Outcome of independent Match Review Panel - Round 8

After his send-off in Saturday night's Sydney Derby, Wanderers goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic has been hit with a suspension.

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Davidson and Con Diomis – convened on Monday, 17 December 2018 to consider an incident involving Vedran Janjetovic of Western Sydney Wanderers FC in or around the 26th minute of Western Sydney Wanderers FC’s Hyundai A-League Round 8 Match against Sydney FC on Saturday, 15 December 2018.  

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The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Janjetovic was issued with a direct Red Card by the Referee.   

The MRP determined that Janjetovic had committed the offence of “Denying the opposing team an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, as prescribed in Law 12 of the Laws of the Game.” 

The MRP confirmed that Janjetovic will serve a suspension of one (1) match, being the mandatory match suspension and the minimum sanction for the offence.  

The Wanderers keeper will miss his side's trip to Adelaide to take on the Reds on Boxing Day.