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Amor frustrated after Wanderers loss

Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor was frustrated by his side's loss to Western Sydney.
Amor frustrated after Wanderers loss
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Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor cut a frustrated figure after two big decisions went against his side in the Reds' controversial 2-1 loss to Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers Stadium.

Wanderers' defender Jack Clisby laid a crunching tackle on winger Sergio Cirio in the first minute and received a yellow card from referee Shaun Evans, despite the challenge forcing the Spaniard from the field minutes later.

Trailing 1-0 with an hour gone, Wanderers brought on Brendon Santalab who equalised soon after his introduction.

The striker then upended United midfielder James Holland in the closing stages with a bruising late tackle, which left the home side calling for a red card.

But referee Evans issued Santalab with a yellow card before the Wanderers No.11 popped up and scored the winner in injury time.

"The referee's decisions, I prefer not to speak (about them)," Amor said.

"The result is 1-2, now to speak about the referee or the linesman or the (possible) red card, it's not the solution.

"The two actions are strong actions, if it's a red card or not, this decision is for the referee."

Despite the loss, Amor said he was pleased with United's performance with promising signs from new recruits, Spanish striker Sergi Guardiola, Henrique and local young speedster Ryan Kitto.

The Barcelona great acknowledging the Wanderers continually prove to be a tough opponent for the Reds.

"It's better now to be calm and analyse (the game) well," he said.

"I think we played well in general.

"The game was a strong game, with Western it's always a strong game."

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