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89'
M. Zullo
Goal
80'
L. Ivanovic
M. Ninković
80'
D. Fox
A. Rufer
68'
T. Doyle
L. Cacace
65'
D. De Silva
B. O'Neill
61'
M. Zullo
Yellow Card
59'
D. Williams
R. Krishna
46'
S. de Jong
P. Retre
41'
A. Brosque
Yellow Card
40'
J. Brillante
Yellow Card
38'
S. Taylor
Goal
30'
R. Krishna
Goal
30'
Mandi
Assist
21'
R. Krishna
Goal
3
3
3
0

Stats

Possession
% %
4
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 7
Total Passes 382 347

Commentary

FULL TIME - The upset of the season thus far has been pulled off at Jubilee Stadium. Wellington Phoenix have come to Sydney and taken the points with a well deserved 3-1 win. Sydney were below par but take nothing away from Wellington who did their homework and executed their plan to perfection. 
90' + 2' The referee has blown for full time with two and a half minutes still to play. There is utter confusion here. Play will continue. 
90' There are four minutes of stoppage time to be played. 
M. Zullo
Goal
Sydney
89' GOAL SYDNEY - Zullo scores a consolation goal after Le Fondre misses the opportunity to score another sitter. Nonetheless the rebound goes to Zullo who finishes it decisively. Wellington leads 3-1. 
86' Mark Rudan is not popular in front of these fans any more after guiding Wellington to the upset of the season against a team he served as a player. 
83' This win will take Wellington to just outside the six on goal difference. It's amazing what a difference a win makes. 
L. Ivanovic
M. Ninković
Sydney
80' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Miloš Ninković makes way for Luke Ivanovic.
D. Fox
A. Rufer
Wellington Phoenix
80' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Wellington clear their bench with Alex Rufer replaced by Dylan Fox.
79' Wellington have done well to withstand the pressure in this second half and maintain their 3-0 lead. 
77' Le Fondre goes down in the box and again the Sydney players appeal for the penalty. Again the VAR clears the decision not to award one. 
75' Sydney claim for a handball in the box but both the referee and VAR confirm that it in fact is not a penalty. 
74' De Silva shoots from inside the box but Durante blocks with Wellington defending really well. 
73' Le Fondre is through and he is onside but Sail comes off his line and clears the ball before Le Fondre gets there. 
72' Singh gets it onto Williams in the box but he shoots off balance and shoots wide. 
T. Doyle
L. Cacace
Wellington Phoenix
68' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Liberato Cacace is replaced by Thomas Doyle.
D. De Silva
B. O'Neill
Sydney
65' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Brandon O'Neill makes way for Daniël De Silva with the home side looking for a way back into this match. 
62' Williams is through in the box but his shot is charged down by Redmayne. In the end it wouldn't have counted as he was offside. 
M. Zullo
Yellow Card
Sydney
61' YELLOW CARD - Zullo is shown the yellow card for what can simply be explained as an act of frustration. 
D. Williams
R. Krishna
Wellington Phoenix
59' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Roy Krishna comes off injured and is replaced by David Williams.
59' Krishna looks to have injured his hamstring and he will be coming off. 
57' VAR has upheld the initial decision. 
57' A shot by de Jong is well saved by Sail and then it's cleared. A penalty appeal is waived away and play continues . 
54' A heavy touch by Redmayne almost got them into real trouble but Singh could not control the unexpected ball coming his way. 
53' The free kick is sent into the box where Redmayne juggles it nervously. 
53' Mandi is fouled and Wellington have the free kick in a very handy position.
52' Wellington have the corner but it's taken short but not really effective. 
49' Krishna floats the cross in towards Singh but van der Linden this time deals with the danger. 
48' Sydney have another corner. but again the Wellington defence have it covered again. 
47' Sydney have the corner which is taken by O'Neill but cleared by te Wellington defence. 
S. de Jong
P. Retre
Sydney
46' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Paulo Retre is taken off at half-time and he is replaced by Siem de Jong.
45' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - Wellington have come here and conquered in the first half with a 3-0 lead. The home fans are stunned as are the away fans! Ante Covic will claim that he is the difference! 
45' There will be three minutes of stoppage time. 
45' The ball by Le Fondre goes to Brosque who shoots with the keeper off his line but Taylor is there to clear it off the line. 
A. Brosque
Yellow Card
Sydney
41' YELLOW CARD - Brosque has been shown the yellow card after leading with his elbow in the contest for an aerial ball. 
