The Wanderers dominated the first 65 minutes, looking electric on the ball and taking the lead through Brendan Santalab.

But Phoenix rescued themselves through a superb Serb, Matija Ljujic showing his quality with a phenomenal late strike.

Ultimately, Wellington had late chances to win, but a draw was a fair result. Western Sydney paid for their lethargy once again.

Wellington Phoenix

Lewis Italiano – 6.5: Likes to sell dummies, which made him the most exciting Wellington player in the first half. Little else to do, except pick off the occasional cross.      

Daniel Mullen – 6.5: He’s a powerful player, and an all-round asset to Wellington.   

Tom Doyle - 6: Not a convincing crosser and looked vulnerable pressing forward, but a very willing worker.

Marco Rossi - 5: Driving runs forward, but left Mark Bridge with acres of space when pushing up-field and was withdrawn at half time.        

Andrew Durante – 7.5: Two games from the all-time A-League appearance record, and at 35 he’s still got it in spades.     

Dylan Fox – 6: Shaky at times and lost Santalab for the first goal. Withdrawn injured on the 60th minute.

Michael McGlinchey – 4: Sloppy control to waste a brilliant opportunity early and shot poorly for his other chance. Withdrawn at half time.