Ten-man Phoenix hold Heart
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Melbourne Heart failed to make the most of an opportunity to continue their late Australian A-League finals charge as they drew 2-2 with ten-man Wellington Phoenix.

Roy Krishna gave the Phoenix a sixth-minute advantage before Jonatan Germano's thunderbolt levelled matters on the half-hour, with Wellington suffering a further blow three minutes later with the dismissal of defender Ben Sigmund.

Phoenix then regained the lead against the odds through Tyler Boyd 11 minutes into the second half, but David Williams' spot-kick six minutes later earned a point for Heart, which leaves them one place and three points below their opponents.