Posted: Saturday February 2, 2013 4:07 AM

Late penalty gives Newcastle a draw with Sydney FC

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SYDNEY (AP) -Former Juventus and Italy striker Alessandro Del Piero gave Sydney FC a 12th-minute lead but two Ryan Griffiths penalties, including the second with a minute left in regular time, gave the Newcastle Jets a 2-2 draw in the A-League on Saturday.

Blake Powell's 57th-minute goal gave Sydney a 2-1 lead, but Griffiths' penalty, called when a Sydney player was given a red card for using his elbow to prevent the ball from entering the net, leveled the match.

Earlier Saturday, Jeremy Brockie's goal in the 41st minute gave Wellington Phoenix a 1-0 win over the Perth Glory.

On Friday, Daniel McBreen's 14th goal of the season in the 80th minute gave the first-place Central Coast Mariners a 2-2 draw with the defending champion Brisbane Roar.

 
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