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Wanderers grab late leveller against Victory

Michael Lynch 10:23 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers went home with a point after a 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory on Saturday night in an incendiary game they dominated for long periods, Brendon Santalab's stunning long-range strike late in the game cancelling out Besart Berisha's first-half opener. But they nevertheless laid down a marker that they are the team to beat in this year's title race.

A-League: Jets strike with upset win over City

Eyes on the prize:  Jets' Jason Hoffman tackles Harry Novillo of Melbourne City.

Emma Kemp 8:01 PM   Newcastle pull off a major upset at Hunter Stadium to beat highly-fancied Melbourne City 2-1.

Perth Glory: Win over Wellington Phoenix boosts A-League playoff hopes

Chris Harold heads the winning goal for the Glory.

7:19 PM   ​Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe's focus is still firmly fixed on the A-League play-offs, his hopes bolstered by a gritty 1-0 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.

Flares do not pass muster in the A-League

Wanderers fans let off flares during Saturday's A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Western Sydney Wanderers at ...

I used to argue that flares at soccer matches were all part of the theatre, drama and glamour of the occasion. Not in Australia.

FFA sends rocket to flare toters

The FFA said it would not shy away from weeding out troublemakers.

Football Federation Australia has slammed the behaviour of Western Sydney Wanderers' fans on Saturday night while the Wanderers themselves say such fans have "no place" at their club.

Aloisi pushes Maclaren's Socceroos case

Striking form: Brisbane Roar striker Jamie Maclaren netted his 10th goal of the season in Saturday's victory against the ...

Vince Rugari 4:24 PM   Jamie Maclaren won't disappoint if Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou calls him up for next month's World Cup qualifiers, says Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi.

Wanderers lay down championship marker while Victory must regroup

Missed: Wanderers goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne cannot stop Besart Berisha from scoring in Victory's 1-1 draw on Saturday night.

Melbourne Victory and Etihad Stadium are usually a match made in heaven. Which is why Saturday night's sizzler may ultimately prove a significant marker for the finals formguide.

How long will A-League clubs be able to compete with Chinese?

Michael Cockerill

The massive spending power of Chinese clubs threatens to put them in a league of their own on the Asian stage.

Vardy signs to complete Leicester's perfect day

In the form of his life: Jamie Vardy (right).

11:11 AM   England striker Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with Premier League leaders Leicester City that will keep him at the club until June 2019.

Fiorentina draw with Bologna in Serie A

Fiorentina's Federico Bernardeschi.

10:39 AM   Fiorentina have failed to keep up the pressure on the top two in Serie A as they were held 1-1 at Bologna after midfielder Mati Fernandez was sent off early in the second half.

Berisha deserved red: Popovic

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 06:  Besart Berisha of the Victory celebrates with Connor Pain after scoring the first ...

David Manuca 7:58 AM   Western Sydney coach says Melbourne Victory should have been reduced to ten men in the top-of the-table clash on Saturday.

Leicester now EPL favourites after win over City

Leicester's Robert Huth celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Manchester United.

6:08 AM   Bookies have installed Claudio Ranieri's side as title favourites after their ruthless 3-1 demolition of Manchester City on Saturday.

Wanderers tested us to the limit: Muscat

Wanderers' coach Tony Popovic has a word to referee Ben Williams as they leave the field after the match.

Melbourne Victory boss Kevin Muscat admits his side was given its toughest test of the season by Western Sdyney Wanderers.

Brisbane Roar destroy lacklustre Mariners

Luis Garcia of the Mariners and James Donachie of the Roar challenge for the ball.

Brisbane Roar has sent a stern message to A-League rivals by tearing a 10-man Central Coast to shreds with a ruthless 4-0 win on Saturday.

China's football revolution comes at a cost for the Socceroos

Taking the money: Trent Sainsbury signed a lucrative deal to play in China. Picture: Ryan Osland

"Australian players have won the lottery" but is there a hidden cost to signing with the new cashed-up giants of China?

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Pellegrini ensuring easiest of transitions to Guardiola

Manuel Pellegrini will be replaced at the end of the season.

Jonathan Liew   There is a video on YouTube of Manuel Pellegrini's arrival as Manchester City manager, back in July 2013.

City look for defensive stability

Hamming it up: Melbourne City players enjoy a light moment at training.

If ever a club needed to sign a defender it was Melbourne City, struggling with an injury-prone defence and a propensity to leak goals unmatched by any teams in the A-League other than cellar dwellers Central Coast Mariners.

Arnold caught in discussion sweeping world football

Craig Foster dinkus Dinkus

Graham Arnold finds himself caught in a discussion sweeping world football – the nexus between beauty and efficiency, and the subjective nature of that debate. 

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Sydney FC battle to 2-2 A-League draw with Adelaide United

Drought broken: Matt Simon celebrates his well-taken goal.

Lee Gagliardi   Adelaide United extended their unbeaten run to 10 A-League matches following a hard-fought 2-2 draw with Sydney FC.

Wanderers marquee faces fight to return to match squad

Under-performer: Import Frederico Piovaccari is on the outer at the Wanderers.

Struggling Italian marquee Federico Piovaccari faces an uphill battle to win back a place in the Wanderers match day squad

Josip Simunic and three small words 'interpreted the worst way possible'

Josip Simunic is fighting to clear his name.

David Polkinghorne   How a Canberra-born soccer star is trying to regain his reputation after three words linked him to Croatian fascists and Nazi Germany.

Women's sport pioneers leave wonderful legacy for future generations


Canberra and women's sport will be the ones shedding tears after the exits of Carrie Graf and Heather Reid.

World rankings blow to Socceroos' World Cup hopes

Ange Postecoglou looks a satisfied man as he watches the semi-final on Tuesday.

A horror draw in the next stage of qualifiers awaits the Socceroos after their slide down the FIFA world rankings.

Ranieri warns Leicester about Man City's 'magicians'

Top-scorer: Jamie Vardy (centre) and his Leicester City teammates come up against Manchester City this weekend.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has warned his players that Manchester City's "magicians" can pick up three points even if the Foxes play a perfect game, when both sides meet in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Wilkinson joins City, but won't play Jets

Latest signing: Socceroos defender Alex Wilkinson has joined Melbourne City.

Melbourne City have confirmed Socceroos defender Alex Wilkinson will be joining the title-chasing club in a deal that will take him through to the end of the current A-League season.

Muscat not looking for Valeri replacement

Club man: Leigh Broxham will play his 200th game for Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says he is not chasing an injury replacement for captain Carl Valeri, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a virus that has affected his balance.

A-League finals series rewards mediocrity

Michael Cockerill

The bloated finals series robs the league of a crucial ingredient - pressure.

China looks like soccer's El Dorado

Yaya Toure of Manchester City (left) is reported to have been offered staggering sums to play in China.

The impact Chinese clubs have had on the January transfer window has been staggering. 

Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers - The Lowdown

Happy days: Mark Bridge is in sparkling form this season.

Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers - The Lowdown

Garcia's impact has made Mariners re-think marquees

A revelation: Luis Garcia's arrival at the Mariners has shown owner Mike Charlesworth the value of marquee players.

He has only played 75 minutes of A-League football but the remarkable contribution of Luis Garcia to the Central Coast Mariners has led the club to realise the value of marquee players, according to coach Tony Walmsley.

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