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.