Late penalty gives Adelaide second win in a row

Marcelo Carrusca converted a late penalty to give Adelaide United a 2-1 win over a Sydney FC side that had been reduced to 10 men after Alex Gersbach was sent-off during the first half.

Pablo Sanchez

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It seemed Sydney FC had just done enough to hold on for the point but a clumsy challenge by Jacques Faty presented Adelaide United with the perfect chance to make it two wins in two. 

It was a tough start for the visitors after left-back Alex Gersbach was rightly sent-off for a shocking challenge on Jimmy Jeggo in the first half.

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Adelaide would consider themselves unlucky not to have been leading at half time after Pablo Sanchez hit the crossbar and had a goal controversially ruled out for offside.

The Reds finally took the lead through Jeggo in the 62nd minute with an impressive strike, however one that did appear to take a deflection off Matthew Jurman.

Against the run of play Slovakian international Holosko surprised the Adelaide defence with a cleverly improvised finish to make it 1-1.

With the extra man Adelaide pressed for the winner and were given a lifeline through Carrusca's penalty to give Guillermo Amor his second win as a professional coach.


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Published 11 December 2015 at 9:49pm
By Nick Stoll