SYDNEY — Bruce Djite and Marcelo Carrusca scored doubles as Adelaide United crushed Newcastle 7-0 in the 15th round of the A-League on Saturday.
Djite started the avalanche in the first minute and Carrusca scored twice during a 12-minute spell in the first half in which Adelaide scored three goals to take a 4-0 lead to halftime. Ultimately, Adelaide posted its largest win in the A-League since its 8-1 defeat of North Queensland in 2011.
The win lifted Adelaide to second place ahead of Sunday's clash between first-place Perth and third-place Melbourne Victory.
Fifth-place Sydney FC beat Central Coast 5-1 to end a seven-match winless streak.
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