Sydney FC leave it late to clinch thrilling win

Sebastian Hassett 12:04 AM   A stunning eight-minute spell early in the second half has laid the platform for Sydney FC to keep their hopes of claiming the Premier's Plate alive - but not before a spirited fightback from the Newcastle Jets.

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Phoenix storm home with last-gasp winner

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 17:  Roly Bonevacia of the Phoenix is challenged by John Hutchinson of the Mariners during the round 26 A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Central Coast Mariners at Westpac Stadium on April 17, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

8:45 PM   Wellington ended their three-game goal-scoring drought in spectacular fashion on Friday with a 3-2 A-League win over Central Coast at Westpac Stadium.

Two senior Glory players headed for exit door

120111-AFR: Perth businessman, Tony Sage at home in his Perth Penthouse today Wednesday January 11, 2011. Pix- Tony McDonough.

Dominic Bossi 8:48 PM   Is this the start of a player exodus from Perth? They've admitted their guilt over three years of salary cap rorts, but there may be more pain to come for the Glory.

Socceroos' draw backpacker's dream

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Michael Cockerill 8:50 PM   Australia may be Asian champions, but we're only extras in a much larger production. In that sense we're not alone.

Wanderers' captain Topor-Stanley rested

Spared: Nikolai Topor-Stanely.

Dominic Bossi 8:40 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley will be rested for the club's match against Adelaide United on Saturday afternoon in order to be in peak condition for Asian Champions League.

Roar goal felt 'very bad' for Berisha

Besart Berisha

8:41 PM   Besart Berisha says Melbourne Victory aren't feeling the pressure despite the A-League Premier's Plate being potentially one win away.

City missing key men for assignment in Perth

Melbourne City coach John van't Schip.

Michael Lynch 8:44 PM   Melbourne City will be missing up to five first-choice players when they take on the disgraced Perth Glory in the meaningless fixture on Sunday night in Western Australia.

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Man Utd to fight Liverpool for Ings

Danny Ings (left) is in demand.

3:01 PM   Manchester United are ready to plunge Liverpool's summer transfer plans into disarray by attempting to persuade Burnley forward Danny Ings to reject a move to Anfield in favour of Old Trafford.

Perth Glory situation highlights unhappy marriage between sport and gambling

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Craig Foster 2:07 PM   The Perth Glory situation just made the unwelcome transition from 'saga' to bonafide 'debacle', not to mention setting an extremely dangerous precedent for the future.

Perth Glory fans call for owner Tony Sage to quit A-League club

Some Glory fans are hoping for a league-worst attendance to show disdain for Tony Sage.

12:31 PM   ​Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has pleaded with the club's fans not to go ahead with a planned boycott of Sunday's A-League clash with Melbourne City at nib Stadium.

We've let Pellegrini down, says Hart

Manuel Pellegrini manager of Manchester City looks despondent after defeat last week.

unknown 12:11 PM   Joe Hart claims Manchester City's players have failed manager Manuel Pellegrini this season and been baffled' by the dramatic slump that has left the champions battling to secure a top four finish.

Ryan clean sheet keeps Brugge in Europa

Mat Ryan celebrates with Club Brugge teammates last month.

9:13 PM   Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan has kept a clean sheet to help Club Brugge hold Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk to a scoreless draw in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

Chelsea look to overcome United

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5:24 PM   Chelsea will face an in-form Manchester United as they try to move one step closer to the English Premier League title at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Bulut may leave Wanderers

Bright spot for Wanderers: Kerem Bulut.

Dominic Bossi   In two months Kerem Bulut became a local hero. In two more he could be gone from Western Sydney Wanderers.

Glory hope to avoid mass player exit

Coach of Perth Glory, Kenny Lowe.

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe hopes players won't walk out on the club in the wake of the salary cap scandal.

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Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC - The Lowdown

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15:  Marc Janko of Sydney FC controls the ball during the round 21 A-League match between Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium on March 15, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett   Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC - The Lowdown

Glory admit guilt over A-League salary cap rorts

Resigned: Perth Glory chief executive Jason Brewer.

Dominic Bossi   Perth Glory have accepted Football Federation Australia's decision over salary cap rorts and will not protest the punishment of exclusion from the A-League finals and a $269,000 fine.

'Edgy' Berisha to haunt Roar again

The Melbourne Victory striker starred in Wednesday night's 2-1 win at Suncorp Stadium.

After a gleeful return to Brisbane, the nerves are out of Besart Berisha's system - and that spells even more danger for his former club Brisbane Roar.

Glory chief Brewer resigns after salary cap breach

Resigned: Perth Glory chief executive Jason Brewer.

Dominic Bossi   Perth Glory chief executive Jason Brewer has resigned from his position at the club and accepted full responsibility for the salary cap scandal that led to the club's expulsion from the A-League finals series.

Socceroos won't go easy on Asian minnows

Ange Postecoglou will demand all hands on deck for the matches.

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says players who choose not to take part in stage one of Australia's World Cup qualifying campaign will risk being overlooked for blockbuster clashes down the track.

Pressure could unsettle Victory in Premiers' Plate race: Arnold

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09:  Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold gestures during a press conference at Macquarie Field on April 9, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

Sebastian Hassett   Melbourne Victory need only a win to claim the Premiers' Plate but Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold reckons the pressure might do "funny things" to their arch rivals.

Ange Postecoglou: Perth Glory will 'get through' salary cap saga

Ange Postecoglou rang Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe to offer support.

Brad Elborough and Candice Barnes   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has weighed in on the controversy at Perth Glory as the club prepares to be slapped with a third show cause notice relating to alleged breaches of the A-League's salary cap.

Bulldogs won't move for A-League decider

Peter Gordon says all clubs are working towards improving their game-day experience for supporters.

The Western Bulldogs stand as a major roadblock to Melbourne Victory hosting the A-League grand final in their own city.

Perth Glory awaits FFA salary cap appeal decision

Glory chairman Tony Sage won't resign from the club.

FFA's independent disciplinary committee is expected to announce its finding later on Thursday on an appeal from scandal-hit A-League club Perth Glory.

Sergio van Dijk, Indonesian football's international man of history

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Jason Dasey   Former A-League Golden Boot winner Sergio van Dijk lives in Thailand, plays for Indonesia, made his name in Australia and was thinking about Malaysia.

Suarez and spice: nutmeg goal lights up Paris

On song: Suarez celebrates after scoring.

Henry Winter   With two stunning goals in the Champions League quarter-final, Luis Suarez shows why at $145 million he was a bargain basement buy for Barcelona.

Suarez at the double as Barcelona blow PSG away

Barcelona's Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez hit a brilliant second-half double as Barcelona appeared to end Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League dream for another year with a 3-1 quarter-final, first leg win at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.


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