MX23RW : Thursday, September 20 07:25:02
Oct 18, 2014 at 9.30am UK at ​Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Sydney FCSydney FC
3-2
Western SydneyWestern Sydney Wanderers
Gameiro (45'), Ognenovski (50' og.), Brosque (80')
Ryall (23'), Ibini (56'), Ognenovski (60')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Bridge (19'), Janjetovic (24' og.)
Santalab (34')
Saba (69')

Result: Sydney FC stage fightback to beat rivals Western Sydney Wanderers

Sydney FC complete a comeback to beat rivals Western Sydney Wanderers 3-2 in the A-League.

Sydney FC fought back to beat their fierce rivals Western Sydney Wanderers in a five-goal thriller, after trailing 2-0 in the first half.

Mark Bridge opened the scoring for the visitors in the opening 20 minutes, only for Sydney goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic to palm the ball into his own net, failing to clear a looped shot.

Vitor Saba of the Wanderers scuffles with Corey Gameiro of Sydney FC after being shown a red card during the round two A-League match between Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Allianz Stadium on October 18, 2014© Getty Images

Corey Gameiro scored his second goal in as many games to give his side hope on the stroke of half time.

The hosts then equalised through Sasa Ognenovski after a scrambled corner deflected off several players and dribbled into the empty net.

The intensity of the derby appeared too much for some as Vitor Saba saw red for a reckless lunge with 20 minutes remaining.

Sydney completed the comeback as Alex Brosque took advantage of his side's extra man advantage, smashing the ball past Ante Covic in the Wanderers goal.

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