Yeni Ngbakoto struck first for the Wanderers, opening the scoring with a free kick in the 15th minute.

Ulises Alejandro Plascencia's attack is shepherded by Adama Traoré.

Ulises Alejandro Plascencia's attack is shepherded by Adama Traoré.

Bachana Arabuli's shot is defended by Lawrence Thomas.

Bachana Arabuli's shot is defended by Lawrence Thomas.

Kusini Yengi plays the ball in front of Edward Caspers

Kusini Yengi plays the ball in front of Edward Caspers

Oliver Bozanic then lit up the stadium with a contender for goal of the year in the first 24 hours of the year.

Matthew Millar passes in front of Traoré.

Matthew Millar passes in front of Traoré.

Craig Noone loads up while Yengi looks to defend.

Craig Noone loads up while Yengi looks to defend.

Charles M'Mombwa is tackled by Tomislav Mrčela.

Charles M'Mombwa is tackled by Tomislav Mrčela.

Brandon Borello managed to lock away the game with a third goal as the match drew to a close, before Ramy Najjarine had the last word with a goal from the penalty spot.

Marcelo Filho dominates in the aerial contest.

Marcelo Filho dominates in the aerial contest.

Daniel Wilmering challenges Plascencia for the ball.

Daniel Wilmering challenges Plascencia for the ball.

Traoré wins a contest in the air.

Traoré wins a contest in the air.

The win puts the Wanderers back into second place, as they will look to challenge for silverware for the first time since 2014.

Wanderers players celebrate a goal in the thumping win.

Wanderers players celebrate a goal in the thumping win.

Gabriel Cléùr defends against Al Hassan Toure.

Gabriel Cléùr defends against Al Hassan Toure.

Yengi wins a challenge against Moudi Najjar.

Yengi wins a challenge against Moudi Najjar.

Photos by Mick Goddard.