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Sydney United beat Brisbane Roar to make FFA Cup final

The goal was well crafted: United’s Tariq Maia, from a central location, passed to Taisei Kaneko along the right and he delivered a pinpoint cross towards Matt Bilic.

Bilic reacted quickly against a flat-footed Roar defence, jumping and powering a header past Brisbane goalkeeper Macklin Freke.

Matthew Bilic celebrates a goal. Credit:Getty

The opening half finished with a flashpoint: Brisbane were awarded a penalty when United defender Jordan Roberts was struck on the hand when trying to evade a Charlie Austin cross.

Roar captain Jay O’Shea took the penalty but United’s goalkeeper Danijel Nizic, diving full-stretch to his left, blocked the shot to leave scores locked 1-1 at halftime.

But Nizic couldn’t prevent Brisbane taking a 2-1 lead in the 63rd minute when the Roar’s English import Austin scored from the penalty spot.

Austin crashed his spot-kick high and straight, giving…

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