Western United’s inaugural A-League season has come to an end after going down 2-0 to Melbourne City in Wednesday night’s semi-final.
United were aiming for a grand final berth in their first-ever season, but were denied by their Victorian rivals, who qualified for their first A-League Grand Final.
City thought they had the lead after just 18 minutes when Jamie Maclaren put the ball into an unguarded net, however it was ruled offside.
Neither keeper was troubled in a tense opening half.
The deadlock was finally broken in the 66th minute after Aaron Calver gave away a penalty for a foul on Maclaren.
City’s ‘number nine’ converted the spot kick to put his side in front.
The lead was doubled with five minutes of normal time remaining following a City corner, confirming City’s place in the Grand Final.
Melbourne City 2 (Maclaren 68′, Imai OG 84′)
Western United 0
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