Newcastle Jets 4 Western Sydney Wanderers 0: Jets blow away woeful Wanderers

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Johnny Koutroumbis, Jason Hoffman, Ben Kantarovski and Steven Ugarkovic all scored as Newcastle Jets thumped Western Sydney Wanderers.

Newcastle Jets continued their impressive A-League form with a 4-0 thrashing of Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The Wanderers appeared badly overmatched from the opening whistle and Dimitri Petratos had already seen a header ruled out for offside by the time Johnny Koutroumbis made the most of a backpedalling defence to pick out the bottom corner in the 11th minute.

Jason Hoffman was allowed to stride through a shambolic defence with an hour played to double the Jets' advantage before Western Sydney passed up a rare chance to get back onto the contest – substitute Oriel Riera slotting just wide from close range.

A double-save from Vedran Janjetovic in the Wanderers goal only briefly stemmed the tide as Ben Kantarovski made it three from Petratos' corner.

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Newcastle saved the best until last when Steven Ugarkovic collected a backheel from the excellent Petratos and finished coolly.

Ernie Merrick's side are firmly on course to feature in the play-offs for the first time since they were A-League champions a decade ago, while the Wanderers are languishing third bottom with two wins to their name all season.

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