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90' + 5'
D. Georgievski
Yellow Card
87'
Fábio Ferreira
M. Ninković
86'
J. Champness
A. Nabbout
82'
L. Jackson
N. Boogaard
69'
M. Simon
B. O'Neill
67'
J. Hoffman
Yellow Card
56'
A. Nabbout
Goal
52'
Bobô
Goal
46'
B. Kantarovski
W. Brown
43'
D. Petratos
Goal
42'
A. Brosque
Yellow Card
40'
M. Ninković
Yellow Card
21'
B. O'Neill
Yellow Card
14'
R. O'Donovan
Red Card
Kick Off
3
1
2
3

Stats

Possession
% %
4
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 5
Total Passes 273 508

Commentary

FULL TIME - The Jets have done it. They have knocked off the Sky Blues. They were long shots going in to the game and ended up beating the red hot favourites 2-1. After taking a 1-0 lead to half time, the Sky Blues equalised with a header from Bobo in the 52nd minute. However it didn't take long for Nabbout to spoil the party with a 56th minute long range stunner. The Jets were able to hold on and beat the Sky Blues with 10 men.
90' + 6' Buijs with the free kick, he delivers it in to the box and the Jets fans clear it away momentarily.
D. Georgievski
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
90' + 5' YELLOW CARD JETS - Daniel Georgievski is the latest player to go into the book after a bad foul.
90' + 4' Ugarkovic chips it at goal to the hands of Redmayne, as he makes the save.
90' + 2' Simon hangs back as he leaps up for the header, but it was misguided, which is a shame as he had Duncan beaten.
90' We have six minutes of stoppage time to play for the match.
89' The Jets will need to be on high alert as we approach stoppage time. The Sky Blues like to score a late goal.
87' Ferreira takes a shot on goal, it takes a little deflection and it is saved by Duncan.
Fábio Ferreira
M. Ninković
Sydney
87' SUBSTITUTION SKY BLUES - The Sky Blues make another change, with Miloš Ninković making way for Fábio Miguel Lourenço Ferreira.
J. Champness
A. Nabbout
Newcastle Jets
86' SUBSTITUTION JETS - The Jets clear the bench with Andrew Nabbout off and Joseph Champness on to replace him.
84' Now Nabbout has gone down holding his leg. He looks to be okay to continue.
L. Jackson
N. Boogaard
Newcastle Jets
82' SUBSTITUTION JETS - The Jets are forced to make another change as Nigel Boogaard is off with a knee injury and he is replaced by Lachlan Robert Tua Jackson.
81' Play is held up as Boogaard goes down with what appear to be a knee injury. The stretcher comes out, but he is on his feet and he is able to walk off.
79' Mierzejewski with a bullet at goal, Duncan dives for the save but is short, however, Georgievski is on the goal line and he clears it away. 
77' Buijs is looking very dangerous around goal. Can he be the one to rise above it all for the Sky Blues?
75' Petratos pulls the trigger on goal running in to the box and he is denied by the woodwork.
73' The Jets are pushing in to attack as they try to put this game away and bank the three points.
71' The Sky Blues have had the challenge laid down to them today, needing to come from behind a second time.
M. Simon
B. O'Neill
Sydney
69' SUBSTITUTION SKY BLUES - The Sky Blues make their first change with Brandon O'Neill off for an early shower and Matt Simon is on.
68' Topor-Stanley tangles with Brosque inside the box, the Sky Blues plead for a penalty but it is not given.
J. Hoffman
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
67' YELLOW CARD JETS - Jason Hoffman goes in to the ref's book after a late challenge.
66' Duncan snatches the ball out of mid air.to make the save and eliminate the danger in front of goal.
64' The tide is starting to turn with the Sky Blues starting to find a way in to attack.
62' Bobo continues to be the clear and present danger for the Jets.
60' The Sky Blues need to look at their bench for some fresh legs as they are starting to lag behind the Jets.
58' The Jets are back to holding a one goal lead. They need to kill off the Sky Blues here. They will need another goal.
A. Nabbout
Goal
Newcastle Jets
56' GOAL JETS - Petratos over to Nabbout who catches Redmayne unaware with a long range shot on goal, keeping it low, going from left to right and Redmayne is unable to reach the ball and it goes in to the bottom right corner of the net. WHAT A GOAL! The Jets lead the Sky Blues 2-1.
54' Topor-Stanley kicks it in to the hands of Brosque and the ref rules it a hand ball, giving the kick out to Duncan.
Bobô
Goal
Sydney
52' GOAL SKY BLUES - Buijs with a wonderful delivery in to the box as Bobo rises up and heads it to the bottom corner of the net to level the scores at 1-1. Bobo has just scored his 22nd goal of the season.
51' The Sky Blues intensity is picking up. They can just sniff an equalizer here.
49' Brosque keeps it alive as Bobo takes it into the box. The flag is not up as yet, he fires in a shot on goal and Duncan is able to save it. Finally the flag goes up for offside against Bobo.
48' The Jets were concerned about their defensive structure at half time. 
B. Kantarovski
W. Brown
Newcastle Jets
