Sydney FC
Adelaide United
Hyundai A-League R24
Allianz Stadium
2015-04-04T08:30:00+00:00
Attendance
11,585

Wrap: Sydney FC 0 Adelaide United 1

A stunning Awer Mabil goal and an inspired performance by goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic has seen Adelaide United snatch a 1-0 win over Sydney FC at a rain-soaked Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

Despite being second-best for much of the contest, the Reds snatched all three points thanks to Mabil’s cracker just eight minutes from the end.

The Reds had their skipper to thank for the victory though, pulling off a string of fine saves throughout to keep his side in the contest.

The result sees Adelaide move to the top of the Hyundai A-League – at least until Wellington play Melbourne Victory on Sunday – and well in the hunt for the Premiers’ Plate while Sydney’s chances appear remote now with three rounds left.

WHAT THEY SAID

“It was a very important goal because the ladder is so close this year, so it's a good three points for us. The boys worked hard tonight so thank god for the win!” - Adelaide United's Awer Mabil

“We had a good game plan. I felt the boys played fantastically, we moved it around well. Eugene just had one of those nights where it doesn't matter how big the goal was he would have saved it.” - Sydney FC's Alex Brosque

GOALS

0-1 Mabil (82’) – A long ball forward by Galekovic was mis-read by the Sydney defence, allowing Mabil to pick up possession on the right wing. He drove at Nikola Petkovic and cut back inside on his left foot before arrowing a shot into the far corner which gave Sky Blues ‘keeper Vedran Janjetovic no chance.

KEY MOMENT

Seven minutes before half-time, Alex Brosque got in behind the Adelaide defence and was surging towards the box only to be hauled down from behind by Nigel Boogaard. Referee Chris Beath opted to show the Reds defender a yellow card when perhaps it could have been red. While Brosque was still some 25 yards from goal, there wasn’t another Adelaide defender close to him and his next touch may have been a shot on goal. It was a huge decision at a pivotal moment that went the visitor’s way and they made the most of it.

Hyundai A-League 2017/18
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Women 12 9 1 2 28
Sydney FC Women 12 8 1 3 25
Newcastle Jets Women 12 6 2 4 20
Melbourne City FC Women 12 6 2 4 20
Canberra United Women 12 5 1 6 16
Perth Glory Women 12 4 2 6 14
Melbourne Victory Women 12 3 2 7 11
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 12 3 2 7 11
Adelaide United Women 12 3 1 8 10
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne City FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Melbourne Victory Youth 8 4 1 3 13
Adelaide United Youth 8 3 2 3 11
Perth Glory Youth 8 3 1 4 10
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 8 2 1 5 7
# Club P W D L PTS
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 8 6 0 2 18
Sydney FC Youth 8 5 2 1 17
Newcastle Jets Youth 8 3 3 2 12
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 2 1 5 7
Canberra United Youth 8 1 0 7 3