J. Brillante
Yellow Card
Sydney
40' YELLOW CARD - Joshua Brillante is shown the yellow card after his second foul on Krishna today. 
S. Taylor
Goal
Wellington Phoenix
38' GOAL WELLINGTON - We see it but we definitely do not believe it! The ball is cross in by Cacace with Taylor running off van der Linden who is caught ball watching. Taylor rises to head over Redmayne to make it 3-0 to Wellington! Taylor scores his first goal as a Wellington player and the visitors have an unbelievable three goal lead.
36' Sydney have the free kick in a very dangerous position. It's taken by van der Linden but nobody is attacking the back post for what would have been a very simple tap in. Goal kick is the end result. 
33' An own goal by Wellington has been struck out because the offside flag was up. It's all happening here at Jubilee.
R. Krishna
Goal
Wellington Phoenix
30' GOAL PHOENIX - Roy Krishna is turning this match into a one man act! He shakes off Zullo to go clear in the box and again eases it past Redmayne to take Wellington out to a 2-0 lead! Some very poor defending from Sydney has cost them dearly twice combined with some lethal Krishna finishing who has a brace. 
Mandi
Assist
Wellington Phoenix
30' Assist Armando Sosa Peña
30' The corner is sent into the box where Rufer's shot is deflected and it could have gone anywhere. 
29' Krishna with a chance from inside the box. His explosive finish sees Redmayne make a fine save to deflect it out for a corner. 
27' Interesting to note Ante Covic on the bench for Wellington who has a short term contract. Very short term with it expected to be over at the end of this match. At 43 years of age he would be the oldest player to play in the A-League should he be called up today off the bench. 
26' Krishna looks for Burns in the box but he slips over at the crucial moment. That could easily have been 2-0 to the visitors. 
24' The corner is sent into the box and it misses them all to drift out for a goal kick. 
24' Zullo crosses into the box but the busy Kopczynski heads it out for another corner. 
22' Sydney look to get back on level terms but the ball by Le Fondre won't achieve that. He appears to be a little down on his usual high standards early on. 
R. Krishna
Goal
Wellington Phoenix
21' GOAL PHOENIX - Singh with a marvellous through ball to Roy Krishna who is onside. He has a defender either side of him and a rushing Redmayne and he calmly eases it past the keeper to give Wellington a shock 1-0 lead! 
20' Wellington are really taking the game to their much more highly fancied opponents here. 
17' Cacace sends the cross to Fenton at the far post but his header is well off target. 
16' The corner is sent into the box but Kopczynski clears with ease. 
15' Sydney have the corner as they begin to get more heavily involved in the match. 
14' Retre squares it up for Le Fondre who misses a sitter from point blank range. How on earth did he miss that?
12' Burns looks for Krishna but the Sydney defence has him covered. 
10' Kopczynski gives it away to Le Fondre but his shot under pressure is well saved by Sail. 
9' Brosque has it down the left but his attempted cross is cut down by Kopczynski before it goes out for a corner. 
6' Krishna tries one from distance but the shot is charged down and deflects comfortably to Redmayne. 
5' The free kick is wasted and off go Wellington. 
4' Sydney counter and they have a free kick in a very dangerous position after Brosque is fouled near the corner flag. 
3' Mandi tries one from distance but his shot plays straight into Redmayne's waiting hands. 
2' Wellington have the first corner of the match but it is well claimed by Redmayne and that will be that. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Wellington (3-4-3): Sail (GK); Kopczynski, Durante, Taylor; Cacace, Mandi, Rufer, Fenton; Krishna, Singh, Burns. Subs: Covic (GK), Doyle, Fox, Burgess, Williams. 
Sydney FC (4-4-2): Redmayne (GK); Zullo, van der Linden, Wilkinson, Grant; Ninkovic, O'Neill, Brillante, Retre; Le Fondre, Brosque. Subs: Cisak (GK), Ivanovic, Calver, de Jong, De Silva.
Time to check the line ups.
Wellington have picked up just one point from their last 8 away games. They will be looking to change that here today. 
Sydney are undefeated in their last six matches against Wellington with five of them wins. 
Sydney are third with three wins from their six wins whilst Wellington have struggled with just one win from their six matches and they find themselves in ninth. It would be a major surprise if Wellington was to win here. 
Good afternoon and welcome to Jubilee Stadium for today's clash between Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix. 
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