An audacious goal from Italian star Alessandro Diamanti has secured Western United another win in Tasmania.
With United’s clash at North Hobart Stadium on Saturday against Sydney FC seemingly headed for a scoreless stalemate, a piece of brilliance from the evergreen Diamanti clinched the champions a 1-0 win.
Having only entered the contest a few minutes earlier, Diamanti gathered the ball just inside Sydney’s half and spotted Sky Blues goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne off his line.
The 39-year-old playmaker then unleashed a shot from more than 40 metres out that was too good for a back-pedalling Redmayne.
Diamanti was subsequently shown a yellow card by referee Alex King for taking off his shirt during his celebrations.
However, he didn’t care as he soaked up the adulation of the 86th-minute goal as well as a much-needed win for United.
“I deserve it because I don’t give up,”…