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2-1 win hands Melbourne Victory first wooden spoon

Melbourne City will be sweating on the fitness of Andrew Nabbout and Rostyn Griffiths for their first semi-final after both succumbed to injury in their 2-1 loss against Newcastle Jets.

Played in Sydney due to Victoria’s Covid restrictions, the match served as a final-tune up before finals for City but it quickly turned sour after both players went down in the first-half.

The result may have had little bearing for City having already wrapped up top spot but the loss ultimately condemns cross-town rivals Melbourne Victory to their first ever wooden spoon.

A point was all that was needed for Newcastle to leap off the bottom of the table – but a late winner from Apostolos Stamatelopoulos put them two points clear.

The Newcastle Jets stunned the minor premiers on Thursday night. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

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