Wellington v Western Sydney: Nathan Burns, Matija Ljujic entry changes A-League clash

FRESH from a confidence boosting win over Melbourne Victory, Darije Kalezić found his Wellington Phoenix trailing to Western Sydney Wanderers on their own turf.

The Nix have been much criticised for their torrid season so far, but 1-0 down, the injection of Nathan Burns, and then impressive new signing Matija Ljujic, for his third appearance for the club, turned the game on its head.

It was a double change that can change the entire nature of Wellington’s underwhelming season.

Round 16

Burns, a former Johnny Warren Medal winner for the club, looks like being an enormous boon for the struggling club, but it was Ljujic who stole the headlines with a sparkling, unstoppable strike past Vedran Janjetovic to level proceedings.