46' SUBSTITUTION JETS - The Jets make the first change of the game, Wayne Brown is off and Ben Kantarovski is on.
46' SECOND HALF - We are back for the second half, as the Sky Blues kick off to get us under way.
HALF TIME - The Jet go into the half time break with ten men after O'Donovan's 14th minute red card, but they also have a 1-0 lead over the Sky Blues, after a Petratos penalty in the 43rd minute was able to find the back of the net. The Jets need to be mindful of fatigue as the game wears on, needing to keep their players fresh. The Sky Blues will come hard at the Jets in the second half.
45' + 6' Petratos takes the free kick from near the sideline, he bends it around beautifully, giving Redmayne a scare, but he is onto it.
45' + 4' The Jets just need to hold on here, as the Sky Blues are pushing very hard at the moment.
45' + 2' The Sky Blues are trying to square it up before the half time break, but they are unable to find the back of the net.
45' We have six minutes of additional time to play in this first half.
D. Petratos
Goal
Newcastle Jets
43' PENALTY GOAL JETS - Dimitri Petratos takes the kick, he places into the bottom left corner of the net, Redmayne dives the same way, but was unable to save it. The Jets lead the Sky Blues 1-0.
A. Brosque
Yellow Card
Sydney
42' YELLOW CARD SKY BLUES - Alex Brosque is booked by the referee, after giving away the penalty.
42' Brosque pulls down Topor-Stanley inside the box and the ref instantly points to the spot. A penalty is awarded to the Jets.
M. Ninković
Yellow Card
Sydney
40' YELLOW CARD SKY BLUES - Miloš Ninković goes in to the book after a late sliding tackle on Boogaard.
38' Mierzejewski puts it into the path of Ninkovic, but he fires it just over the crossbar.
36' The Sky Blues have had 60.6% of the possession, compared to 39.4% of the Jets.
34' The Jets need to change something here as are starting to look a little vulnerable.
32' The Sky Blues are starting to get on top of the Jets. This is a very dangerous point in the match.
30' Carney sends it into the area, Wilkshire is on the stretch, but he is unable to connect with the ball.
28' Mierzejewski takes the kick from near the side line, he bends it around beautifully, but it hit the crossbar.
27' Wilkshire is clipped by Georgievski inside the Sky Blues attacking half. The Sky Blues have the free kick in a very dangerous area.
25' The home crowd don't like what has happened in the game so far. They are jeering absolutely everything.
23' Georgievski fires the shot from the left side edge of the box and he lifts it over the crossbar.
B. O'Neill
Yellow Card
Sydney
21' YELLOW CARD SKY BLUES - Brandon O'Neill is shown the yellow card after accidentally stepping on Georgievski.
20' Buijs is going to expect to put up with being jeered throughout the match, as he is seen as the villain in the storyline, where O'Donovan was sent off.
18' Bobo has once again gone too early with the offside flag being waived once again.
16' The Jets are down to 10 men against the side which is currently the best team in the country.
R. O'Donovan
Red Card
Newcastle Jets
14' RED CARD JETS - O'Donovan has been sent off with a straight red card after his challenge on Buijs. Incredible scenes here. The red card was handed down after the referee looked at the footage. with the decision coming down nearly four minutes after the incident.
12' The decision has gone up to the VAR and the decision is about to be handed down shortly.
10' O'Donovan with a swing of the hand on Buijs and he brings him down. This could be very costly for the Jets.
8' Brosque is looking very dangerous up front. He just needs to have the ball delivered to him.
6' The Sky Blues take it forward, as they look for Bobo, but he has no support and he loses the ball.
4' The Jets have started off as the more hungrier of the two teams.
2' Redmayne leads the league with ten clean sheets this season. The next best only has five clean sheets.
1' FIRST HALF - The Jets kick off and we are under way. 
TEAMS - SYDNEY FC (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Redmayne (GK); Wilkshire, Buijs, Wilkinson, Carney; Brillante, O'Neill; Mierzejewski, Brosque, Ninkovic; Bobo.  SUBS - Cisak (GK); Calver, Retre, Ferreira, Simon. 
TEAMS - NEWCASTLE JETS (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Duncan (GK); Hoffman, Boogaard, Topor-Stanley, Georgievski; Ugarkovic, Brown; McGree, Dimitri Petratos, Nabbout; O'Donovan.  SUBS - Moss (GK), Kantarovski, Cowburn, Jackson, Champness. 
Sydney FC have been nothing short of sensational this season, with only one loss and 11 points clear of the second sport Jets. The Sky Blues have won four of their last five games.
The Jets are clear second position and will need a win today, if they are expecting to still challenge to be on top of the ladder at the end of the home and away season.
Welcome to McDonald Jones Stadium for the match between 2nd on the ladder and 1st, it is the Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC.
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