ICYMI: Hyundai A-League Round 8 wrap

Twenty goals and six red cards highlighted an action-packed Round 8 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.

Catch up on all the weekend's action with our Monday morning wrap. 

VICTORY OLD BOYS TURN THE TABLES

Former Melbourne Victory players Andrew Nabbout and Daniel Georgievski chomped at the hand that used to feed them on Thursday night.

Georgievski scored a stunning opener and Nabbout bagged a brace as Newcastle ran out 4-1 winners at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Victory's cause was severely hampered when Mark Milligan was shown a straight red card in the 28th minute.

Jets

 

PERTH END AWAY DAY BLUES

Glory had lost their previous seven away games before overcoming ten-man Melbourne City 3-1 on Friday night.

After Mitch Nichols and Ross McCormack exchanged goals in the first half-hour, Osama Malik saw red for a studs-up challenge which led to a Perth penalty, converted by Xavi Torres.

Mitch Mallia came off the bench to grab Glory's third and consign City to a third loss in their last four matches.

Nichols and Mallia

 

DE SILVA DAZZLES ACROSS THE DITCH

Daniel De Silva was the star of Central Coast's impressive 4-1 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.

The young starlet pulled the strings for the Mariners, scoring his side's crucial second after a first-half own goal had put the visitors ahead.

Andrew Hoole's superb top-corner strike increased the advantage and while Dario Vidosic gave Wellington hope with a 70th minute header, Central Coast substitute Trent Buhagiar iced the cake late on.

Central Coast Mariners

 

HOME COMFORTS CONTINUE FOR SYDNEY FC

Sydney FC capped their Westfield FFA Cup-winning week with a 20th straight unbeaten outing at Allianz Stadium.

A David Carney strike and Adrian Mierzejewski's penalty gave the Sky Blues a 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes with Seb Ryall adding a third with ten minutes remaining.

Both sides finished the game with ten men after Avraam Papadopoulos and Matt Simon were shown straight red cards following a second half altercation.

Jack Hingert's late goal was only a consolation for Roar.

Sydney FC

 

JOSEP'S UNHAPPY HOMECOMING

Josep Gombau endured a miserable return to his former club with Ryan Kitto's brace giving Adelaide United a 2-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Spaniard watched as his captain Robert Cornthwaite was sent off for two yellow cards inside the first 20 minutes.

Baba Diawara missed a first-half penalty, but Kitto spared his blushes with a goal either side of the break.

Adelaide’s Ben Garrucio became the sixth player to receive a round 8 red card when he was sent off with 13 minutes remaining.

Kitto and Mileusnic