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Adelaide shares equal top after win in Queensland

Adelaide United has continued their great recent by overcoming the Queensland Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night. Robert Cornthwaite's controversial 60th minute goal separated the two sides, with the home team appealing to the referee for offside but the calls were to no avail, referee Mark Shield allowing the goal. The win sees the Reds move to equal first with the Melbourne Victory on the A-League table ahead of their Asian Champions League semi-final second leg on Wednesday against Bunyodkor/Kuruvchi. Reds coach Aurelio Vidmar was pleased with the result, saying, "It's never easy coming here and they were probably a little bit below par as well, although they are always a very dangerous side. "They really came at us in that last 20 minutes but I'm rapt with the way the team defended as a group." Roar skipper Craig Moore was rational in his thoughts on the game and was remaining positive. "You can't go in there and shout at the boys because hey give you everything," he said. "They work their backsides off and keep plugging away, keep trying. "It's unfortunate but I'm sure we'll fair all right in the season. There's still plenty of football to be played." The Roar will be out to redeem themselves at Wellington whilst Adelaide hosts Perth Glory, both games on Sunday.

Andrew Slevison
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