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Apr 29

Sydney FC advance to A-League grand final after VAR controversy

  • Sydney FC beat Perth Glory 3-0 at Allianz Stadium
  • The VAR controversially overturned two disallowed Sydney goals

Sydney FC advanced to the A-League grand final after downing Perth 3-0 in a drama-filled semi at Allianz Stadium. The Sky Blues’ record-breaking season was on the line in front of 21,938 on Saturday night, and they didn’t disappoint against a confident Glory side that couldn’t quite match the class of the premiers.

The video assistant referee (VAR) played a prominent role, overturning two disallowed goals to help Sydney to a 3-0 lead at halftime, a scoreline that proved more than enough to set up a May 7 season-decider against either Melbourne Victory or Brisbane Roar.

Related: David Squires on … the first week of A-League finals

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/29/a-league-sydney-fc-perth-glory-semi-final

Apr 23

Perth Glory post rare away win to move within a game of A-League grand final

Perth Glory beat Melbourne City 2-0 at AAMI ParkGlory to play Sydney FC next Saturday for place in championship deciderDiego Castro embarrassed Melbourne City in their elimination final and sent Perth Glory into the final four of the A-League for the f…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/23/perth-glory-post-rare-away-win-to-move-within-a-game-of-a-league-grand-final

Apr 16

A-League: 16 goals as Glory beat City and Brisbane pip Wellington

Brisbane Roar 4-3 Wellington Phoenix Perth Glory 5-4 Melbourne CityPerth Glory beat Melbourne City 5-4 to close the A-League regular season but it was not enough to earn a home final against the same opponent.Glory and City were destined to meet in an …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/apr/16/a-league-brisbane-roar-wellington-phoenix-perth-glory-melbourne-city

Mar 31

A-League: Adelaide and Perth draw after controversial Castro penalty

  • Adelaide United 1-1 Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium
  • ‘Yeah, it’s a pen,’ says Kenny Lowe as Castro penalty riles Adelaide fans

Perth Glory’s Diego Castro has kept his A-League side’s top-four ambitions flickering with a stage-dive penalty in a 1-1 away draw with Adelaide United. Castro scored after earning a penalty in an act which riled Adelaide and their parochial home crowd at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

Perth remain fifth, three points shy of fourth-placed Brisbane and third-placed Melbourne City ahead of weekend fixtures. After United’s Dylan McGowan headed the home side to the lead, Castro equalised having collapsed as a result of slight contact from the Reds defender.

Related: Canberra City: a blueprint for current A-League expansion hopefuls | Joe Gorman

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/31/a-league-adelaide-and-perth-draw-after-controversial-castro-penalty

Mar 26

A-League: Sydney FC celebrate Premiers’ Plate with win over Perth

  • Sydney FC 3-0 Perth Glory at nib Stadium
  • Wellington Phoenix 5-0 Newcastle Jets at Westpac Stadium

Sydney FC have celebrated winning the A-League Premiers’ Plate in style with a decisive 3-0 victory over Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday. An own goal on 38 minutes from Glory debutant Lucian Goian, Brandon O’Neill’s sweet strike three minutes later and a Bobo goal in the 63rd minute sealed an 18th win of the campaign for Sydney.

Having secured the first-past-the-post title after Brisbane Roar defeated Melbourne Victory on Saturday night, the Sky Blues are now an astonishing 14 points clear at the top of the table. Their total of 59 points is a record for a 27-round A-League season. With three rounds remaining before the finals, Sydney could break Roar’s record for a 30-round campaign of 65 points.

Related: Roar’s wonder goal sinks Victory and hands Premiers Plate to Sydney FC

Related: David Squires on … the fiery ending to Adelaide’s encounter with Brisbane

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/26/a-league-sydney-fc-celebrate-premiers-plate-with-win-over-perth

Mar 11

Victory tighten grip on second place with emphatic win over Glory

  • Melbourne Victory 4-1 Perth Glory
  • Result temporarily extends race for Premiers Plate

Melbourne Victory overwhelmed Perth Glory 4-1 in a high-quality encounter to cement their grip on second spot on the A-League ladder and temporarily extend the race for the Premiers Plate. Kevin Muscat’s men hadn’t beaten the Glory in their past eight A-League attempts but were thoroughly deserving winners at AAMI Park on Saturday night. The result means Sydney FC will have to wait another week at least before they are mathematically assured of top spot.

Related: Sydney close in on Premiers Plate with tight win over Mariners

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/11/victory-tighten-grip-on-second-place-with-emphatic-win-over-glory

Mar 04

Further frustration for Wanderers in stalemate with struggling Adelaide

  • Western Sydney Wanderers 0-0 Adelaide United
  • Wellington Phoenix 3-3 Perth Glory

It was a new night but the same old struggles for Western Sydney, whose A-League finals ambitions are no healthier after they were held to a goalless draw by lowly Adelaide. A highly contentious disallowed goal denied the Wanderers a win they so sorely craved after Tuesday night’s 5-1 Asian Champions League disembowelling by Shanghai SIPG, and leaves their top-six spot at risk of being snatched away by Newcastle.

