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Melbourne Victory fail to gain ground on 1st-place Perth in Australia's A-League


SYDNEY — Australia striker Nathan Burns scored the winning goal in the 77th minute on Sunday to give the Wellington Phoenix a 3-2 win over the Melbourne Victory in the A-League.

The Victory remained in second place, three points behind leading Perth. The Glory had a 2-2 draw with Brisbane on Saturday and have been able to maintain first place despite not winning five of their last six matches.

Marc Janko scored twice and Terry Antonis netted the winner in the 74th minute as Sydney FC extended the Western Sydney Wanderers' woes with a 4-3 win Saturday.

Kerem Bulut scored twice on debut for the Asian-champion Wanderers, who have only one win in 17 matches this season with five draws.

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