A-League review – Round 20

A-League Round 20 threw up a top of the table clash between Melbourne and Sydney that ended in a scoreless draw.

A-League Round 20 threw up a top of the table clash between Melbourne and Sydney that ended in a scoreless draw.

In Kevin Muscat’s 500th league appearance, the Victory could not get over the line at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night but kept their three-point lead on top of the table intact.

In other Round 20 matches, Adelaide United were held to a 1-1 draw by Wellington on Friday night, the Brisbane Roar saluted in a thriller against Central Coast Mariners, Gold Coast United returned to form with a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Perth Glory and Newcastle leapt to fourth on the table after producing their fourth win on the trot, defeating North Queensland Fury.

Adelaide United: 1 (ALEMAO 57’)
Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Adrian CACERES 77’)
Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Crowd: 9,070
Yellow Cards: AU - Mathew LECKIE 69’
WP - Leo BERTOS 45’, Tony LOCHHEAD 78’

Central Coast Mariners: 2 (Nicky TRAVIS 34’, Dylan MACALLISTER 76’)
Brisbane Roar: 3 (Tommy OAR 10’, Sergio VAN DIJK 22’, Matt McKAY 90’)
Venu: Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Crowd: 5,684
Yellow cards: CCM - Pedj BOJIC 90’
BR - Matt MCKAY 47’

Melbourne Victory: 0
Sydney FC: 0
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Crowd: 27,344
Yellow Cards: MV - Leigh BROXHAM 43’
SYD - Terry MCFLYNN 25’, Stuart MUSIALIK 59’

Newcastle Jets: 3 (Chris TADROSSE (og) 25’, Jin-Hyung SONG 38’, Sasho PETROVSKI 83’)
North Queensland Fury: 2 (Dyron DAAL 44’/61’)
Venue: EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle
Crowd: 7,026
Yellow Cards: NJ - Nil
NQF - Nil

Gold Coast United: 2 (Shane SMELTZ 4’, Charlie MILLER 76’)
Perth Glory: 0
Venue:Skilled Park, Robina
Crowd: 4,310
Yellow Cards: GCU - Steve PANTELIDIS 40’, Charlie MILLER 69’, Andrew BARISIC 90’
PG - Andy TODD 20’, Mile STERJOVSKI 62’, Jamie COYNE 65’, Wayne SRHOJ 75’

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