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Fourth-placed Wellington Phoenix beat bottom-side Adelaide United 1-0 in their A-League clash in Christchurch this afternoon.


A 22nd minute strike by Jon McKain separated the sides.


Adelaide failed to clear a corner from the left and McKain turned and slammed home a left-footed shot inside the far post.


On this sort of form, Adelaide are going to prove an embarrassment in the Asian Champions League.


The attendance in Christchurch was an excellent 19,279, which is triple what the Phoenix can normally expect in their own ‘cake tin’ in Wellington.