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67'
K. Honda
Penalty Goal
0 - 2
63'
C. Valeri
Yellow Card
45' + 3'
T. Antonis
Yellow Card
29'
O. Toivonen
Yellow Card
25'
O. Toivonen
Goal
0 - 1

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Possession
61% 38%
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2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 5
Total Passes 542 363
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FULL TIME - Melbourne Victory have come to Perth and have landed the points with a 2-0 win on the road, ending Perth's 13 game unbeaten run and inflicting upon them their second loss of the season. Perth had over 61% possession but they just could not find a way through. 
90' + 7' Kilkenny shoots from outside the box and it's a comfortable save for Thomas. 
90' + 6' Again Victory players get their bodies in the way and there's no way in for Perth. 
90' + 6' Castro sends another ball in with Deng deflecting it out for a corner. 
90' + 3' A beautiful backheel by Toivonen looking for Troisi but Lowry gets there first to keep the ball moving in Glory's direction. 
90' + 2' Kilkenny sends it into the box for Lowry but Deng clears it out of the box. 
90' + 1' Tonight's attendance has been posted at 17,856. 
90' + 1' There will be seven minutes of added time. 
89' Kamsoba tries to make an instant impact but his shot is well saved by Reddy. 
T. Deng
G. Niedermeier
88' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - The visitors clear their bench with Georg Niedermeier coming off for Thomas Deng.
E. Kamsoba
K. Barbarouses
86' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Kosta Barbarouses takes his time coming off and he is replaced by Elvis Kamsoba.
85' The corner goes in again with Santalab and Neville going for the same ball. 
84' Keogh finds Santalab in the box and he leaves the ball behind before it rebounds and goes out for a corner. 
84' The corner is sent into the box once more and Honda clears it out. 
84' Another corner to Glory - their 13th. 
83' Ikonomidis drives a low shot but Thomas gets down to make the save. 
82' Davidson sends the cross in but he doesn't find a purple shot. 
B. Santalab
D. Đulbić
81' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Dino Đulbić is sacrificed for Brendon Santalab as Perth try to dig themselves out of this hole. 
81' Castro takes it short and it comes back out. Perth work it around before Castro sends it wide and out for a goal kick. 
80' Davidson finds Ikonomidis in the box but his shot is deflected out for a corner. 
79' Play is stopped with Thomas going down and requiring some assistance. 
C. Brown
T. Antonis
76' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Melbourne Victory make their first change with Terry Antonis making way for Corey Brown.
74' The fans in the Shed aren't happy with proceedings tonight with time beginning to run out for the Glory. 
J. Brimmer
Juande
72' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Juande comes off and is replaced by Jake Brimmer.
70' Shouts for a penalty go ignored after Ikonomidis goes down in the box. The shot by Castro is comfortably saved by Thomas. 
K. Honda
Penalty Goal
67' PENALTY GOAL VICTORY - Reddy goes to the right with Honda staring him down before calmly slotting the penalty to the left to give Melbourne Victory a 2-0 lead. 
66' Melbourne Victory have been paid the penalty against Scott Neville for handball in the box. Difficult decision required the assistance of the VAR. 
C. Valeri
Yellow Card
63' YELLOW CARD - Valeri is booked for kicking the ball away. Valeri protests that he didn't hear the whistle. 
63' Honda sends it to the near post where Roux glances it out for a goal kick. 
63' Victory have their first corner of the match and it has come off Neville. 
62' Honda sends it straight into the wall. 
61' Victory have the free kick in a similar position to where Toivonen scored in the first half. 
A. Keogh
I. Franjić
60' SUBSTITUTION GLORY - Ivan Franjić is replaced by Andy Keogh.
59' Perth have the free kick in a dangerous position. Castro strikes it well but it hits the cross bar! Chianese finds it in the box but he drags it wide. 
57' Kilkenny sends in a higher corner, but the Victory defence deals with it. 
57' Kilkenny sends it to the near post before it's knocked out for another corner. 
57' Perth Glory win their eighth corner of the match. 
54' Barbarouses tries to squeeze one inside the near post, but Reddy has it covered.
52' Perth have started the second half full of run. 
