Western Sydney 2-0 Melbourne Victory: Dorrans, Yeboah score, Wanderers jump to the third spot

Graham Dorrans-Western Sydney Wanderers

Graham Dorrans and Kwame Yeboah score in a comprehensive win against Melbourne Victory.

Western Sydney Wanderers moved to third place in A-League after defeating Melbourne Victory 2-0 at home.

Wanderers were desperate for a win after drawing their last two games and deemed the favourites against bottom-most club Melbourne Victory.

Victory had their first sight at goal as Birkan Kirdar forced a save from Wanderers keeper Daniel Margush. Minutes before the half-time, the home side had a promising counter-attack in which Max Crocombe produced a top save against Keanu Baccus’ strike.

Wanderers had their breakthrough in the 72nd minute when they were awarded a penalty after Rudy Gestede’s horrible high boot on Bernie Ibini-Isei. Graham Dorrans successfully converted the penalty to give his side 1-0 lead.

Substitute Kwame Yeboah was close to doubling the lead for Wanderers after firing his shot wide off the post. But it wasn’t for long as the 26-year-old found the nets in the dying minutes of the game to put the game to bed. 

Victory would be regretting over the penalty they conceded, which was the breakthrough Wanderers were looking for. Melbourne Victory’s poor run in A-League continues as they are currently placed at bottom of the table.

Meanwhile, Wanderers have moved to the third position after not suffering any defeat in their last six outings. They will play Melbourne City in their next fixture.