they have intentions of putting this game away sooner, rather than later.
J. Buijs
Yellow Card
Sydney
47' YELLOW CARD SKY BLUES - Jordy Buijs goes into the ref's book after a late challenge on Ridenton. 
46' SECOND HALF - The Phoenix kick off and we are back under way for the second half.
HALF TIME - The whistle sounds for half time and the Sky Blues go into the half time break holding a 2-1 lead over the Phoenix. The Sky Blues starred in the first part of the first half, with a 17th minute goal to Bobo and a 25th minute stunner to Mierzejewski, however the Phoenix were able to restore some pride with a 40th minute header from Kaluderovic. We are set up for an exciting second half.
45' We have two minutes of additional time to play in the first half.
44' O'Neill has been in the wars as he is forced to hobble off the ground, after receiving a knock to the ribs.
42' There is still enough time left for the first half for the Phoenix to level the scores, if they are good enough.
A. Kaluđerović
Goal
Wellington Phoenix
40' GOAL PHOENIX - Galloway lifts it into the box as Kaluderovic rises up and nods it above Redmayne and into the bottom corner of the net. The Phoenix are back in this one as they trail the Sky Blues 1-2.
39' Interestingly, it seems to be the Phoenix with all the momentum. They need to make the most of it.
37' Zullo is getting the rough end of the stick from the home crowd, as he runs the ball out of play.
35' The Phoenix are trying to conjure something here, trying to lift their troops.
33' McGlinchey swings it towards the box, Paracki's ball over the top finds no buyers as the Sky Blues clear it away to safety.
31' The Sky Blues are going about their business clinically. They want to put another one past Italiano before the half time break.
29' The Phoenix need to change something and do it in a hurry.   
27' This one is threatening to become a blowout, with the Sky Blues scoring two goals in 25 minutes.
A. Mierzejewski
Goal
Sydney
25' GOAL SKY BLUES - Bobo centres it into the box, as Mierzejewski meets it on the half volley on the left side of goal and finds the back of the net. It is just too easy for the Sky Blues at the moment. Sydney FC lead Wellington Phoenix 2-0.
25' Kaluderovic has a shot from just inside the box and he lifts it over the crossbar.
23' A chance for Parkhouse on the edge of the box, but his shot on goal is blocked.
21' Wellington are not out of it as yet, as they still can turn this one around.
19' Bobo has scored his eighth goal of the season and the Sky Blues are in fine form once again, like they have been for most of the season.
Bobô
Goal
Sydney
17' GOAL SKY BLUES - Zullo delivers it into the box as Bobo slides in on the volley and finds the back of the net. Italiano stood no chance at saving that one! The Sky Blues lead the Phoenix 1-0.
16' The Sky Blues go backwards to find their way into attack, as Redmayne kick starts their new found strategic venture.
14' Galloway times his run well, as he slides it into the area, but Kaluderovic cannot get into the right position and the flag is up for offside.
12' After an early period of dominance by Sydney FC, the Phoenix have found their feet and are serving it up to the top team.
10' Galloway pounces onto the kick from Redmayne, he takes a shot on goal and it is over the crossbar.
8' Doyle lays it into the box for McGlinchey, as the Sky Blues defenders clear it away to safety.
M. Rossi
Yellow Card
Wellington Phoenix
6' YELLOW CARD PHOENIX - An early yellow for Wellington to Marco Rossi after an errant elbow to Brosque. 
4' Mierzejewski brings in the corner but Italiano is aware of the danger and he punches it away.
2' O'Neill cops a knock after a 50/50 challenge with Rufer. He looks to be okay to continue. 
1' FIRST HALF - We have kick off and we are under way. 
TEAMS - SYDNEY FC (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Redmayne (GK); Wilkshire, Buijs, Wilkinson, Zullo; Brillante, O'Neill; Mierzejewski, Brosque, Ninkovic; Bobo.  SUBS - Hewerd-Belle (GK), Retre, Carney, Lokolingoy, Ryall. 
TEAMS - WELLINGTON PHOENIX (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Italiano (GK); Galloway, Doyle, Mullen, Rossi; Rufer, McGlinchey; Paracki, Ridenton, Parkhouse; Kaluderovic.  SUBS - Smith (GK), Watson, Singh, Durante, Rogerson.   
Wellington find themselves anchored on the opposite end on the ladder and not even a win today can have them moving from the bottom.
Sydney FC are clear on top of the ladder with a game in hand. They have a chance to extend their margin at the top with a win today.
Welcome to Westpac Stadium for the match between Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC.
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