The Wanderers won their fifth straight A-League match beating the Newcastle Jets 2-1 at Campbelltown Stadium after the Melbourne Heart inflicted yet another loss on the Glory, winning 2-0 at AAMI Park.
Western Sydney's win moves the competition's new boys into second spot on the ladder on 38 points, just four behind league leaders Central Coast and two ahead of third-placed Melbourne Victory.
The Heart also leap-frogged the Jets into fifth spot with their win over the Glory that sees Perth remain last and without a win for eight straight matches with the last four being scoreless losses.
The Wanderers set up their win over Newcastle with a goal to Youssouf Hersi just before half-time and then a second in the 84th minute to Mark Bridge. Newcastle got one back through a terrific strike from Ruben Zadkovich in the 91st minute, but it wasn’t enough.
It was Western Sydney's fifth straight victory, the best run of any team this season, and coach Tony Popovic was equally delighted with his side's effort as with the hosting of the game by Campbelltown Stadium for the day.
"The table doesn’t lie and we are there on merit at the moment. This was just a fantastic day," Popovic said.
"The fans were brilliant here in Campbelltown with the noise they created and it was certainly a home game atmosphere for us."
Jets coach Gary van Egmond felt his side was much better in the second half than the first, but it wasn’t enough to bridge the gap in the end.
"We were a little bit Jekyll and Hyde tonight. There were moments in the first half where we created some good opportunities, but I thought in the mainstay they looked to run the midfield and we probably had Ryan Griffiths too high at times and couldn’t get control of the game," van Egmond said.
"In the second half we obviously arrested that problem and we started to look a little bit better in controlling the game, but we still coughed up an easy goal."
In Saturday's other game, the Glory once again looked non-threatening and at times disinterested as the Heart took advantage to record a comfortable 2-0 win at home.
Goals to Nick Zalmar in the 23rd minute and Eli Babalj in the 57th secured the three points for the Heart, who were far from their best but they didn’t need to be anywhere near that to beat the lacklustre visitors.
Glory coach Ian Ferguson is disappointed that budget cuts within the club have seen him unable to maintain last year's squad that made the grand final, but he knows that his job is on the line more and more the longer Perth keeps losing and not scoring goals.
"When you look at the grand final squad and what we've got now, there's a massive difference. We had experienced players and two fighting for each position, we just have not got that now because of huge budget cuts within the club," Ferguson said.
"I'm big enough and ugly enough to know that my job is about results. At the end of the day, Tony (Sage) will make that decision on me and I'm not going to quit that's for sure.
"I've got another year on my contract, but if Tony came and patted me on the shoulder tomorrow and said I was fired, then there's nothing I can argue with."