Perth pull off dramatic comeback

Published on: 14 January 2019

Perth Glory twice trailed Western Sydney Wanderers by two goals before coming back to win a thrilling contest 4-3 at HBF Park.

The A-League leaders rallied to preserve their six-point lead over rivals Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC, while handing Wanderers a fourth straight defeat.

The visitors looked to be on course for victory when they led 3-1 with 13 minutes left but coach Tony Popovic confounded his former club, who he had guided to Asian Champions League glory, when Perth produced a stunning late comeback.

Perth netted all their four goals in the final 20 minutes, with Juande completing the revival when he netted the winner via an 86th-minute penalty.

Wanderers took the lead late in the first half through Kwame Yeboah, who was making his first start in the competition in over five years. It was a finish he knew little about, but ensured the visitors had an advantage at the break.

They doubled their lead when Roly Bonevacia struck home a well-placed strike with 23 minutes to go.

Perth, though, quickly pulled a goal back when skipper Diego Castro headed home. Wanderers boosted their chances of taking maximum points when Manyiel Riel Majok scored, but again the two-goal lead proved short-lived.

Defender Ivan Franjic scored his first Glory goal in the 79th minute after Alex Grant's header had cannoned off the crossbar.

Popovic's side equalised eight minutes from time when Andy Keogh scored from close range following a neat cross from Franjic and the remarkable comeback was rounded off by Juande's penalty, which was given after Wanderers defender Brendan Hamill had held Keogh in the box.

Perth Glory are 5/2 to win the Grand Final and 2/1 to win their next game against Melbourne City, who are 11/8 with the draw 21/10.

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Perth Glory twice trailed Western Sydney Wanderers by two goals before coming back to win a thrilling contest 4-3 at HBF Park.

The A-League leaders rallied to preserve their six-point lead over rivals Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC, while handing Wanderers a fourth straight defeat.

The visitors looked to be on course for victory when they led 3-1 with 13 minutes left but coach Tony Popovic confounded his former club, who he had guided to Asian Champions League glory, when Perth produced a stunning late comeback.

Perth netted all their four goals in the final 20 minutes, with Juande completing the revival when he netted the winner via an 86th-minute penalty.

Wanderers took the lead late in the first half through Kwame Yeboah, who was making his first start in the competition in over five years. It was a finish he knew little about, but ensured the visitors had an advantage at the break.

They doubled their lead when Roly Bonevacia struck home a well-placed strike with 23 minutes to go.

Perth, though, quickly pulled a goal back when skipper Diego Castro headed home. Wanderers boosted their chances of taking maximum points when Manyiel Riel Majok scored, but again the two-goal lead proved short-lived.

Defender Ivan Franjic scored his first Glory goal in the 79th minute after Alex Grant's header had cannoned off the crossbar.

Popovic's side equalised eight minutes from time when Andy Keogh scored from close range following a neat cross from Franjic and the remarkable comeback was rounded off by Juande's penalty, which was given after Wanderers defender Brendan Hamill had held Keogh in the box.

Perth Glory are 5/2 to win the Grand Final and 2/1 to win their next game against Melbourne City, who are 11/8 with the draw 21/10.

Source: bet365.com

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