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Sport 10-man Reds snatch draw with Mariners

18:36  17 february  2018
18:36  17 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A 10 - man Adelaide United have come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with the Central Coast Mariners in their A-League clash in Adelaide. The Reds were one man down for more than 70 minutes, with Ersan Gulum controversially sent off on 18 minutes.

A 10 - man Adelaide United have come from behind to force a dramatic 2-2 draw against Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium. The Reds were made to play more than 70 minutes a man down with Ersan Gulum controversially sent off on 18 minutes.

A 10-man Adelaide United have come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with the Central Coast Mariners in their A-League clash in Adelaide.© AAP Image/James Eslby A 10-man Adelaide United have come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with the Central Coast Mariners in their A-League clash in Adelaide. A 10-man Adelaide United have come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with the Central Coast Mariners in their A-League clash in Adelaide.

The Reds were made to play more than 70 minutes a man down with Ersan Gulum controversially sent off on 18 minutes.

Trailing 2-0 just before the hour, the home side fought heroically to grab a share of the spoils.

The first half was littered with controversy as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), or lack thereof, again became a talking point.

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A 10 - man Adelaide United have come from behind to force a dramatic 2-2 draw against Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium. The Reds were made to play more than 70 minutes a man down with Ersan Gulum controversially sent off on 18 minutes.

A 10 - man Adelaide United have come from behind to force a 2-2 draw against Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium. The Reds were one man down for more than 70 minutes, with Ersan Gulum controversially sent off on 18 minutes.

While the Mariners settled quicker, they took an unexpected lead after just seven minutes following the first of two game-defining decisions.

Referee Shaun Evans awarded them a free kick on the edge of the area for a foul on Andrew Hoole by Isaias, despite the ball clearly striking the hand of the attacker in the build-up.

Hoole completely wrong-footed Reds keeper Paul Izzo, sending him the wrong way.

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A 10 - man Adelaide United have come from behind to force a 2-2 draw against Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium. The Reds were one man down for more than 70 minutes, with Ersan Gulum controversially sent off on 18 minutes.

Ten - man Adelaide United fought back to snatch a point in injury-time in a dramatic 2-2 draw with Melbourne Heart at Coopers Stadium on Friday night. Victory would have seen the Reds go a point clear of Central Coast Mariners into second spot but they were relieved just to clinch a finals spot

Ten minutes later the game was turned on its head when Gulum was given a straight red card.

Hoole was again involved, sending speedster Trent Buhagiar through on goal with a defence-splitting pass.

As Buhagiar sped past Gulum, he made contact and the attacker went tumbling.

The contact was minimal but referee Evans had no hesitation in giving the Reds stopper his marching orders.

The VAR didn't review the incident as the United camp and home crowd fumed.

Central Coast tried to exploit the advantage with Hoole and Jacob Melling testing Izzo from distance, while Alan Baro forced a stunning stop from the Reds keeper at close range.

After the break, the Reds had a couple of early chances through Nikola Mileusnic and Ben Garuccio.

But instead, it was Central Coast who doubled their advantage, courtesy of Ryan Strain who inadvertently headed into his own net.

The home side pulled a goal back on the hour when Jordan Elsey rose highest to head home a teasing free kick from Garuccio.

The 10 men of United continued to push for a leveller and after a couple of near things, young striker George Blackwood smashed home a half volley with seven minutes left.

Teed up by Adlung, Blackwood controlled with his thigh before slamming his shot past Kennedy.

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