Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City

Current Score

  • Western Sydney Wanderers 2
  • Melbourne City 1

Match Profile

  • Time 7:30 PM AEDT 2 November 2012
  • League Australia A-League
  • Round Round 5
  • Venue Parramatta Stadium
  • Attendance 8,075

Western Sydney Wanderers

Wanderers WSW

Melbourne City

Melbourne City MCT
Goal Scorers
  • M. Bridge
    • 28minutes
  • P. Gerhardt (OG)
    • 51minutes
Goal Scorers
  • J. Tadic
    • 57minutes
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 1
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0
14 May 2014 - 6:03pm

Wanderers record second victory

  • Aerial assault ... Joey Gibbs controls the ball in the air (Getty)
Western Sydney Wanderers recorded its second straight victory in the A-League after beating Melbourne Heart 2-1 in a closely fought contest at Parramatta Stadium on Friday.
2 Nov 2012 - 5:32 PM  UPDATED 14 May 2014 - 6:03 PM

Mark Bridge, who grabbed the club's first-ever goal to secure a historic 1-0 victory over Brisbane last week, remains the only Wanderers player to have scored after Heart defender Patrick Gerhardt gifted the host its second of the match with an own goal.

Croatian striker Josip Tadic got one back for the visitor in the 57th minute but it wasn't to be in front of a crowd of 8075.

Both teams, who had posted only one win so far this season, came out firing in a physical encounter.

Less than 10 minutes into the match, Heart midfielder Jason Hoffman tackled Wanderers fullback Jerome Polenz.

Japanese star Shinji Ono then took matters into his own hands, bringing Hoffman down a moment later to earn a yellow card with the incident sparking a heated exchange between several players.

Western Sydney's first chance of the match was the result of another foul - this time on Wanderers defender Adam D'Apuzzo just outside the box - with Aaron Mooy stepping up to take the free kick but misfiring.

But it was former Sydney FC striker Bridge who found the back of the net in the 29th minute as a result of a great ball by Mooy into the box.

The Wanderers came out looking to create chances in the second stanza with impressive Dutch import Youssouf Hersi playing a precision cross to Ono, who forced a save from gloveman Clint Bolton with a spectacular bicycle kick 10 minutes into the half.

Hersi played another cross into the box moments later but it was Gerhardt who got on the end of it, the Liberian sending it into the back of the net in a clearance gone horribly wrong.

It didn't take long for Heart to get one back with Aziz Behich crossing the ball to Tadic who beat Wanderers goalkeeper Ante Covic with a sensational volley.

Mooy looked like widening the gap with a powerful shot less than half an hour from time but Bolton saved the effort.

Heart fired shots thick and fast in the last 20 minutes with Gerhardt trying to make amends and Richard Garcia also prominent.

Polenz got in on the action with a shot of his own just shaving the woodwork.

Match Commentary

minute code event
87 YC Yellow card awarded to M. Marrone of Melbourne City
87 SI Substitute in S. Cole of Western Sydney Wanderers
87 SO Substitute out Y. Hersi of Western Sydney Wanderers
87 YC Yellow card awarded to S. Mitchinson of Melbourne City
85 SI Substitute in N. Kalmar of Melbourne City
85 SO Substitute out M. Thompson of Melbourne City
84 YC Yellow card awarded to M. Poljak of Western Sydney Wanderers
78 YC Yellow card awarded to A. D'Apuzzo of Western Sydney Wanderers
72 SI Substitute in L. Haliti of Western Sydney Wanderers
72 SO Substitute out S. Ono of Western Sydney Wanderers
71 SI Substitute in D. Macallister of Melbourne City
71 SO Substitute out J. Hoffman of Melbourne City
69 YC Yellow card awarded to S. Colosimo of Melbourne City
65 YC Yellow card awarded to J. Gibbs of Western Sydney Wanderers
57 G GOAL (Melbourne City): Scored by J. Tadic
51 OG OWN GOAL (Melbourne City): Scored by P. Gerhardt
28 G GOAL (Western Sydney Wanderers): Scored by M. Bridge
27 YC Yellow card awarded to J. Tadic of Melbourne City
9 YC Yellow card awarded to S. Ono of Western Sydney Wanderers

Match Statistics

Western Sydney WanderersWSW

Melbourne CityMCT