Related: A-League: Bobo strike seals Sydney FC victory in Big Blue

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/04/a-league-football-phoenix-glory-wanderers

Feb 12

A-League is providing the thrills, but FFA’s inertia is cause for serious concern

A-League should be gearing up for all-action climax to the season, but the absence of hype is demoralising and momentum is being lost

Living near Australia’s east coast, the first thing I do in a morning is pour myself a steaming hot mug of bias. This fuels the daily search for A-League news, which consists of an exhaustive trawl through sources from Victoria all the way to New South Wales. But today, to my surprise, I was confronted by a disturbance in the force, the unavoidable presence of Perth Glory.

Under the cloak of west coast anonymity Glory have won four of their past six matches to move level on points with fourth-placed Melbourne City, just two behind next week’s visitors to nib Stadium and occupants of the third and final Asian Champions League qualification spot, Brisbane Roar. During this run Glory have scored at least twice in every match, culminating in the season’s biggest shellacking on Friday night.

Related: A-League: Castro nets twice as Perth Glory thrash Adelaide

Related: Sydney FC looking like A-League Invincibles after emphatic Phoenix win

Related: Depleted Melbourne City come back to earn draw against Brisbane Roar

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/13/a-league-is-providing-the-thrills-but-ffas-inertia-is-cause-for-serious-concern

Feb 12

W-League: Melbourne City beat Perth Glory to win second title

Melbourne City beat Perth Glory 2-0 at nib StadiumCity first club to win consecutive W-League titlesMelbourne City have become the first club to win consecutive W-League titles after beating Perth Glory 2-0 in the grand final at nib Stadium.Player-coac…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/12/w-league-melbourne-city-beat-perth-glory-to-win-secon-title

Feb 10

A-League: Castro nets twice as Perth Glory thrash Adelaide

  • Perth Glory 5-0 Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium
  • Diego Castro pilots thrashing with two-goal performance

Perth Glory maestro Diego Castro orchestrated a 5-0 belting of a demoralised Adelaide United in Friday night’s A-League match. Castro scored two goals, set up another for Andy Keogh and featured in the lead-up to Adam Taggart’s score as Perth climbed to fourth spot.

Adelaide can’t slip any lower on the ladder – they’re dead last – but they plunged to fresh, dark depths in a ramshackle display at Coopers Stadium. The loss was Adelaide’s biggest on home soil, eclipsing their 0-4 result just seven weeks ago against Sydney FC.

Related: Sydney FC looking like A-League Invincibles after emphatic Phoenix win

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/10/a-league-castro-nets-twice-as-perth-glory-thrash-adelaide

Feb 10

Glory coach: pressure on cashed-up Melbourne City in W-League final

  • Bobby Despotovski says Melbourne City are no longer untouchable
  • ‘We all try to be like City. But we don’t have the funds of tycoons’

Perth Glory women’s coach Bobby Despotovski insists Melbourne City are no longer untouchable, and says all the pressure will be on the cashed-up club in the W-League grand final.

City went undefeated on the way to winning last season’s title in their maiden campaign in the W-League, but the star-studded squad have done it much tougher this time, overcoming a mid-season slump to scrape into fourth spot.

Related: Melbourne City down Canberra United in extra-time to reach W-League final

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/10/glory-coach-pressure-on-cashed-up-melbourne-city-in-w-league-final

Feb 04

Victory seal controversial comeback win in Melbourne derby

Besart Berisha propelled Melbourne Victory to an A-League derby comeback for the ages, coming from a goal behind to defeat Melbourne City 2-1 in the dying stages. Amid high drama on Saturday, Tim Cahill was sent off for dissent without making it onto the pitch as Victory jumped off the canvas with six minutes remaining.

City appeared to be heading for a win when Neil Kilkenny scored the first goal of his Australian career to put them ahead after 70 minutes. But Berisha – who had threatened to be the night’s villain after having a penalty saved brilliantly by Dean Bouzanis – put Victory on terms from Marco Rojas’ cut-back.

Related: Sydney FC undefeated from 18 A-League starts after Brisbane draw

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/05/melbourne-derby-victory-a-league-glory

Jan 29

Chelsea set for brush with Glory after Perth friendly announced for 2018

  • Four-times Premier League champions to play one-off match in Australia
  • Sell-out crowd expected at Perth’s new 65,000-capacity stadium

A-League fans are to get another chance to witness a Premier League heavyweight up close and personal with Perth Glory announcing a friendly fixture against Chelsea in mid-2018.

The five-times English champions – four in the Premier League era – will travel to Western Australia to play at the new Perth stadium, which is scheduled to be completed by the start of the 2018 AFL season in March next year.

