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Newcastle draws with Wanderers after late goal

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2014 at 5:36 am •  Published: February 1, 2014

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia striker Adam Taggart's second goal of the match in the final minute gave the Newcastle Jets a 2-2 draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League on Saturday.

Taggart gave the Jets a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute before goals from Aaron Mooy before halftime and Michael Beauchamp in the 65th gave the second-place Wanderers the lead.

Western Sydney pulled to within four points of first-place Brisbane pending the Roar's match Sunday against the Central Coast Mariners to conclude the round.

In the other Saturday match, Wellington beat Adelaide 2-1 in the New Zealand capital after Costa Rica internationals Carlos Hernandez and Kenny Cunningham gave the Phoenix a 2-0 halftime lead. Adelaide was on a seven-match unbeaten streak.

The last-place Melbourne Heart, playing for the first time under the ownership of English Premier League side Manchester City, overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat Sydney FC 2-1.

Jonatan Germano scored in the 52nd minute and David Williams in the 89th after Corey Gameiro gave Sydney FC and its captain Alessandro del Piero the lead in the 39th minute.

Last week, Manchester City took control of the struggling Heart, purchasing its license in partnership with Australian National Rugby League side the Melbourne Storm.

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