13 Apr 2014

Wanderers deny Kewell a winning send-off

6:00 am on 13 April 2014

The Western Sydney Wanderers have produced a stunning A-League football comeback to overrun the Melbourne Heart 3-2 and spoil Harry Kewell's farewell match.

The retiring Socceroo great looked set to end his professional career with a win when an Orlando Engelaar special and a deflected Jason Hoffman strike gave the Heart a 2-1 lead.

But late goals to Brendon Santalab and Youssouf Hersi grabbed all three points for the Wanderers, who locked up second spot on the ladder.

The loss condemned the Heart to their first A-League wooden spoon.