Western Sydney Shoot For Glory

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Aaron Mooy will be vital if the Wanderers are to take points away from Perth. Image courtesy of theaustralian.com.au/Getty Images
It’s a measure of how well Tony Popovic’s debutants, the Western Sydney Wanderers , are playing, that they were disappointed with their 2-1 loss to Newcastle.  The new kids on the block led early, with Japanese superstar Shinji Ono creating havoc, and probably should have added to their only goal before the Jets stole the three points.

Perth  sits in fouth, but Ian Ferguson’s team is yet to find any real consistency this season. The one constant, though, has been Glory’s form at home, where they have won all three matches. They kept clean sheets against the Roar and Heart, but conceded twice against Newcastle.

At this early stage in the season, the table is so congested that Perth could actually gain a share of top spot with a win on Sunday. The Wanderers proved when they travelled to Brisbane in late October that they have the fortitude to win away from home. After just three goals in total in their opening four games, Western Sydney’s matches have opened up the past fortnight, as both finished with over 2.5 goals . 

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