- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

SYDNEY (AP) - Western Sydney Wanderers extended their A-League unbeaten streak to eight matches with a 2-2 draw against the Perth Glory on Saturday.

The Wanderers are three points clear of second-place Melbourne City, and five ahead of the Brisbane Roar, who close out the 11th round with a match against Central Coast on Sunday.

The Glory appeared set for a third home victory in a week when Mitch Oxborrow scored his first A-League goal an hour in, but Mitchel Nichols pulled the Wanderers level 20 minutes later.

Perth coach Kenny Lowe said the seven points from three matches have given his side’s season a much-needed boost.

“A lot of them did three games in seven days and some of them ran out of petrol with 15 to go, but that’s to be expected,” Lowe said.

Stefan Mauk and Paulo Retre scored goals 10 minutes apart in the first half for Melbourne City beat defending champion and city rivals Melbourne Victory 2-1.

The win was City’s fourth in a row.

Striker Besart Berisha scored the Victory’s goal on halftime.

Earlier, striker Roy Krishna scored from the penalty spot late to give the Wellington Phoenix a 1-1 draw with Sydney FC in an ill-tempered match.

Nine yellow cards were issued in the New Zealand capital, in a match which remained scoreless until striker Filip Holosko gave Sydney FC a lead with six minutes to go.

Newcastle and Adelaide played to a scoreless draw on Friday.

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