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Wanderers end Sydney FC's unbeaten run in A-League

SYDNEY (AP) Western Sydney ended Sydney FC's 19-match unbeaten streak in the A-League 1-0 in a contentious local derby on Saturday.

Brendon Santalab's first-half goal crushed Sydney's hopes of an unbeaten season, which endured until the 20th of the regular season's 27 rounds.

Sydney's disappointment at missing out on that unprecedented achievement was heightened by its regret that at least three claims for penalties were waved away by referee Chris Beath. The most obvious incident came in injury time when Sydney captain Alex Brosque was tripped by a defender inside the penalty box.

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