Sydney FC 1-2 Western United: Last-minute Lustica crashes Premiers' party

By Joe Wright 15 August 2020 6
Sydney FC 1-2 Western United: Last-minute Lustica crashes Premiers' party

Western United dampened the Sydney FC celebrations as they snatched a 2-1 win over the A-League Premiers on Saturday. 

A 90th-minute strike from Steven Lustica secured a sixth win in seven games for United and made their place in the Finals safe. 

Besart Berisha put the visitors ahead at Leichhardt Oval, reacting quickest to prod home after Alessandro Diamanti's effort had been parried upwards by Andrew Redmayne. 

Diamanti rattled the crossbar with a magnificent effort from near the halfway line but Sydney were level 52 minutes in when Adam Le Fondre headed in his 20th goal of the season. 

However, Lustica swept home from Dylan Pieras' cross to claim victory, as Sydney's trophy celebrations were somewhat soured after a fifth game in a row without a win.

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