Western Sydney Wanderers 1 – 0 Sydney FC
Zac Sapsford scored the only goal of the game as Western Sydney Wanderers edged out Sydney FC in a thrilling Sydney Derby clash at CommBank Stadium.
The match was marred by a first-half injury to Sydney FC striker Brandon Borrello. The 23-year-old was forced off after just 10 minutes with a foot injury.
Despite Borrello’s early exit, Sydney FC created the better chances in the first half. However, they were wasteful in front of goal and failed to find the net.
Western Sydney Wanderers grew into the game in the second half and took the lead through Sapsford in the 72nd minute. The midfielder latched onto a loose ball in the box and fired home from close range.
Sydney FC pushed for an equalizer in the closing stages, but they were unable to find a way through the Wanderers defence.
The win was Western Sydney Wanderers’ first in the A-League this season. It also extended their unbeaten run against Sydney FC to four games.
Injury Dampens Wanderers’ Victory
While the win was a welcome boost for the Wanderers, it was tempered by the injury to Borrello. The striker is one of Sydney FC’s most important players, and his absence will be a major blow.
The full extent of Borrello’s injury is still unknown, but it is feared that he could be out for several weeks.
Sapsford Shines in Sydney Derby
Despite the injury to Borrello, there were some positives for Sydney FC. Sapsford was their standout performer, and he scored the winning goal.
The 25-year-old is a talented midfielder, and he is starting to show his potential. He has scored two goals in his last three games, and he will be hoping to continue his good form.
Wanderers Continue Their Unbeaten Run
Western Sydney Wanderers’ win over Sydney FC extended their unbeaten run in the A-League to three games. The Wanderers are now in fourth place in the table, and they will be looking to build on their momentum.