Marcelo Carrusca on the spot to give Adelaide late win over Sydney FC

  • Adelaide United 2-1 Sydney FC
  • Carrusca scores late penalty as Adelaide win back-to-back games

A last-minute Marcelo Carrusca penalty steered Adelaide to a dramatic 2-1 win over Sydney FC at Coopers Stadium. United were staring down the barrel of a draw against the Sky Blues, who were forced to play most of Friday night’s A-League contest with 10 men after the dismissal of Alex Gersbach on 28 minutes.

The Reds had taken the lead through Jimmy Jeggo just after the hour but a clever finish from Filip Holosko appeared to hand Sydney a share of the spoils. But in the dying stages Jacques Faty fouled Dylan McGowan at a Reds’ corner and referee Strebre Delovski pointed to the spot.

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