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Fury back up to 3rd, after a great performance

Daliang Haichang 2 - Queensland Fury 3

15, Pugh

22, Talay

23, Quan

40, Talay

65, N'gog


Pugh on great form, with a superb game overall

North Queensland Fury are back up to 3rd, with an away win over Daliang Haichang, with a goal from Danny Pugh, aswell as a brace from holding midfielder Ufuk Talay. Talay, only played with Zavon Hines suspended and poor fitness shown by Gai Assulian, and had a superb game. There was also a debut for Nemanja Matic, who arrived from Chelsea, and he played very well and jelled into the team well, making his debut for Fury.

Danny Pugh gave the away side the lead with a great run into the box, and a world class finish past Shoubo Sun, before Ufuk Talay made it 2-0 just 7 minutes later. Talay darted into the box and got on the end of a Jonathan Soriano cross, leaving the keeper with no chance. Daliang Haichang got themselves back into the game though, just a minute later. Lei Quan bundled the ball over the line, after a goalmouth scramble in the North Queensland Fury box. Ufuk Talay then looked to have sealed the result, just before half-time, with a superbly hit shot from the edge of the box. North Queensland Fury went on to win the game, despite David N'gog getting a goal back for the home team, with 25 minutes remaining. Good news for Fury, they're back to third just a point of top spot and goal difference seperates them with an automatic promotion. Bad news for Daliang Haichang though, they're bottom of the league without a point from their opening four matches.


Ufuk Talay now up to three goals for the season, with a brace.


Matic makes his debut for Fury, after joining from Chelsea during the week.


David N'gog pulled a goal back for the home side, but it wasn't enough as their now on the back of 4 straight defeats.

Dalian Haichang line-up: Sun, M.Zhao, Liu, Zhang, Vergara, Ahn, X.Zhao, Hu, N'gog, Zhang, Quan

North Queensland Fury line-up: Lewis, Wilkinson, Pugh, Wilson, Glauber, Soriano, Matic, Talay, Harewood, Ranger, Williams

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Javier Pastore runs riot as Nagoya Grampus hit four past sorry Sydney FC

Nagoya Grampus have made it 2 win in a row after a disapointing start to the season. Parker's men knew that they had a tough task against a good Sydney FC side but the ran out comfortable winners at the end of the game. A hat-trick from Javier Pastore and a poacher's goal from Varela moved Grampus from 12th to 8th in the division 1 table. Parker was pleased with the recent results but expect his team to keep this up and push for a top 6 finish.

Even though Nagoya Grampus had a shaky start, Sydney Fc couldn't caputalise with the 4 chances that they had in the first 10 minutes. First Kisel hitting the crossbar while trying a cheeky chip on the first minute then the refree waving an apeal for a penalty on the fourth minute while a long range shot from Brosque went wide and finally a superb save from Moya to keep the score o-o after a scramble in the box. Moya released the ball up the field with a long range pass to find Pastore who controlled it on his chest and volley it in the back of the net from 25 yards out. This was the setting stone for Nagoya Grampus and their play started to flurish from their on. It wasn;t long until Pastore made it two nil. A lovely through ball from Marchisio found Pastore and the young Argentinian cooly slotted it past Necevski. Pastore would complete his hat-trick on the 21st minute when an inch perfect cross from Marco Rossi found the head of Pastore and it was in the back of the net before the keeper knew about it. The away side had chances to increase their leads but a couple of fantastic saves from Necevski kept the score down to a mininum of three nil going in at the break.

Sydney Fc came out the trap like they did in the first half but Saha couldn't score on the 53rd minute. Another chance came their way minutes later Corica couldn't hit the target from 10 yards out. The home crowd got frustrated and the icing was placed on the cake when a poacher's goal from Varela made it 4-0. Kjaer then made a great clearing header off the line to give Moya his first clean sheet of the season.

After the game the Japanese media again caught up with Parker and he gave his insight on the game

"It think we played fantastically well today. We controlled the possession and could have scored more but four is good enough to see us climb up the table. We need to work on the way we start games and attack from the off and not soak up pressure. We need to keep these results up and hopefully push for a top 6 finish. Javier Pastore showed his quality today and I'm very pleased that I paid the £5 million for him because I believe he'll be a superstar for us."

Next up is a game against Al Ittihad. A team who have a similar record to Grampus with 2 losses and 2 wins.

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