Adelaide and Wanderers level in all-time ALM thriller

Adelaide United coach Carl Veart says his side threw away two points against Western Sydney following a pulsating 4-4 A-League Men draw at Coopers Stadium.

The Reds were in front three times on Sunday - breaking the deadlock on 32 minutes; scoring in first-half injury time to go into the break 2-1 up while finding the net twice in 12 minutes to lead 4-3 with 10 minutes of regular time remaining.

The Wanderers were then reduced to 10-men on 90 minutes when Adama Traore was shown a second yellow card and United looked certain to hold on and claim all three points.

But Wanderers substitute Amor Layouni equalised five minutes into stoppage time, angering the Reds' coach who said costly errors in defence saw Adelaide cough up points.

"I think we've given two points away to concede that late," Veart said.

"When we look back at the game and look at the four goals we did concede, we won't be happy with how we defended those instances.

"It was just a series of mistakes I think. We had the ball and we'd give it away. Then we'd try and press and get back and over commit too many players."

Hiroshi Ibuski opened the scoring from the penalty spot for Adelaide before Brandon Borrello scored a stunner to level the contest.

Alex Popovic had United in front at the interval before goals to Borrello and Calem Nieuwenhof gave the Wanderers a 3-2 lead just after the hour.

Ibusuki headed in a second and Ryan Kitto's deflected effort had Adelaide in the box seat at 4-3 approaching stoppage time before Layouni's moment of brilliance stole a point for the visitors.

The Swedish-born Tunisian forward danced through Adelaide's defence on the edge the area, lifted the ball between two United players and caressed his shot into the far corner in the 95th minute.

"That individually quality at the end, you can see what he can do," said Wanderers coach Marko Rudan.

"He' just going to get better and better. He'll be a real menace for opposing defences I can guarantee that."

Along with Milos Ninkovic, Rudan introduced Layouni for the second half and their impact was immediate.

The result keeps the Wanderers in fourth spot, two points behind third-placed Adelaide.

"We made a couple of changes which I thought really worked," Rudan said.

"We find ourselves down 4-3 and then we find a way with 10 men. And that's kind of what we're trying to build with this football club - a mentality, this never give-up mentality.

"OK, if you don't win, and there's no guarantees of that, but you certainly don't lose. And we keep Adelaide two points adrift of us and that was important because they've got to come to our place as well now."