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Report: Keogh and Ikonomidis send Glory top of Hyundai A-League

Andy Keogh and Christopher Ikonomidis fired Perth Glory to the top of the Hyundai A-League ladder after beating Adelaide United 2-0 in Sunday afternoon’s Remembrance Round clash.

The Irishman nabbed a poacher’s finish midway through the second half to register his fourth goal in four Hyundai A-League games.

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Ikonomidis then sealed the match on the cusp of stoppage time after being teed up by Glory substitute Fabio Ferreira.

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Earlier, Keogh and Perth strike partner Joel Chianese had squandered several well-crafted first half opportunities.

Chianese rattled the crossbar following a lovely release from the Dubliner, before Keogh flashed his partner’s bouncing cutback high and wide soon after.


Tony Popovic’s side were forced into a few moments of last ditch defending throughout the match, but had rarely been troubled by shots on goal from the Reds.


It made Keogh’s eventual opener a deserved breakthrough moment, with the striker bundling home the scraps after Alex Grant’s header was brilliantly palmed away by Paul Izzo.

And the Western Australians made the match safe in the final minute of normal time when Ferreira teed up Ikonomidis to tap into an empty net.


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Hyundai A-League 2018/19
# Club P W D L PTS
Perth Glory 26 17 6 3 57
Sydney FC 26 16 4 6 52
Melbourne Victory 26 14 5 7 47
Adelaide United 27 12 8 7 44
Wellington Phoenix 26 11 7 8 40
Melbourne City FC 26 10 7 9 37
Newcastle Jets 26 9 5 12 32
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 26 6 6 14 24
Brisbane Roar FC 27 4 6 17 18
Central Coast Mariners 26 3 4 19 13