Sixth time’s the charm for Sydney FC as they end winless run

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Sydney FC are back to winning ways in the A-League Men after a 2-0 victory against Perth Glory on Saturday.

Sydney wasted no time to open the scoring – it took all of seven minutes. The goal came from a counter-attack run up from Callum Talbot, who found Kosta Barbarouses and timed the play to perfection to send the ball into the back of the net.

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Sydney continued to play on the counter and took what they could to try and increase the score line.

Perth Glory found themselves playing more of a defensive role to match Sydney.

More recently, Glory have struggled to finish and this game reminded fans of that after a first half which provided as many opportunities as it did missed chances.

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The frustration built on Glory’s end when their skipper Brandon O’Neill went down and would eventually be forced off clutching his shoulder in the 65th minute.

While Glory seemed to be devoting their energy to a defensive game, somehow Sydney continued to slip through.

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But it only got worse for the home side in the 70th minute as the visitors found another opportunity to score in plain sight courtesy of Patrick Yazbek.

Sydney’s second goal left Glory stunned and scratching their heads, but ultimately it was all the Sky Blues needed to secure their first win in six league games as they sealed a 2-0 victory.

Perth Glory: 0

Sydney FC: 2 (Kosta BARBAROUSES 7’) (Patrick YAZBEK 70’)

Venue: HBF Park

Referee:  Jack MORGAN

Assistant Referees: Josh MANNELLA, Matthew SOUTHERN

Fourth Official: Shane SKINNER

Perth Glory: Brad JONES (GK), Adrian SARDINERO (Daniel STYNES 57’), Bruno FORNAROLI, Andy KEOGH (Nick FITZGERALD 84’), Brandon O’NEILL (C) (Giordano COLLI ), Jack CLISBY, Callum TIMMINS, Antonee BURKE-GILROY, Joshua RAWLINS, Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (Ciaran BRAMWELL 85’), Darryl LACHMAN

Unused Subs: Cameron COOK (GK), Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, Darko SANOJEVIC

Sydney FC: Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), Rhyan GRANT, James DONACHIE, Alexander WILKINSON (C), Callum TALBOT (Connor O’TOOLE  87’), Paulo RETRE (Trent BUHAGIAR 57’), Patrick YAZBEK, Max BURGESS, Kosta BARBAROUSES (Harry VAN DER SAAG 76’), Adam LE FONDRE (BOBÔ 76’), Luciano NARSINGH (Mustafa AMINI 57’)

Unused Subs:  Tom HEWARD-BELLE (GK), Ben WARLAND

Feature Image credit: Jaime Castaneda

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Ash Ramos
Ash Ramos
Journalism student at Curtin University covering Perth Glory for the 2021/22 A-leagues season. Siuuu

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