Last night’s matches | Other A-League | Asian U-23 Championships
A lucky win for Wellington Phoenix at home, and a teenage supersub saves Adelaide United11 January 2018 | FT Editor
Last night's matches
An early red card, a goalkeeping error and an own goal helped Wellington Phoenix to the second win of the season, while also halting Melbourne Victory's unbeaten streak. See all our photo of the day. This AAP report is repeated elsewhere.
To be fair, he does look a little older than 18, but Apostolos Stamatelopoulos was a teenage supersub for Adelaide United against Western Sydney Wanderers last night. He scored in the 86th minute to hand the Adelaide United a draw.
As Neil Cordy saw it, the Wanderers left a cavernous ANZ Stadium not unhappy with the draw after the visitors "huffed and puffed and almost blew the house down". The performance was good enough to see that Josep Gombau has "stopped the rot" at the Wanderers.
Dominic Bossi says the Wanderers appeared to lose momentum after Gombau made three substitutions, replacing three midfielders with a defender and two srikers. Anna Harrington for FOX Sports also referred to the substitutions as "bizarre".
It took just 36 minutes for Newcastle Jets' newcomer, Pato Rodriguez (pictured) from Argentina, to be welcomed into the fiercely passionate Jets' family. Ray Gatt says his pace and skills were evident from his first touch of the ball.
Paul Okon is angry about Josh Rose's red card in the match v Newcastle Jets, and suggests that the referee's approach to the game favoured the Jets. Despite that, he is proud of the way the team played.
Asian Under-23 Championships
Coach of the under-23s, Ante Milicic, says the Asian championships are a great opportunity for the young players to benchmark themselves against the best of their generation in Asia. Australia meets Syria tonight. You can catch some of the action on FOX Sports at 8pm AEST.