Nabbout stunner earns Jets a point

first_imgWestern Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets Western Sydney Wanderers 2 Newcastle Jets 2: Nabbout stunner earns point Tom Webber 19:57 2/16/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() AndrewNabbout - cropped Getty Images Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets Newcastle Jets Western Sydney Wanderers A-League Andrew Nabbout scored a stunning equaliser but Newcastle Jets had to settle for a point against Western Sydney Wanderers. Newcastle Jets missed a chance to further consolidate second place in the A-League despite Andrew Nabbout scoring a stunner in a 2-2 draw against Western Sydney Wanderers that included multiple key VAR uses.Nabbout’s fine finish into the top-left corner earned the Jets a share of the spoils against the Wanderers – who were awarded a second penalty of the match following a controversial handball decision – but only extended their advantage over third-placed Melbourne City to five points, while leaders Sydney FC now hold an 11-point advantage.AdChoices广告Western Sydney had what they thought was the opener chalked off when Chris Ikonomidis was adjudged offside following a video review, but Nikolai Topor-Stanley’s block on Marcelo Carrusca enabled Oriol Riera to slot home from the spot three minutes later. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player After Nigel Boogaard saw his header come back off the bar, Dimitri Petratos got Newcastle level with a lovely strike into the top-right corner in the 48th minute.Referee Peter Green awarded a second spot-kick when he deemed Topor-Stanley handled a ricochet in the area and, after checking footage of the incident, upheld the decision and Riera converted his second of the match from 12 yards.It took just 80 seconds for the Jets to restore parity, though. Nabbout dribbled in from the right and curled a marvellous effort with the outside of his right foot inside the far post.It looked like Jason Hoffman had found Newcastle a winner three minutes later, but the goal was ruled out for a foul on Vedran Janjetovic, who pushed the ball inside his own net under pressure from the right-back.We share the points after an enthralling second stanza! #WSWvNEW pic.twitter.com/trCdZ4Mph3— NEWCASTLE JETS FC (@NewcastleJetsFC) February 16, 2018last_img

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