SYDNEY (AFP) - Asian club champions Western Sydney Wanderers remain win-less in Australia's A-League this season after a 0-1 loss to Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.
The Wanderers are stranded in last place on the standings after in-form Fijian striker Roy Krishna scored the winner from the penalty spot.
While Ante Covic saved Krishna's initial spot kick, the Phoenix forward followed up to tuck away his fifth goal of the campaign.
Wellington's win consolidated a place in the top four, five points above fifth-placed Sydney FC.
Sydney suffered their third straight home loss, to Adelaide United, on Friday.
Adelaide rebounded from two straight losses of their own to win 3-0 through late goals by Bruce Djite, Spaniard Pablo Sanchez and Awer Mabil.
Melbourne Victory snatched a late 1-0 win on Saturday, with Brazilian Gui Finkler's brilliant late free kick sinking the Newcastle Jets.
Melbourne City held leaders Perth Glory to a 1-1 draw on Friday, with Richard Garcia's header cancelling out Aaron Mooy's opener.
Glory hold a four-point lead over Victory after 12 games.
The A-League continues through the New Year break, with two full rounds in the next nine days before breaking for the Asian Cup in Australia.