Related: Branislav Ivanovic proves the unlikely star as Chelsea rout Brentford

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/29/chelsea-set-for-brush-with-glory-after-perth-friendly-announced-for-2018

Jan 28

A-League: Central Coast Mariners upset Perth Glory in Gosford

  • Mariners 2-0 Perth
  • In W-League, Canberra United beat Melbourne Victory 5-1

Central Coast have again proved a thorn in Perth’s side, pulling off another upset win in Gosford to climb off the bottom of the A-League table.

The Mariners scored twice within five minutes after half-time at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday to secure their first win since defeating Kenny Lowe’s side nine weeks ago by the same scoreline at the same venue.

Related: Andrew Nabbout’s A-League double helps Jets past Melbourne City

Related: Sydney FC take giant stride towards premiership with win over Victory

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/28/a-league-central-coast-mariners-upset-perth-glory-in-gosford

Jan 21

A-League: Glory beat Victory in Perth thriller and Brisbane Roar win in Wellington

  • Perth Glory 2-1 Melbourne Victory
  • Brisbane end five-week winless run with 1-0 win over Phoenix

Melbourne Victory have slumped to their second straight defeat, with Perth coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win in Saturday night’s A-League clash at nib Stadium.

Victory striker Besart Berisha made up for his first-half penalty miss with a successful spot kick in the 58th minute. But Glory stormed back into the contest, with Nebojsa Marinkovic nailing a 21m free kick in the 71st minute, before Adam Taggart scored the winner with an 84th-minute tap-in.

Related: Sydney FC extend their A-League lead to eight points in Adelaide win

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/21/a-league-late-maclaren-goal-sees-brisbane-roar-win-in-wellington-melbourne-victory-perth-glory

Jan 15

Newcastle and Perth share points in entertaining A-League encounter

  • Newcastle Jets 2-2 Perth Glory at McDonald Jones Stadium
  • Perth captain Rostyn Griffiths dismissed late on

Newcastle and Perth remain in the A-League’s top six after playing out a neck-and-neck 2-2 draw marred by a controversial late red card to Glory captain Rostyn Griffiths.

The Jets came from behind to lead 2-1 at half-time via a contentious penalty and quick counter-attack, before Perth equalised after the break at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.

Related: Besart Berisha has red card rescinded, free to play against Wellington

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/15/newcastle-and-perth-share-points-in-entertaining-a-league-encounter

Jan 05

Attacking trio lead Perth Glory to first A-League win in seven games

  • Perth Glory 2-1 Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium
  • Rostyn Griffiths and Adam Taggart score to end losing streak

The attacking trio of Andy Keogh, Adam Taggart and Diego Castro led Perth Glory to their first A-League win in seven games on Thursday and coach Kenny Lowe hopes to see it continue.

Castro, last season’s Johnny Warren Medal winner, Keogh and Taggart had the potential coming into the new season of providing Glory with the firepower necessary to be genuine contenders.

Related: David Squires on … a true A-League hero: the ball boy who duped Tim Cahill

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/06/attacking-trio-lead-perth-glory-to-first-a-league-win-in-seven-games

Dec 27

Sam Kerr’s goalscoring exploits see Perth top of W-League

  • Melbourne City 2-3 Perth Glory
  • Reigning champions City slump to their third loss of the season

Matildas star Sam Kerr has scored a stunning winner to lift Perth Glory to a 3-2 win over champions Melbourne City and into top spot on the W-League ladder.

It was an action-packed AAMI Park encounter with countless goalscoring opportunities, but in the end it was Kerr’s raw pace and ingenuity that made the difference.

Related: Lisa De Vanna to return to W-League with table-topping Canberra United

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/28/kerrs-goalscoring-exploits-perth-top-w-league

Dec 27

City and Glory play out chaotic and memorable A-League draw

  • Melbourne City 3-3 Perth Glory
  • Liam Reddy twice denies Bruno Fornaroli from the penalty spot

Melbourne City and Perth Glory have fought out a memorable 3-3 draw but coaches John van’ t Schip and Kenny Lowe both felt the match officials had a night to forget.

The fiery encounter was a thrilling display of attacking soccer played at a breakneck pace, but it was marred by some controversial decisions.

Related: Brendon Santalab faces three-match A-League ban after North tussle

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/28/city-glory-fiery-chaotic-memorable-a-league-draw

Dec 17

Berisha hits winner in Melbourne derby as Sydney march on in Perth

  • Melbourne City 1-2 Melbourne Victory – as it happened
  • Perth Glory 1-4 Sydney FC
  • Wellington Phoenix 2-2 Western Sydney Wanderers

Tim Cahill delivered and Marco Rojas starred, but Besart Berisha pinched a breathtaking A-League derby win for Melbourne Victory.

Berisha tied the A-League’s scoring record by finishing Rojas’ cross in the 78th minute on Saturday night, ending Victory’s derby dry spell and leapfrogging Melbourne City on the A-League table in the process.

Related: Jets strike at the death to seal win over Adelaide despite howler

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/dec/18/berisha-hits-winner-in-melbourne-derby-as-sydney-march-on-in-pert

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