• Finally the champion... Central Coast Mariners players celebrate (Getty)
Central Coast Mariners made it fourth time lucky as it won its first A-League grand final with a 2-0 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday.
21 Apr 2013 - 4:23 PM  UPDATED 22 Apr 2013 - 10:07 AM

After three previous failures at the final hurdle, Graham Arnold's side finally broke its hoodoo thanks to goals in each half from veterans Patrick Zwaanswijk and Daniel McBreen in front of 42,102 fans at a heaving Allianz Stadium.

It proved a game too far for Premiers' Plate winner WSW as its fairytale debut season failed to deliver one last miracle against a Mariners side that would not be denied the championship.

How the A-League grand final played out on Twitter: