Rudy Gestede struck a goal in each half as Melbourne Victory beat Wellington Phoenix 2-0 in a battle of the A-League’s bottom two.
Victory climbed off the foot of the table, leapfrogging their visitors courtesy of Gestede’s double at AAMI Park.
Jake Brimmer provided the ammunition for both as the hosts ended a three-game losing streak in a fixture that saw seven yellow cards.
Grant Brebner’s side took the lead deep into first-half stoppage time when former Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa forward Gestede met Brimmer’s right-wing corner with a firm header.
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The same combination led to the hosts’ second, Brimmer sending over a corner which Gestede nodded in after 49 minutes.
Despite 18 attempts, Wellington could only hit the target once as their run without a win at this stadium was extended to 11 games.
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