Western United have leapt back into the top-six with a convincing 2-0 win over the Newcastle Jets.
An own-goal from Nikolai Topor-Stanley and a second-half tap-in from Dylan Pierias was the difference between the two sides as Western put together their first run of three straight games without a loss all season.
The win has put United into sixth place, leapfrogging Wellington and Western Sydney in the process while Newcastle is still rooted to the bottom of the table – as their winless run increases to ten.
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Western were in full control from the off, and similarly to the last meeting three weeks ago, Lachie Wales was in the thick of it for the opener – as his cross ricocheted in off an unsuspecting Topor-Stanley.
United had a second in the net when Alessandro Diamanti’s…