Dec 11, 2015 at 8.40am UK at ​Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
Sydney FCSydney FC
Jeggo (62'), Carrusca (95' pen.)
Elrich (6'), Galekovic (36'), Elsey (82')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Holosko (70')
Jurman (8'), Dimitrijevic (57'), O'Neill (81')
Gersbach (28')

Result: Adelaide United strike late to beat 10-man Sydney FC

An injury-time penalty from Marcelo Carrusca earns Adelaide United a 2-1 win over 10-man Sydney FC in the A-League.

A penalty from Marcelo Carrusca in the fifth minute of added-on time has earned Adelaide United a 2-1 win against 10-man Sydney FC in the A-League.

Sydney's Mickael Tavares had the first opportunity of the match but he was denied after connecting with a set piece, but after clear-cut chances proved hard to come by, Sydney were reduced to 10 men as Alex Gersbach was sent off for a high challenge on James Jeggo.

Marcelo Carrusca of United reacts after scoring a goal from a penalty kick during the round 10 A-League match between Adelaide United and Sydney FC at Coopers Stadium on December 11, 2015© Getty Images

The dismissal boosted Adelaide, who had Pablo Sanchez strike the crossbar just after the half-hour mark, before Michael Marrone fired just wide as Sydney made it to half time on level terms.

Ten minutes into the second half, Vedran Janjetovic made a save from Sanchez, who must have thought he would score from point-blank range, but shortly after the hour mark, Adelaide finally took the lead through Jeggo, who converted the rebound after he had seen his half-volley hit the woodwork.

However, despite their numerical disadvantage, Sydney required just eight minutes to equalise thanks to Filip Holosko, who chested the ball down before hitting it into the far corner.

It appeared as though the game would end in a draw, but deep into added-on time, Adelaide were awarded a penalty, which was duly dispatched by Carrusca to give the home side a dramatic victory.

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