Western Sydney Wanderers 3 Melbourne City 2: Rukavytsya late show sinks 10-man City

Nikita Rukavytsya secures 3-2 win over Melbourne City for Western Sydney after Connor Chapman had been sent off for manhandling the referee.

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are off the bottom of the A-League ladder for the first time this season after Nikita Rukavytsya's injury-time goal gave them a 3-2 win over Melbourne City on Wednesday night.

The Wanderers showed great resolve to come from behind twice and snatch just their second win of a difficult season and first at Pirtek Stadium.

Goals to Safuwan Baharudin and then Aaron Mooy - either side of Mateo Poljak's first-half equaliser - looked to have City on track for a vital win in their chase for the finals.

But the Wanderers weren't done, first getting level through a Tomi Juric penalty before Rukavytsya struck in stoppage time.

The winning goal came after City's Connor Chapman had been sensationally sent off for manhandling referee Strebre Delovski.