Andy Keogh has scored 4 objectives on his thirty fifth birthday to steer Perth Glory to a 5-1 A-League thrashing of Western Sydney Wanderers.
Keogh, who remarkably hadn’t scored in his earlier 18 appearances this season, snared two objectives within the first half and one other two after the break to maintain Perth’s march in direction of a once-unlikely finals berth rolling.
The Glory’s third win on the bounce attracts them inside three factors of the highest six, whereas the Wanderers now sit outdoors the finals locations on objective distinction.
Perth left the guests reeling after simply 5 minutes at HBF Park.
Diego Castro launched Kosuke Ota down the left hand facet and the full-back ripped an amazing low cross into the trail of Keogh to go residence.
The Irishman’s second objective was the most effective of the season.
Keogh had headed the ball right down to Bruno Fornaroli, who flicked it again.
The Irishman then smacked a long-range lob off the half-volley, over Wanderers goalkeeper Daniel Margush, who was caught off his line.
4 minutes into the second half, Western Sydney discovered a foothold within the sport by means of Bruce Kamau.
The attacker obtained the ball in area and with no Glory defenders transferring to press him, charged ahead and fired a cracking strike previous a diving Liam Reddy.
However quarter-hour later, Perth regained their two-goal benefit from the penalty spot.
Wanderers defender Patrick Ziegler was sliding in to dam Joel Chianese’s cross however the ball flicked up and caught his arm, with referee Daniel Elder pointing to the spot.
Margush dived the suitable approach however Keogh’s drilled penalty proved unstoppable. rounding out his hat-trick.
Within the 72nd minute, Chris Ikonomidis’ cross took an enormous deflection and drifted throughout objective however a leaping Keogh was readily available to faucet residence his fourth.
However Perth weren’t finished and deep into harm time, Osama Malik slipped a superb through-ball for Chianese, who completed clinically to finish the rout.