A-League Goal of Matchweek 3 – Tate Russell
Tate Russell's thunderous strike not only clinched Western Sydney Wanderers' first win of the A-League season but also claimed Goal of Matchweek 3 honours.
The exciting 21-year-old wing-back raced on to Simon Cox's lay off and blazed a stinging drive past the outstretched hand of Newcastle Jets goalkeeper Jack Duncan from the edge of the box in the 57th minute at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Russell's second A-League goal in his 29 competition games earned Carl Robinson's side a two-goal advantage against the Wanderers head coach's former club, after centre-back Ziggy Gordon had opened the scoring with a seventh-minute header.
Captain Nigel Boogaard offer a response for the embattled Jets, pulling a goal back in the 73rd minute, but the Red and Black held on to claim a 2-1 win and collect their first points of the season, following an opening round home defeat against Macarthur FC.
Wanderers will aim to take the momentum from their triumph in the Hunter into Gameweek 4, when Robinson takes charge of his maiden Sydney Derby against defending Champions and Premiers, Sydney FC, at Stadium Australia.
Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday, 16 January 2021
Venue: Stadium Australia
Kick-off: 5.05pm AEDT
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