Best moments of FFA Cup 2019: Newcastle's comeback leaves Victory and Nabbout stunned
The FFA Cup 2019 Round of 32 was full of surprises, and among the most stunning and thrilling was Newcastle Jets' come-from-behind 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.
The first half was largely uneventful until a ripping strike from Andrew Nabbout rifled into the net in first half stoppage time, a goal the former Jets striker refused to celebrate.
Nabbout popped up again in the second half to poke home a second to secure both his double and what seemed like a safe passageway to the Round of 16 for Victory.
But Newcastle weren’t ready to say die, and instead mounted an impressive comeback sparked by a Johnny Koutroumbis' wonder strike in the 71st minute.
The Jets picked up momentum and eventually capitalised through Dimitri Petratos with 10 minutes to play, as the creative midfielder took a sumptuous touch into the box, opening up the space for a thunderous left-footed strike which rattled into the back of the net.
The game progressed into extra time and that was when the Jets rounded off an unbelievable comeback.
Petratos played in Patrick Langlois on the edge of the box who turned his defender and fired a low-trajectory dagger past Lawrence Thomas and into the bottom left corner of the goal.
After going two goals behind the Jets had a one-goal advantage, and with seven minutes to play in the second half of extra time they held on to their lead, producing one of the most memorable comebacks of the 2019 FFA Cup campaign.