Wellington Phoenix FC
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Sydney FC moved up to third in the A-League following a comfortable 3-0 victory away to leaders Wellington Phoenix, with both sides finishing the match with 10 men.
Jacques Faty handed the visitors the lead early on and Shane Smeltz made it two just before the half-hour mark, while Sebastian Ryall added a third.
Wellington lost Albert Riera to a second yellow card after 68 minutes and Sydney saw Smeltz follow for a straight red two minutes later.
The defeat leaves Wellington with a narrow lead at...
Wellington Phoenix leapfrogged Perth Glory and went top of the A-League standings for the first time in their history with a 2-1 win in Western Australia.
Roy Krishna put the New Zealanders ahead in the 23rd minute but Glory cancelled out the lead within six minutes as Ruben Zadkovich drew them level.
However, Phoenix were not to be denied and Krishna's ninth league goal of the season sealed a sixth away success for his side to leave them two clear of Glory and Melbourne Victory, who were 3-0 winners...
Wellington left it late to see off Adelaide, substitute Joel Griffiths opening the scoring in the 79th minute and Nathan Burns adding a second three minutes later, but the win moves them to within a point of Perth.
That is because the pacesetters had to settle for a fifth draw in their last six matches as their winless streak stretched...