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A-League Wrap: Wellington grab crucial win, Wanderers hold Jets

1 February 2014 15:21

Wellington Phoenix claimed a 2-1 victory against Adelaide United on Saturday that has them knocking on the door of the A-League top six.

Costa Rican duo Carlos Hernandez and Kenny Cunningham netted before half-time to set up the crucial win at Eden Park.

Previously unbeaten in seven matches, a frustrated Adelaide outfit will return to Australia having missed the chance to move to fourth, with Awer Mabil's last-minute consolation coming too late for the tired visitors.

Busy all afternoon, Hernandez scored the first goal from a penalty and created the other in the shadow of half-time for Cunningham, who produced a slick finish.

The result boosts the Phoenix to just a point behind Adelaide, who had started the round in sixth place.

Elsewhere, a last-minute strike from Adam Taggart secured the Newcastle Jets a thrilling 2-2 draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers in an action-packed clash at Hunter Stadium.

Newcastle took the lead thanks to a wonder strike from Taggart midway through the first-half before the Wanderers levelled with a scintillating set-piece from Aaron Mooy on the stroke of half-time.

Western Sydney skipper Michael Beauchamp put his side into the lead just after the hour mark when he was in the right place at the right time to deflect a Josh Brillante clearance into the Jets' net before Taggart snatched a share of the spoils when he poked home in the 90th minute.

The draw sees the Wanderers maintain second spot in the A-League while the Jets are six games without a win.

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Competition
A-League
Date
1 February 2014
Game week
17
Kick-off
07:30
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Eden Park (Auckland)
Attendance
18056

Goals

C. Hernández (PG) 22'  
1 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 1
90'+3 A. Mabil

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
15
11
24 89'
20
23
# Player Bookings
23
31
17 90+3'
14
20

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A-League table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +8 35
2 17 +16 33
3 19 +13 33
4 18 +11 30
5 18 +8 29
6 18 -4 24
7 16 -1 21
8 18 -16 15
9 18 -24 10
10 16 -11 8

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