Late goal sees City edge past Wanderers in W-League

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A late Adriana Jones goal secured Melbourne City a 2-1 comeback win over Western Sydney Wanderers in their New Year's Day clash at ANZ Stadium.

The Wanderers were on their way to breaking through for their first win of the W-League season when Georgia Yeoman-Dale struck from long range in the 14th minute on Tuesday.

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However, City hit back through midfielder Tameka Butt, who floated her shot over Wanderers goalkeeper Nicole Simonsen just before half-time.

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And just when it appeared the home side would net just their second point of the season, their hearts were broken when Jones found herself one-on-one with Simonsen late in the match.

Jones caught a Wanderers defence napping when she chased through a routine through ball from deep in City's half, and coolly touched past an advancing Simonsen for the winner.

The victory for City entrenches them in fifth spot on the ladder, while the hapless Wanderers have now lost three on the trot and remain anchored to the bottom with a solitary point.

City's win also completes the ninth round of the W-League, which is still led by Melbourne Victory after their 2-1 win over Perth Glory.

In the other two matches, Canberra drew with Brisbane 1-1 and Adelaide beat Newcastle 3-2 to end a three-game winless run and consolidate second spot.

Source AAP