Brought to you by

Key Events

87'
D. Carney
Assist
87'
A. Brosque
Goal
85'
M. Simon
Bobô
84'
L. Haliti
S. Ugarković
75'
D. Carney
M. Ninković
73'
B. Kantarovski
Yellow Card
63'
J. Koutroumbis
W. Brown
63'
B. Ibini-Isei
F. Hološko
60'
A. Hoole
Yellow Card
56'
F. Hološko
Assist
56'
M. Ninković
Goal
53'
M. Nordstrand
Yellow Card
50'
M. Ninković
Yellow Card
Kick Off
42'
A. Nabbout
Penalty Miss
41'
R. Grant
Yellow Card
Kick Off
3
2
2
3

Stats

Possession
% %
4
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 2
Total Passes 650 281

Commentary

FULL-TIME: Sydney 2-0 Newcastle – the Sky Blues have broken Brisbane Roar's points record, albeit in somewhat unconvincing fashion against the Jets. Ninkovic and Brosque scored in the second half, one which could have been so different for the Jets had Nabbout converted a penalty in the opening 45 minutes. Worryingly ahead of the finals, Sydney lost Ninkovic to injury to take some of the gloss off as they celebrated a remarkable season and Premier's Plate success.
90' + 5' Vukovic forced into a diving save to keep his clean sheet!
D. Carney
Assist
Sydney
87' Carney flicked on a cross from Simon from the right, although he was likely aiming for goal, it fell to Brosque.
A. Brosque
Goal
Sydney
87' GOAL SYDNEY! Brosque seals the result for the Sky Blues as Carney's flick-on header falls to him at the back post and he volleys into the corner!
M. Simon
Bobô
Sydney
85' Bobo comes off for Simon, who will look to have a late impact for Sydney.
L. Haliti
S. Ugarković
Newcastle Jets
84' Haliti replaces Ugarkovic to make his 100th A-League appearance for the Jets.
82' Huge chance! Brosque dispossesses Jackson and is through on goal, but he takes too long trying to round Duncan and Mullen recovers to clear for a corner.
81' The Jets are still trying hard, but are struggling to create much against a compact Sydney.
D. Carney
M. Ninković
Sydney
75' Worryingly for Sydney, Ninkovic is coming off injured as a result of that challenge, replaced by Carney.
B. Kantarovski
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
73' Kantarovski is booked for a rash sliding challenge on Ninkovic.
69' It's all Sydney at the moment as the Sky Blues look for a sealer.
64' Great chance for the Jets as Nordstrand lays off for Hoole, who fires high and wide from inside the area.
J. Koutroumbis
W. Brown
Newcastle Jets
63' The Jets also make a switch as Koutroumbis comes on for Brown.
B. Ibini-Isei
F. Hološko
Sydney
63' First change sees Ibini come on for the hard-working Holosko, who set up Sydney's goal.
A. Hoole
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
60' Hoole picks up a yellow card, perhaps for a foul on Zullo but, if not, for kicking the ball away.
F. Hološko
Assist
Sydney
56' Holosko was released into the area by a pass from Grant and he created enough space to get a cross in.
M. Ninković
Goal
Sydney
56' GOAL SYDNEY! Holosko breaks free down the right side of the area and crosses for an unmarked Ninkovic to tap in the easiest of openers!
M. Nordstrand
Yellow Card
Newcastle Jets
53' Nordstrand is the next to pick up a booking as he holds back Ninkovic.
M. Ninković
Yellow Card
Sydney
50' Ninkovic is dispossessed and receives a yellow card for a cynical foul on Brown, who was clear.
50' More of the same to start the second half as Newcastle sit back, readying themselves to try and hit on the counter.
46' We're back underway at Allianz Stadium.
HALF-TIME: Sydney 0-0 Newcastle – an entertaining half with chances at both ends. Wilkinson struck the post for Sydney with a header as the Sky Blues looked the more likely early on. But the Jets had the best chance, only for Nabbout to send a penalty wide just before the break.
A. Nabbout
Penalty Miss
Newcastle Jets
42' Nabbout misses! The attacker puts his spot-kick wide and a great chance goes begging for the Jets.
R. Grant
Yellow Card
Sydney
41' Grant is booked for the foul leading to the penalty.
41' PENALTY NEWCASTLE! Somewhat out of nowhere, Grant brings down Hoole and the Jets are awarded a spot-kick.
33' SO CLOSE SYDNEY! Wilkinson is denied by a block before the defender heads a cross onto the post!
33' The Sky Blues are well on top now and look the more likely to open the scoring as they push the Jets back.
27' Sydney still searching and probing with the Jets sitting relatively deep, with most of Newcastle's early chances coming on the break.
21' Chance for the Jets as Kantarovski rises at the back post to get on the end of a Hoole cross, but he heads wide.
20' Both teams have had a couple of early chances, but the game has settled now. The Jets would be pleased with their start away from home against the premiers.
14' Almost! A lovely move by Sydney leads to Ninkovic getting in behind, but Kantarovski's brilliant last-ditch tackle stops the talented midfielder just as he was about to shoot!
13' For a team struggling for form, it's been a very decent start by the Jets. They're getting in behind and testing the hosts.
8' Great chance for Nabbout after a cross-field pass, but his touch lets him down and Vukovic comes out to deny him.
8' The Jets are taking a very direct approach and it's causing Sydney some early problems as Vukovic is twice needed to clear. Newcastle have settled after being under pressure.
5' Typically energetic start by the Sky Blues, who are dominating the opening exchanges.
1' WHAT A SAVE! Almost the perfect start for Sydney, but Duncan brilliantly turns a close-range Holosko strike around his post.
1' We're underway in Sydney!
The Jets have formed a guard of honour for the Sky Blues as the premiers walk out. A nice gesture by Newcastle.
Another strong line-up for Sydney, who will have the week off ahead of a semi-final, while the Jets need at least a point to have a chance of avoiding finishing bottom.
Subs: Poljak, Haliti, Cowburn, Koutroumbis, Arcaba.
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Duncan; Hoffman, Mullen, Jackson, Vujica; Ugarkovic, Kantarovski; Nabbout, Brown, Hoole; Nordstrand
Subs: Redmayne, Dimitrijevic, Ibini, Carney, Simon.
Sydney (4-2-3-1): Vukovic; Grant, Wilkinson, Buijs, Zullo; Brillante, O'Neill; Holosko, Brosque, Ninkovic; Bobo
The Jets are bottom of the table and in miserable form, winless in nine matches including seven losses.
The Sky Blues have sealed the Premier's Plate, but can break Brisbane Roar's record for most points in a season with a win.
Welcome to Allianz Stadium for the Round 27 A-League clash between Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets.
Comments ()