English worldwide striker Emile Heskey maintained the hot start to his A-League job by netting the winner in Newcastle’s two-1 victory more than Western Sydney Wanderers at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday.
Heskey’s near variety flick from a Craig Goodwin cross in the 35th minute was his fifth goal in six video games, as the Jets came from behind to win.
Newcastle finished the game with ten guys following substitute Jacob Pepper acquired a 2nd yellow card just before the 90th minute.
The Jets survived a 2nd half bombardment from a Wanderers side urged on by the bulk of the 9,011 crowd.
Wanderers created some very good 2nd half possibilities, but were foiled by a couple of fine close range stops from Newcastle goalkeeper Mark Birighitti.
Western Sydney got off to a fine commence with Joey Gibbs scoring from close array in the 15th minute after some slick passing from Aaron Mooy, Youssouf Hersi and Shinji Ono cut the Jets defence to shreds
Ryan Griffiths equalised in the 27th minute with a header from a Scott Neville cross from the correct.
Heskey received in ahead of Nikolai Topor-Stanley to squeeze in his winner off the submit.
It was the very first time the fledgling franchise had conceded more than 1 aim in a game.
Newcastle are nonetheless seeking for their very first clean sheet of the season, but have scored at least twice in every of their past four matches.
Wanderers suffered a blow just before the game when skipper and defender Michael Beauchamp withdrew with an illness.