Kevin Muscat kicked Matt Thompson and only got a yellow. Newcastle went down to 10 when Robbie Kruse won his first penalty. A hand ball penalty was missed that would have made it 4-1.
Newcastle held out Melbourne defending very deep - great idea if you have a better defence than midfield. They look ominous. Fortunately they play Gold Coast on Wednesday before coming up here to play the Roar Saturday.
Perth v Sydney was boring and 0-0. The plus for foreign coaches is that they know how to defend. Something the Roar could use.