11 Feb 2012

Victory upset Central Coast in Melbourne

4:37 pm on 11 February 2012

A moment of Harry Kewell magic has re-ignited Melbourne Victory's football season, sparking an upset 2-1 home win over A-League leaders Central Coast Mariners.

Kewell scored a sublime second half winner for the Victory after they had fought back from a goal down with the Socceroo's brilliant left-footed downward volley giving his side the lead.

And the Mariners were further hobbled when they went down to 10 men following defender Trent Sainsbury's 62nd minute sending-off for a late challenge on Victory's Fabio.

Victory coach Jim Magilton posted his first win in his sixth match with the club on a night of quality goals.

The Victory, who have struggled all season, now move to the edge of the top six while the Mariners remain seven points clear atop the table, but their lead could be cut by second-placed Wellington or third-placed Brisbane when those two clash at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.