Newcastle Jets have inflicted Melbourne City’s first defeat of the Hyundai A-League pre-season in a behind-closed-doors friendly in Melbourne on Wednesday.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
*The Jets prevailed 3-1 thanks to first half goals from Andrew Nabbout, Roy O’Donovan and Joe Champness.
*City responded after the break through defender Michael Jakobsen with a powerful header from a corner.
*Tim Cahill, who was named in Ange Postecoglou’s 23-man squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers, started for City.
*City almost pulled another goal back late on but Scott Jamieson hit the post with a header from close range.
Melbourne City: Dean BOUZANIS, Manny MUSCAT, Scott JAMIESON, Osama MALIK, Nick FITZGERALD, Neil KILKENNY, Bruce KAMAU, Ruon TONGYIK, Michael JAKOBSEN, Bruno FORNAROLI, Luke BRATTAN
Subs: Bradeyn CROWLEY, Daniel ARZANI, Denis GENREAU, Tim CAHILL, Christian CAVALLO, Ramy NAJJARINE, Dylan PIERIAS, Nathaniel ATKINSON, Yaren SOZER, James DELIANOV
Newcastle Jets: Glen MOSS, Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, Nigel BOOGARD, Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, Ivan VUJICA, Ben KANTAROVSKI, Wayne BROWN, Dimitri PETRATOS, Jose CHAMPNESS, Roy O’DONOVAN, Andrew NABBOUT
Subs: Nick COWBURN, Lachlan JACKSON, Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, Jack DUNCAN