Rudan hails best performance yet from unbeaten Wanderers

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With a 2-0 victory over Newcastle Jets, Western Sydney Wanderers maintained their excellent start to the A-League Men season under coach Marko Rudan.

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The Wanderers have not looked this promising for many seasons and have missed out on finals consistently as a result.

But with brand new management and an all-new squad, the Red and Black have now moved to the top of the ladder with three wins and one draw from their first four games.

“It was probably our best performance,” Rudan stated.

“Tactically, we were fantastic.

“There’s a long way to go and a lot more improvement, but tonight was great.”

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The 2-0 victory over the Jets was the first time Rudan’s team had scored two goals in a game this season. And it appears the head coach thoroughly appreciated the performance of his players.

“Every single one of them were fantastic tonight.” He offered

“They did their jobs perfectly well.”

A couple of days ago, Rudan claimed his low-scoring team is not Real Madrid or Manchester City. However, Western Sydney’s victory, coupled with a clean sheet, indicates otherwise.

“We are much more than a sole defensive as a unit.” Rudan concluded.

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Meanwhile, on Friday, Newcastle’s first defeat of the A-League Men campaign at the CommBank Stadium meant they had gone five games without a win against the home side.

“We just got beaten by a better team in the key moments,” Newcastle Jets coach Arthur Papas said.

“We were confident at halftime that we could get back in the game, without a doubt.

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“But the second goal takes the stuffing out of you because it comes from a poor transition.”

Despite trailling, the Jets had a fantastic chance to get back into the game but a beautiful save from Wanderers goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas denied the Jets a chance.

“When you miss chances, you are not going to get many chances,” Papas said.

“We didn’t care for the ball too much. We changed a couple of things in the second half, but it just wasn’t good enough in the end.

“Now we move forward and regroup for next week’s game.”

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Edith Yankuba
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A curious journalism student seeking knowledge from the world via stories and all things football. Covering the 2022/2023 A-League season for Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners.

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