Perth Glory shot to top of the ladder after following up last week’s 2-1 win over Wellington with a 3-2 triumph over Brisbane Roar.
Star Perth Glory striker Andy Keogh headed home a stoppage-time winner to lift his side to a 3-2 victory over Brisbane Roar in Sunday’s clash at nib Stadium.
The Roar appeared on track for their first win of the season after Mensur Kurtisi’s maiden A-League goal and an Henrique wonderstrike gave the visitors at 2-1 edge in the 55th minute.
But Keogh, who scored in the 49th minute after being brought down in the box by Jade North, ensured the Roar went home with nothing.
Keogh made it 2-2 in the 74th minute when his powerful strike deflected off Roar defender James Donachie and into the back of the net.
It was Donachie’s second own goal in as many weeks after his sliding effort gifted Adelaide a goal in last week’s 2-1 loss.
Although Keogh wasn’t rewarded with Glory’s second goal, he sent the 8789 crowd into delirium during stoppage time when his header bounced into the ground and in for a goal.
The result left last year’s grand finalists Brisbane and Western Sydney rooted to the bottom of the table with no points to their name.
In contrast, Perth sit on top of the pile after following on from last week’s 2-1 triumph over Wellington.
Keogh now has three goals to his name and shapes as the man to catch for this season’s golden boot.
The Irish international could have scored a hat-trick against the Roar had another one of his close-range headers not cannoned straight into the goalkeeper.
Highlights were few and far between in the opening half as both sides struggled to create clear-cut chances on goal.
Kurtisi broke the deadlock in the 39th minute when he latched on to Henrique’s square-up and fired home from close range.
Glory upped the ante in the second half, and it paid early dividends when Keogh was brought down in the box by a lunging tackle from North.
Keogh nailed the penalty, but Henrique silenced the crowd just minutes later when he fired home a bullet from the edge of the box after being given too much space by Glory’s defence.
However, it was Glory who had the last laugh, with Donachie finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, before Keogh latched on to a corner in stoppage time to seal all three points.