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Diamanti goal, interview, video, reaction, Western United vs Sydney FC

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,”…

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