Hyundai A-League's 10 greatest games of 2017: No.8 - Wanderers end Sydney's unbeaten season
As we edge towards the end of the year, we continue our look back at the 10 best Hyundai A-League matches of 2017.
Today we reach number 8 on the countdown as we return to Round 20 of the 2016/17 season, where Western Sydney Wanderers ended Sydney FC’s hopes of an unbeaten season.
Heading into the Sydney Derby, the Sky Blues were dominating the A-League and had gone 19 games without defeat.
But that mattered little with Brendon Santalab’s superb goal putting the Wanderers into the lead just past the midway point of the opening stanza.
Tension rose throughout an even contest as Tony Popovic’s men inched towards their biggest result of the season.
Danny Vukovic and Vedran Janjetovic both produced fine saves to heighten the drama while the league-leaders were denied a late penalty shout as their historic run came to an end after 20 rounds.
Re-live all the action from the thrilling clash in the video above.