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Western Sydney beats Wellington 2-0 in A-League

February 8, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) — Asian club champions Western Sydney belatedly posted its first win of the Australian A-League season — in round 16 — by beating fourth-placed Wellington 2-0 on Sunday.

Nikita Rukavytsya gave the Wanderersa 1-0 lead at halftime and substitute Brendon Santalab clinched the win with a goal in the first minute of stoppage time.

Western Sydney — A-League grand finalists in each of the past two years, — had a record of four draws and nine losses going in.

Wellington has suffered back-to-back losses after a seven-match undefeated streak that carried near the top of the A-League table.

Perth leads the league by one-point from the Melbourne Victory after the weekend’s 16th round.

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