Western Sydney beats Newcastle in key A-League match

SYDNEY (AP) Spanish midfielder Andreu Guerao converted an 80th-minute penalty and Mitch Nichols added the winner six minutes later to give the Western Sydney Wanderers a 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets on Saturday in Australia's A-League.

Enver Alivodic gave the home side a short-lived 1-0 lead in the 73rd minute. Newcastle, which was taken over by Football Federation Australia earlier this year after its financially-troubled owner placed the team into voluntary liquidation, could have moved into first place with a win.

On Friday, leader Sydney FC stayed one point ahead of the Brisbane Roar after a scoreless draw. Newcastle sits in third place on nine points, followed by three teams on seven points: Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City and the Wanderers.

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