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Nov 7, 2014 at 6.30am UK at Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
WellingtonWellington Phoenix
Western SydneyWestern Sydney Wanderers
Burns (80')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Nathan Burns goal sends Wellington Phoenix up to fourth place

Wellington Phoenix climb up to fourth place in the A-League ladder courtesy of a 1-0 victory over bottom side Western Sydney Wanderers.

Western Sydney Wanderers remain without a point in the A-League ladder having been defeated 1-0 by Wellington Phoenix at the Westpac Stadium.

The best chance of a goalless first half fell to Roly Bonevacia, but the Dutchman could not quite get a shot away after being picked out by Nathan Burns inside the box following some good play.

Nathan Burns of the Phoenix celebrates his goal during the round five A-League match between the Wellington Phoenix and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Westpac Stadium on November 7, 2014© Getty Images

Louis Fenton saw his strike hit the side-netting shortly after the hour as the hosts pushed for an opener, while Roy Krishna made an immediate impact off the bench to force Ante Covic into making a solid save.

Wellington finally made the breakthrough 12 minutes from time when Bonevacia released Krishna down the left, with the resulting cross into the area being diverted home by Burns.

Michael McGlinchey was gifted the chance to double his side's advantage from the spot shortly after when Burns was brought down, but Covic kept out the penalty to keep his side in the contest.

The Wanderers were unable to find a way through in the remaining time, however, ensuring that the Nix claimed all three points which sees them climb up to fourth place in the table.

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