Ftsf the Nix
Two minutes after his goal, Ljujic could have written himself into Phoenix folklore. Janjetovic played sweeper-keeper in all the wrong ways, heading a ball straight to the Serbian, but his volley from near the right touchline sliced wide and out for a goal-kick.
The Phoenix continued to be the better side thereafter and looked more likely to get a winner.
Their cause was helped three minutes from time when Wanderers centre back Brendan Hamill was sent off for a second bookable offence.
Matthew Ridenton could also have won it for the Phoenix in GETTY IMAGES injury time as he rushed through one-on-one, but he looked indecisive in front of goal with support looming and his shot was comfortably saved.
The point means the Phoenix remain last. Wellington Phoenix 1 (M Ljujic 75’) Sydney Wanderers 1 (B Santalab 28’) . HT: 0-1.
Phoenix midfielder Michael McGlinchey tries a shot against Western Sydney last night.