Wanderers fans celebrate after defeating the Jets during the round 27 A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney at Hunter Stadium.
Wanderers fans celebrate after defeating the Jets during the round 27 A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney at Hunter Stadium. Tony Feder - Getty Images

Western Sydney become 2013 A-League minor premiers

WESTERN Sydney Wanderers are the new A-League minor premiers after smashing the Newcastle Jets 3-0 at Hunter Stadium on Good Friday.

The Wanderers' triumph makes them the first expansion club in Australian football history to win a trophy in their debut season.

The Jets meanwhile, who needed a win to keep alive their finals hopes, finish the season in eighth place.

A Mark Bridge double and a Rocky Visconte stunner capped off a remarkable league campaign for the A-League expansion club, topping the table in its first-ever season 57 points.

"I'm obviously happy, content. No real big feelings right now," an almost speechless coach Tony Popovic said.

Read more at ABC news online.


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