Glory cruise past Adelaide

Perth Glory are closing in on a home final in the A-League play-offs after a polished 2-0 victory over Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.

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First-half goals from striker Billy Mehmet and industrious former Socceroo midfielder Jacob Burns were enough to give the Glory a vital three points.

Mehmet opened the visitors' account in the fifth minute - television replays later showed him to be offside - before Burns rocketed home a 20-yard half-volley to ensure the Western Australians temporarily have a hold on third spot with Wellington Phoenix not playing until Sunday.

Adelaide substitute Fabian Barbiero was sent-off five minutes from time for an off-the-ball digression with Perth enforcer Steve Pantelidis to cap a horror night for the Reds in front of a record season-low crowd of 5,898.

The loss has all but ended Adelaide's dwindling hopes of a finals spot as they sit in ninth, eight points off Newcastle Jets in sixth.

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