A strike from Kosta Barbarouses in the second half was enough for Sydney FC to secure a narrow 1-0 victory over Perth Glory and move up to fourth in the A-League as the match ended under circumstances unusual with some lights going out at Jubilee Stadium on Wednesday and lightning nearby

Under A-League rules, the result was held despite the match ending one minute before full time with four more minutes of extra time to play

Barbarouses secured the winner nine minutes after half-time as Glory failed to score in seven away matches against Sydney FC

The match was played on a greasy surface after the start was delayed by 45 minutes as a lightning storm swept across southern Sydney before kick-off

The Sky Blues have created countless scoring opportunities, but Glory goalkeeper Liam Reddy has created several inspired blocks

It was another night of bad luck in front of the Sydney FC goal, with the defending champions struggling to break through Reddy’s defenses Despite Reddy’s form, the veteran shooter should have prevented the Barbarouses’ winning strike with the shot at low angle glowing in his hands

Sydney FC’s attacking actions have been stepped up for the game with Alex Baumjohann replacing the rested Calem Nieuwenhof

Perth was also bolstered by the well-chosen return of Andy Keogh after Diego Castro was sidelined for a month the day before the game

Glory coach Richard Garcia surprisingly left midfielder Neil Kilkenny engine on the bench, with the regular skipper only entering the fray in the final 10 minutes

The Sky Blues could have been out of sight at the break with striker Bobo denied twice, first with a point-blank block that ricocheted off the crossbar, then a one-stop save. hand

Attacking midfielder Milos Ninkovic, who created plenty of openings, had his own opening in the first half, but once again Reddy rose to the challenge

Perth enjoyed their positive moments in attack, especially wide Carlo Armiento was a constant source of concern for the home side

Perth Glory has always seemed capable of defeating its opponents in the counterattack thanks to Bruno Fornaroli, Keogh and Armiento

The Sky Blues survived a nervous final few minutes to pass five points drifting from first place with a game in hand, while Glory remains ninth

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Sydney FC are declared the 1-0 winners in the 89th minute after a thunderstorm shuts off the floodlights

Sydney FC wins 1-0 over Perth Glory after a thunderstorm turns off the lights and abandons play in the 90th minute

A strike from Kosta Barbarouses in the second half was enough for Sydney FC to clinch a narrow 1-0 victory over Perth Glory and climb to fourth in the A-League

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Sydney FC vs Perth Glory

World News – AU – Sydney FC vs Perth Glory – Football Match Report – April 7, 2021 – ESPN

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