A battling Western Sydney Wanderers scored a deserved but fortunate late equaliser to hold A-League leaders Sydney to a 1-1 draw in a fast-paced and feisty derby on Saturday.
Adam Le Fondre's 35th-minute tap-in looked set to earn Sydney maximum points, but a dominant second-half effort from Wanderers was rewarded. An 82nd-minute Simon Cox shot from outside the penalty area took a heavy deflection off Kwame Yeboah, which gave Sydney goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne no chance of saving.
Cox and substitute...
A condensed A-League season looks set to play out almost entirely in Sydney and Melbourne under a revamped schedule that is close to finalisation.
Wellington Phoenix general manager David Dome gave an insight into the overhauled nature of the league caused by the need to isolate teams and reduce travel because of the coronavirus.
Dome revealed Australia's two biggest cities will be hubs for the remainder of the regular season, which will be completed by mid-April at empty stadiums.
It's Monday. Time to talk about the good, bad and ugly from Round 23 in the A-League. But first ...
The health and safety of staff and officials
Much like when bushfires ravaged parts of Victoria and New South Wales earlier this season, this weekend provided a reminder as to the real-life importance of football and sport.
With the threat of COVID-19, the safety of people working in and around the A-League must take primary importance. Similarly to the Australian economy itself, however, the competition's...