50' Another short corner is taken with Kilkenny's eventual cross into the box dealt with by the Victory defence. 
50' Perth keep applying the pressure with another corner. 
48' Kilkenny squares it up for Chianese but he directs it wide. 
46' Glory with an early chance with Chianese in the box but it's a great save by Thomas to keep Victory in front. 
45' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - Perth Glory have the task ahead of them at half-time with Melbourne Victory leading 1-0. 
45' + 5' The corner is taken short with Kilkenny swinging it back in, but Thomas has it covereed.
45' + 4' Kilkenny takes the free kick that is headed out for a corner. 
45' + 4' Perth have the free kick. 
T. Antonis
Yellow Card
45' + 3' YELLOW CARD - Antonis is booked for his challenge on Ikonomidis.  
45' + 1' We are inside the first of four first half stoppage time minutes.
43' Perth continue to control play. 
41' The corner is sent to the near post where Djulbic heads wide. 
41' Davidson's cross is met by Nierdermeier and headed out for a corner. 
40' Victory have the free kick which is sent into the box but Toivonen is offside. 
38' Kilkenny with a nice ball to Chianese who finds space but drags the ball across the face of goal to nobody in particular. A goal kick is the end result. 
36' The goal scored by Toivonen was the 5,000th A-League goal. 
35' Perth are enjoying a good spell of possession. 
32' The corner is taken short before the Victory defence eventually clears the danger. 
32' Franjic tries to cut it back in but it comes of Broxham for a corner. 
O. Toivonen
Yellow Card
29' YELLOW CARD - Ola Toivonen is booked for a similar challenge to what Castro booked earlier. 
28' The free kick is taken quickly and the Victory defence have it covered. 
28' Donachie brings down Ikonomides with Perth getting the opportunity for a set piece.
O. Toivonen
Goal
25' GOAL VICTORY - Ola Toivonen takes the free kick. He curls it around the wall and it glances off the post to have Reddy beaten. Melbourne Victory leads 1-0. 
25' Victory have another dangerous free kick. 
Diego Castro
Yellow Card
24' YELLOW CARD - Diego Castro has been booked for what the referee saw as a high foot.
23' Honda shoots from inside the box but Lowry is there to apply the block. 
21' Lowry sends another ball into the box but this time it bounces safely into the arms of Thomas. 
20' Ikonomidis with another chance inside the box after a lovely ball from Lowry. With Thomas rushing at him Ikonomidis can't keep it down. 
19' Niedermeier's poor clearance sees the ball crossed to Ikonomidis who heads it over for a goal kick. 
17' Perth look to be getting on top here. 
15' Honda dips it over the wall with Reddy getting down to it low to make sure he has it covered. 
14' Victory are paid a free kick in a very dangerous area. 
12' Kilkenny takes the corner but the referee sees an infringement by Perth and he gives the free kick to Melbourne Victory. 
11' Kilkenny shoots from inside the box but it's deflected out for a corner. 
10' Down the other end Barbarouses finds room for the shot and it gives Reddy a little test early. Reddy is equal to the task. 
9' Franjic's first touch is magnificent but his through ball looking for Chianese is a little too heavy. 
8' Valeri with a dangerous back pass that goes to Chianese, but Thomas is good enough to stretch with Victory eventually winning the goal kick. 
5' The home fans are full of voice here and there is a relatively high number in attendance. 
2' Thomas is back in goal for Victory after being dropped against the Brisbane Roar. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Melbourne Victory (4-3-3): Thomas (GK); Brosham, Niedermeier, Donachie, Roux; Antonis, Valeri, Honda; Toivonen, Troisi, Barbarouses. Subs: Acton (GK), Brown, Deng, Hope, Kamsoba. 
Perth (3-4-3): Reddy (GK); Lowry, Djulbic, Neville; Davidson, Kilkenny, Juande, Franjic; Ikonomidis, Castro, Chianese. Subs: Velaphi (GK), Santalab, Brimmer, Mrcela, Keogh. 
Victory will be looking to stay in touch with Sydney in second place with an upset win against the top of the ladder Glory. 
Perth Glory will be looking to get a step closer to securing the Premiers Plate with a win tonight. 
Good evening and welcome to HBF Park for tonight's clash between Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory.