Wanderers make 10-man Macarthur pay

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Western Sydney Wanderers crushed Macarthur FC 4-0 at CommBank Stadium on Saturday night.

After not winning any games in their last six contests, both teams had much to prove.    However, it was the Wanderers who dominated.

With a Brandon Borrello goal in the third  minute, things quickly turned downhill for the Bulls.

Soon after, Craig Noone received a straight red card for a reckless challenge that was reviewed by VAR, reducing the Bulls to 10 men.

During the first half of the game, it seemed the Wanderers were full of wonders at Wanderland. Then, in the 37th  minute, Schneiderlin laid it on the plate for Amalfitano to shoot past Bulls keeper Filip Kurto. 

Two goals down at the end of the first half, Macarthur FC were forced to park the bus in the second half. 

As a result, the Wanderers continue to attack aggressively. In the 48th minute, Amalfitano unleashed a volley from the edge of the area, but a deflection took it out for a corner.

Still, on the offensive, Borrello and Amor Layouni both had close-range attempts, but Kurto pulled off an excellent double save in the 52nd minute.

In the 53rd minute of play, the Wanderers came close to scoring another goal with a scramble that led to a corner. However, that was quickly overturned by VAR for a penalty for a foul on Calem Nieuwenhof, giving the Red and Black another chance to score a third. 

Former Manchester United player Schneiderlin stepped up to the spot to score his first goal for the Red and Black in the 54th minute.

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Despite desperate changes for the Bulls, the away side had no chance of hitting back, as Nieuwenhof netted his second goal in two games to secure the 4-0 win at CommBank stadium. 

The home team now heads into the next game against Central Coast Mariners full of confidence. 

In the meantime, the Bulls face the struggling Brisbane Roar with lots of work to be done considering their captain is also out for the rest of the season.

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Western Sydney Wanderers 4 Brandon Borrello (3’), Romain Amalfitano (37’), Morgan Schneiderlin (56’), Calem Nieuwenhof (61’)

Macarthur FC 0

CommBank Stadium

Referee: Kurt Ams
Assistant Referees: Ryan Gallagher & Adam Powers

Fourth Official: Hassan Jomaa

Western Sydney Wanderers: LAWRENCE THOMAS (GK), GABRIEL CLEUR (JARROD CARLUCCIO 62’), TOMISLAV MRCELA, MARCELO GUEDES (C), TOM BEADLING (DANIEL WILMERING 80’), MILOS NINKOVIC (OLIVER BOZANIC 68’), ROMAIN AMALFITANO, MORGAN SCHNEIDERLIN, BRANDON BORRELLO, CALEM NIEUWENHOF (KUSINI YENGI 80’), AMOR LAYOUNI (NICHOLAS MILANOVIC 68’)

Unused subs: DANIEL MARGUSH (GK), ALEXANDER BONETIG

Macarthur FC: FILIP KURTO(GK), TOMISLAV USKOK, DANNIEL DE SILVA (JERRY SKOTADIS 77’), JAKE HOLLMAN (DANIEL ARZANI 77’), KEARYN BACCUS, IVAN VUJICA, ALEKSANDAR SUSNJAR, CRAIG NOONNE, AL HASSAN TOURE (JONATHAN ASPROPOTAMITIS 46’), ALI AUGLAH (CHARLES M’MOMBWA 64’), MATHEW MILLAR (JAKE MCGINNG 70’)

Unused subs: NICHOLAS SUMAN, BACHANA ARABULI,

Featured Image Credit: Steve Christo

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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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