Western Sydney Wanderers continued their excellent recent derby record as Kwame Yeboah's late goal gave them a deserved 1-1 draw against Sydney FC at Bankwest Stadium.

Sydney have dominated the A-League this season and are eight points clear of second-place Melbourne City with two games in hand.

However, their only two defeats of the campaign came courtesy of 1-0 reverses against the Wanderers, who played behind-closed-doors hosts on Saturday.

Adam Le Fondre applauded and bowed to the deserted stands when he put the Sky Blues in front after 35 minutes – reacting quickest when Daniel Lopar parried Kosta Barbarouses' effort to net a 17th goal this term.

But Western Sydney responded impressively, dominating the second half and earning the fortune that came their way eight minutes from time.

Yeboah did not appear to know much about Simon Cox's shot when the ball struck him and spun beyond a helpless Andrew Redmayne in the Sydney goal.

The Wanderers lie eighth and retain post-season ambitions as they sit a point behind sixth-place Western United, having played a game more.

Sydney FC went 13 points clear at the top of the A-League after coming from behind to hammer Melbourne Victory 4-1.

The league leaders fell behind in the fifth minute, Marco Rojas breezing past Alex Wilkinson all too easily before rifling home an early opener.

Yet Milos Ninkovic levelled prior to half-time and Sydney led when Anthony Caceres curled a 64th-minute effort in off the post from the edge of the box.

Two minutes later Le Fondre, the A-League's top scorer this season, chipped over Lawrence Thomas for his 16th goal of the season, with Giancarlo Gallifuoco only diverting the ball into the corner with his desperate intervention on the line.

The hosts ended the game with 10 men when last-man Tim Hoogland was somewhat harshly dismissed for a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge on substitute Trent Buhagiar in the area three minutes from time.

With Le Fondre off the pitch, Kosta Barbarouses stepped up and converted the penalty to make it 4-1 and leave Graham Arnold's side 13 points clear of Melbourne City, who they also have a game in hand on.

Besart Berisha, the A-League's all-time top scorer, added another two to his tally in Western United's 5-1 demolition of Adelaide United.

Riley McGree had cancelled out Berisha's first, but Alessandro Diamanti, Max Burgess and Connor Pain all found the net before the visitors' prolific striker scored his second of the game and 15th of the season.

The win moved Western United above Adelaide into sixth.

Adam le Fondre pulled clear at the top of the A-League scoring charts with his 14th goal of the season in a dominant 3-0 Sydney FC win at Melbourne Victory.

Le Fondre, previously tied with Jamie Maclaren on 13, applied a close-range finish shortly before the half-hour mark to open the scoring and tee up a simple Sydney victory.

The league leaders are now 11 points clear having added to their advantage in the second half.

Kosta Barbarouses, Le Fondre's strike partner, doubled Sydney's lead, before Alexander Baumjohann made it 3-0 with his first goal for the club.

However, both sides ended with 10 men, as Leigh Broxham, already on a booking, brought down Baumjohann, who lashed out and was shown a straight red card.

Earlier in the day, Wellington Phoenix edged past basement side Newcastle Jets 2-1 at Sky Stadium.

Newcastle peppered the home goal with 28 attempts but could find no way through before substitute Jaushua Sotirio netted for Phoenix with his first touch after 53 minutes.

A Jets goal finally arrived 13 minutes later through Abdiel Arroyo, yet Wellington's response was swift, Ulises Davila - the creator of the opener - striking to clinch the points.

Sydney FC held on to claim a 2-1 win at Newcastle Jets to increase their unbeaten run to 10 A-League matches and open up a 12-point lead at the summit.

Steve Corica's men have only dropped points in two matches this season and continued their wonderful run of form at rock-bottom Newcastle, though the defending champions made hard work of the victory.

Adam Le Fondre opened the scoring with his 13th goal in as many games this season, rounding off a lovely move, only for Jets to peg Sydney back through Steven Ugarkovic's gorgeous 25-yard strike into the top-right corner.

Kosta Barbarouses restored the visitors' lead in the 36th minute when tucking away Milos Ninkovic's cut-back and that proved decisive, though Newcastle did pile the pressure on in the second half, with Abdiel Arroyo striking the crossbar.

Victory leaves Sydney in fine shape at the A-League summit with 34 points, a dozen more than Melbourne City – who face Brisbane Roar on Saturday.

Sydney FC surged five points clear atop the A-League as Adam Le Fondre spearheaded a 5-1 thumping of Brisbane Roar on Saturday.

Le Fondre notched twice inside the opening 45 minutes and completed his hat-trick near the end to help the champions increase the gap to second-placed Melbourne City.

Milos Ninkovic scored in between the striker's first-half double and substitute Trent Buhagiar made it four a minute after his 85th-minute introduction.

The fleet-footed forward set up Le Fondre's third moments later and only a stoppage-time Roy O'Donovan penalty prevented Brisbane from suffering complete humiliation.

Robbie Fowler's men have lost four of eight games this term to sit second from bottom.

Wellington Phoenix earlier snatched a late 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers to pile the pressure on Fowler's former Liverpool team-mate Markus Babbel.

Babbel had been under pressure ahead of the trip to Westpac Stadium and his job appears to be in danger following a fourth successive defeat.

Ulises Davila converted Wellington's winner from the spot in the 89th minute after his shot struck Pirmin Schwegler in the arm, which led to a penalty following a VAR review.

Jaushua Sotirio had opened the scoring against his former club shortly after the interval, before Nicolai Muller dragged the Wanderers level in the 64th minute.

But the visitors were unable to hang on for a point and find themselves behind fourth-placed Wellington on goal difference.

Wellington Phoenix profited from a contentious penalty as they came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory at Adelaide United on Sunday.

Liberato Cacace went down under the barest of touches from George Blackwood and referee Adam Fielding pointed to the spot, enabling Ulises Davila to convert the 71st-minute winner.

A VAR review cleared the decision as Wellington took a decisive lead four minutes after David Ball got their equaliser, the English striker having squeezed a shot through Paul Izzo.

Though underwhelming for much of the match, Adelaide had looked set to snatch all three points thanks to Nikola Mileusnic's superb sliced volley after half-time.

But the Reds were trailing within 15 minutes and failed to deny Ufuk Talay's team a second successive win, which lifts Wellington off the foot of the A-League table.

Third-placed Adelaide are six points adrift of new leaders Sydney FC, who claimed a clinical 2-0 triumph on the road against Western United.

Adam Le Fondre netted both goals from Alexander Baumjohann assists to lead Steve Corica's men two points clear of Melbourne City.

The diminutive striker headed in a 27th-minute corner and completed the scoring following a fast break in first-half stoppage time.

United attempted 22 shots in total but have now failed to score amid a three-game losing streak.

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