The match was locked at 1-1 with either side poised to break the deadlock. 

Tensions were rising as a header from Mohamed Adam flashed across the box and Dylan Fox's waiting arm made contact. 


Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners: Player Ratings

Western Sydney Wanderers have completed a dream homecoming to Bankwest Stadium, defeating Central Coast Mariners 2-1 thanks to a Mitchell Duke brace.

17,091 fans inside Bankwest Stadium, and tens of thousands watching at home were waiting for over three minutes for referee Alireza Faghani to pull the game back for what looked like a clear and obvious error.

Fans on social media are already experiencing 'VAR fatigue' after last night's season opener saw Sydney FC's Kosta Barbarouses disallowed a goal that some believe, should have stood.