7 Dec 2014

Phoenix race home in Newcastle

7:04 am on 7 December 2014

The Wellington Phoenix came from behind to score three goals in less than six minutes and beat the Newcastle Jets 3-1 on Saturday night in their A-League football match in Newcastle.

The Phoenix striker Roy Krishna.

The Phoenix striker Roy Krishna. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

In-form former Socceroo Nathan Burns opened the scoring on the 73rd-minute mark, before All White midfielder Michael McGlinchey tapped in from Roly Bonevacia's shot off the woodwork a minute later, then Fiji international Roy Krishna hit a screamer home from outside the area on 78 minutes.

And although the Phoenix remain fifth on Australia's A-League table, there are now eight points between them and sixth place.

Bottom side - and Asian champions - the Western Sydney Wanderers' A-League campaign is in ruin after a 2-0 defeat at Adelaide United.

The Wanderers are now winless from 10 league games this season.

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