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United back to winning ways with 2-0 win

Adelaide United has defeated Perth Glory 2-0 at Coopers Stadium on Monday evening in Round 10 of the Isuzu UTE A-League.

Adelaide United has defeated Perth Glory 2-0 at Coopers Stadium on Monday evening in Round 10 of the Isuzu UTE A-League.

The Reds scored either side of halftime, with Lachlan Barr collecting his first A-League goal and Ben Halloran capping a slick team move midway through the second half.

More than 10,000 fans turned up to see the victory with United coach Carl Veart applauding the win.

Both teams fashioned numerous half-chances but lacked polish in the front third, struggling to find the right pass or space to shoot.

United had the first chance on 13 minutes with a quick attack where Halloran whipped in a powerful cross to the near post where Zach Clough headed over from close range.

The two sides continued look for openings but failed to create any clear chances until United broke the deadlock on 40 minutes.

Clough recycled a cleared Craig Goodwin corner, lobbing it back into the Glory penalty area, but it was punched away by Liam Reddy, who collided with Hiroshi Ibusuki in the process.

The punch wasn’t convincing and Barr charged through to meet Reddy’s clearance, meeting it on the full and heading the ball goal bound before it was helped over the line by Khelifi.

Full-back Panashe Madanha, in his starting debut, tore down the right wing before teeing up Isaías who rattled the cross bar with a curling lob from just outside the area.

The home side doubled its lead on 72 minutes with a well-worked, swift attack.

Ryan Kitto released the ball out of defence for Goodwin, whose first-time pass released Clough down the wing.

The English midfielder whipped in a cross to the back post where it was met by Halloran who side-footed past Reddy.

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