Referees are influenced by 2 things. Very large crowds and teams that demonstrate superior skill. The Roar have found that to their advantage this year, when in previous year their under budget team bore the brunt of poor decisions.
Fury should have won this game 2-0 or better. But the grace of Heart's front line allowed them to get away with first an offside goal, and then a hand ball controlled goal. From there Fury were chasing the game.
So much for Perth's new broom in their 2-0 loss in Adelaide. Do teams still get fined for 5 yellow cards? There were a couple this week.