Connect with us

Soccer

A League results 2021, Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners, score, goals, highlights

Published

on

Three goals in a dramatic nine minutes of pulsating A-League football including a penalty via VAR has lit up the clash between Western Sydney and Central Coast at Bankwest Stadium with the points shared in a thrilling 2-2 draw.

The late equaliser from the penalty spot via captain Oli Bozanic for the Mariners once again underlined their remarkable fighting spirit as they extended their lead at the top of the table to three points in a fairytale season that shows no sign of abating.

Trailing 1-0 at the break, the Wanderers resurgence came through substitute Bruce Kamau who was introduced after the hour mark to provide some spark by coach Carl Robinson and did just that with two goals in the space of four minutes to give Western Sydney the lead before the Mariners would strike back.

Watch Every Match of The 2020/21 A-League Season Live & On-Demand on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now >

Pep: We could splash the cash | 01:13

The come from behind point was a critical one for a Wanderers side who may just be peaking over their shoulder from inside the top six as several sides start to make up some ground on their finals spot.

The Mariners opener came in the 22nd minute and was a goal of the highest quality.

Costa Rican international Marco Urena, who is looming as one of the signings of the season, broke through from midfield and at nearly full pace played a perfectly timed through ball with his left foot into the path of Matt Simon.

The Mariners talisman, who didn’t have to break stride, neatly clipped it over the outrushing Daniel Margush and into the Western Sydney net for his seventh strike of the season.

Western Sydney’s equaliser was a slick team goal that came courtesy of three one touch passes including a Thomas Aquilina cross into the on-running Kamau who tapped it home with ease.

Kamau’s second just moments later was a wonderful individual effort as he picked up the ball in the centre circle and drove forward before shooting from outside the area and finding the bottom corner of Mark Birighitti’s net.

Western Sydney’s celebrations lasted less than five minutes however when Keanu Baccus caught Alou Kuol instead of the ball with his attempted clearance inside the area leading to a VAR assisted penalty that was duly converted by Bozanic for the equaliser.

COACH DISMISSED

The late drama came at a price for Western Sydney assistant coach Kenny Miller who protested furiously at a late penalty shout on Kamau in stoppage time, incurring a red card. He’ll now be banned from the dugout for the Wanderers next game against Adelaide on Saturday night.

BARREN BERNIE

Bernie Ibini moved to Western Sydney in the off-season amid much hype and was linked with a Socceroos spot in recent weeks but he failed to threaten at all in his 70 minutes on the pitch in this one and has only scored once in his last eleven games.

Source link

Soccer

Man Utd boss Solskjaer has big Old Trafford problem that threatens Man City, Chelsea hopes

Published

on

Man Utd lost their second home game this week in a 4-2 defeat to Liverpool on Thursday night.

Source link

Continue Reading

Soccer

Bruno Fernandes pinpoints Man Utd problem after Liverpool and sends warning to teammates

Published

on

Manchester United took an early lead, before conceding four against Liverpool at Old Trafford

Source link

Continue Reading

Soccer

Man City boss Pep Guardiola fires Premier League warning to Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool

Published

on

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists his squad are getting “addicted” to winning trophies.

Source link

Continue Reading

Trending