In one of the matches of the season, Perth Glory came from 3-1 down to beat Western Sydney Wanderers 4-3 at HBF Park. But not all fans saw it that way...
Kwame Yeboah gave the Wanderers an unlikely lead and when Western Sydney added another through Roly Bonevacia after the break, it looked as if Markus Babbel's side were leaving the west with an incredible upset.
The @wswanderersfc starting side tonight has an average age of 23. It includes three teenagers and two others 21 or under. Only one player over 30.— Joshua Thomas (@Joshua_Thomas97) 13 January 2019
Great to see Babbel giving youth a shot. #PERvWSW #ALeague
But half-time introduction Diego Castro sparked Glory into life, and even though the Wanderers struck a third through Abraham Majok - Babbel's counter-attacking ploys working wonders - Perth drew stronger as the match wore on.
In a stark reflection of the Wanderers' current defensive issues and mental fragility, Perth scored three unanswered goals within 10 minutes, through Ivan Franjic, Andy Keogh and a Juande penalty respectively, to round out 4-3 winners and send HBF Park into pandamonium.
There were controversies over two of Perth's goals however, with an offside Jason Davidson adjudged not to be effecting the play during Keogh's equaliser, before Keogh appeared to go down very lightly to win Juande's penalty.
It was the second time in a few days that an A-League cellar-dweller had shown incredible fight, just to remarkably collapse in the second half.
geez you have to feel sorry for the Central Coast Mariners— Matt Coleman (@_MattColeman) 13 January 2019
couldn't even win biggest capitulation of the weekend#PERvWSW
But with the status quo maintained - Perth move six points clear at the top of the table, the Wanderers fall to their eighth loss in 13 games to remain eighth - the pressure can only increase on the Wanderers' perenially-cool German coach.