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Tumultuous week in Perth ends with bore draw

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Coming off an intense week was always going to be difficult for Perth Glory but they managed to hold on and nab a point as they fought out a 0-0 draw with Adelaide United at nib Stadium on Sunday night.

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Jacob Burns, the man who instigated the player revolt that saw Alistair Edwards fired this week, got some attentions from a section of the fans in Perth as he received jeers for his part in the scandal that unfolded this week.

Adelaide were riding high from their stunning 4-0 victory against the Mariners last week and came in on form, attacking for the opening stages of the matches and looked dangerous.

Those early stages were really the best the football got in what was an otherwise boring encounter, with Adelaide sure to rue a chance to have taken three points off a beaten down side.

Despite the player revolt that saw his father dismissed as manager, Cameron Edwards was still given the start being subbed off early in the second half.

Neither keeper was really troubled in the opening half although Danny Vukovic was given some work in the closing stages as Jeronimo let two good chances go begging, ending the half scoreless.

In the second half it was Glory who would have the few chances of the match with Jamie Maclaren being given time and space but he couldn't make the most of the chances that come his way.

In the 70th minute it was Burns who saved the day for Perth as he was able to stop Marcelo Carrusca who was bearing down on goal from close range only to be denied by Burns' desperate lunge.

Two minutes later Perth's tumultuous week continued as Ryo Nagai was stretchered from the field due to an injury in his leg that will have the Perth staff worried, with William Gallas, Shane Smeltz, Travis Dodd and Scott Jamieson already on the injured list.

Surprisingly left out of the Adelaide side, Sirgio Cirio, showed his manager what he was missing and nearly gave Adelaide a late winner as he had a late chance that he just couldn't get in the back of the net as Adelaide had to settle for a share of the points.

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