Feb 1, 2014 at 6.30am UK at ​Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
WellingtonWellington Phoenix
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
Hernandez (22' pen.), Cunningham (44')
Cunningham (27'), Boxall (27'), Hernandez (85'), Krishna (89')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Mabil (90')
Djite (50')

Result: Wellington Phoenix record win over Adelaide United

Two first-half goals are enough to earn Wellington Phoenix a 2-1 win over Adelaide United in the A-League.

Wellington Phoenix have defeated Adelaide United 2-1 to record just their third home win of the season.

Carlos Hernandex of the Phoenix is surrounded by team mates after scoring his penalty goal during the round 17 A-League match between Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United at Eden Park on February 1, 2014© Getty Images

First-half goals from Carlos Hernandez and Kenny Cunningham were enough to move Phoenix up one place to eighth in the A-League table, despite United netting a late consolation through Awer Mabil.

The home side started brightly, and midway through the first half, they opened the scoring when Hernandez converted from the penalty spot.

Phoenix continued to dominate as the match inched closer half time and doubled their advantage through Cunningham, who powered into the penalty area before curling a right-foot shot into the corner.

Wellington appeared to be coasting to the three points after pushing Adelaide onto the back foot for the majority of the second half, but Mabil bundled the ball home in added time to ensure a frantic finish.

However, time quickly ran out for the visitors as Wellington moved above Newcastle Jets in the standings.

Wellington's Carlos Hernandez celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Melbourne on January 18, 2014
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