Brisbane tops Western Sydney 2-1 in A-League final

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 4, 2014 at 4:11 am •  Published: May 4, 2014
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BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Brisbane captured its third A-League title in four years, coming from behind to beat the Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 in extra time in Sunday's grand final.

Brazilian striker Henrique scored the winner six minutes into the second period of extra time to clinch Brisbane's win that follows its triumphs in 2011 and 2012.

After finishing 10 points ahead of Western Sydney in the regular season, Brisbane entered the match on their home ground at Suncorp Stadium as strong favorites. They went a goal down after 56 minutes when Matthew Spirnovic headed Western Sydney into the lead and needed an 86th-minute goal to Albania striker Besart Berisha to force extra time.

Henrique's goal in the 113th minute won the match and left Western Sydney runner-ups for the second straight year.