Jan 26, 2014 at 8am UK at ​Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta, Sydney
Western SydneyWestern Sydney Wanderers
3-1
Perth GloryPerth Glory
Santalab (28'), Mooy (35'), Bridge (71' pen.)
Cole (59')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Smeltz (56')
Sciola (23'), Risdon (47')

Result: Western Sydney Wanderers win on Australia Day

Result: Wanderers win on Australia Day
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Western Sydney Warriors celebrate Australia Day with a comfortable 3-1 A-League victory over Perth Glory at the Parramatta Pirtek Stadium.

Western Sydney Wanderers celebrated Australia Day with a comfortable 3-1 A-League victory over Perth Glory at the Parramatta Pirtek Stadium.

Marquee signing William Gallas was in the Glory lineup but the former Arsenal defender could not prevent his new club from falling two-nil behind at the break.

Perth striker Shane Smeltz gave away possession on the halfway line in the buildup to Sydney's opening goal on 28 minutes as a breakaway from Aaron Mooy and Mark Bridge set up Brendon Santalab.

The striker converted a tap in from five yards and three minutes later he played a role in their second as he was fouled for a free kick which Mooy struck, via a deflection, past Danny Vukovic in the Perth net.

Smeltz, the A-League's all-time top goalscorer, pulled one back for the Glory 11 minutes after the interval, as he latched onto a fine pass from Chris Harold before burying a shot into the bottom corner.

However, the visitors could not complete their comeback as Shannon Cole earned Tony Popovic's side a soft penalty and Bridge converted casually from 12 yards to secure Sydney maximum points.

Brendon Santalab of the Wanderers celebrates his goal during the round 14 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC at Parramatta Stadium on January 11, 2014
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