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We've earned home FFA Cup final: Glory

  • We've earned home FFA Cup final: Glory

Perth Glory have a chance at redemption for losing last year's FFA Cup final after advancing to the 2015 decider following a 3-1 win over Melbourne City in the semi-final at nib Stadium.

Glory's Gyorgy Sandor opened the scoring before City levelled courtesy of debutant Matthew Millar.

Perth led 2-1 at halftime following an own goal, and Chris Harold delivered the sealer for the home side in the 72nd minute.

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Glory were the better side, despite the brilliance of Aaron Mooy again for City, and they play the winner of next Wednesday's other semi-final between Melbourne Victory and Hume City.

The final takes place Saturday, November 7.

Both sides came out playing attacking football in the first half of Wednesday night's match, with Sandor opening the scoring in the 24th minute.

It was the Hungarian's third goal in three appearances, and it was a cool finish as he picked up the save by City 'keeper Tando Velaphi following an on-target header by Harold.

Mooy continued to be a threat for City and it was another on-point corner that saw Millar take advantage and score with a header.

The first half ended in bizarre fashion with an own goal to Glory after City defender Ben Garuccio chipped the ball away from Perth striker Guyon Fernandez, but put it over his own 'keeper, Thomas Sorensen, who had replaced Velaphi after a nasty clash of heads with Fernandez.

City were inches away from an equaliser in the 71st minute with a cracking strike by Mooy, and then just wide in a follow up by David Williams.

Straight away Perth went up the other end, and, with Spaniard Diego Castro setting him up, Harold put a shot under Sorensen to put the Glory into a second straight FFA Cup final after losing to Adelaide United last year.

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