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    Melbourne City FC v Sydney FC

    AAMI Park, 10 February, 2018

    Melbourne City FC Full Time Sydney FC
    0 4
    16 SHOTS 8
    12 FOULS 16
    5 CORNERS 1
    0 OFFSIDES 0

    Match result:

    Sydney FC have made it clear they’re the top dogs in the A-League with a massive 4-goal win over Melbourne City.

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    Final score
    Melbourne City 0
    Sydney FC 4

    Match preview:

    Melbourne City stand toe to toe with their biggest obstacle to A-League glory at AAMI Park. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEDT).

    A-League fans have waited a while for this rematch and Melbourne City come into this clash in better form than the last time they met the champions.

    Despite falling behind frequently and still experiencing some defensive frailties, the home side haven’t been beaten for some time and look to maintain that record against a Sydney team with plenty on their minds.

    With the ACL about to begin and Graham Arnold looking to establish his team as one of the best in all of Asia, the biggest danger that the visitors face is losing the edge that has seen them put all-comers to the sword so far this season; except the Mariners of course.

    With diligent preparation and attention to detail, Arnold has built a powerhouse and now comes the acid test, with City ready to pounce at any sign of distraction or weakness.

    With the return of Bruno Fornaroli and a firing Marcin Budzinski, City look to have coped well with the loss of Ross McCormack.

    Sydney are still riding a wave of luck without injury and suspension and will need their main men firing to knock off an ever improving City team.

    Another masterclass from Ninkovic and Mierzejewski or a counter attack from City that sees Sydney FC look less scary to the entire competition?


    While tempted to predict a draw and with personal feelings in the game, this is a hard one. I think Sydney will win despite the pressure of the upcoming week.

    Melbourne City 1, Sydney FC 3

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    19' YELLOW CARD - Luke Wilkshire (Sydney FC)

    32' GOAL (PENALTY) - Deivson Rogerio Da Silva (Sydney FC)

    43' GOAL - Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC)

    65' GOAL - Deivson Rogerio Da Silva (Sydney FC)

    71' YELLOW CARD - Joshua Brillante (Sydney FC)

    79' GOAL - Adrian Mierzejewski (Sydney FC)

    85' YELLOW CARD - Nathan Luke Brattan (Melbourne City FC)

    Stuart Thomas is a sports writer and educator who made the jump from Roar Guru to Expert in 2017. An ex-trainee professional golfer, his sporting passions are broad with particular interests in football, AFL and rugby league. His love of sport is only matched by his passion for gardening and self-sustainability. Follow him on Twitter @stuartthomas72.

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    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 10:15pm | ! Report

      If you are a Sydney FC fan, enjoy this. You are watching, potentially, the best team we have ever seen in the A-League and Sydney threaten to become an even more dominant force than the Brisbane Roar teams that swept all before them under Ange Postecoglou.

      The only thing missing for the Sky Blues is another title and after the performance they put on at AAMI Park against an in-form Melbourne City, it would be hard to suggest that another toilet seat isn’t on the cards.

      Numbers are one thing, but the manner in which the sky blues were able to dominate the home team after some good early play from City was astonishing. Alex Brosque ran all night and Bobo’s first goal came from the penalty spot in the 32nd minute after Brosque was brought down on one of those runs.

      Milos Ninkovic will show his grandkids the second goal after again producing the sublime to double the lead and seemingly break the hearts of City.

      Valiant in the first half and playing up-tempo football was a credit to Melbourne yet it may have backfired on them as the chasm between the two teams became wider and wider as the minutes ticked on and a more conservative approach to the first period may have been a more prudent play.

      The clinical nature of the third goal for Bobo after brilliant work down the left from Zullo, summed up the effectiveness of Sydney and the furious defenders standing forlorn and frustrated was clear evidence of the precision the sky blues had used to tear them apart.

      Deservedly, Adrian Mierzejewski found the net late in the game and seemed to send a signal to a few of the City defenders after scoring, feeling that he may have been targeted unfairly at times.

      There was some real passion in the contest and it did appear that Sydney made a concerted attempt to match the physicality of City. In fact, they matched it easily and imposed themselves on the home team throughout the last hour of the game.

      Sydney march on and City will lick their wounds knowing a chance has slipped by. The race for the top four spots is well and truly alive yet the Premiers Plate is done and dusted for season thirteen. Sydney FC will finish atop the league for the second year running.

      Melbourne City 1 Sydney FC 4

    • 10:04pm
      JJ said | 10:04pm | ! Report

      Mierzejewski man of the match. Absolute crap. Zullo 100%. Fox favoritsm. They hardly ever get those Alex Tobin points correct.

      • Columnist

        Stuart Thomas said | 10:23pm | ! Report

        O’Neill as well. Guys who sit in the hole all day rarely get recognised.

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 9:58pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      90‘ – Thanks for being on board for the call and the match report will follow in ten minutes. Make sure you join me for the W-League semi-final tomorrow which should be a highly competitive clash.

      Melbourne City: 0
      Sydney FC: 4

      • Roar Guru

        Karlo Tychsen said | 10:03pm | ! Report

        That was an utter dismantling. There’s only three teams left in this comp – Sydney, daylight, and the Jets.

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 9:57pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      90‘ – Full-time in Melbourne and Sydney FC have done the job on Melbourne City at AAMI Park.

      Melbourne City: 0
      Sydney FC: 4

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 9:56pm | ! Report

      96‘ – A huge clash, a huge statement and some serious questions for the losers tonight.

      Melbourne City: 0
      Sydney FC: 4

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 9:54pm | ! Report

      95‘ – About to enter the final minute.

      Melbourne City: 0
      Sydney FC: 4

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 9:54pm | ! Report

      94‘ – Despite Sydney’s dominance, Redmayne has played a terrific game.

      Melbourne City: 0
      Sydney FC: 4

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 9:53pm | ! Report

      93‘ – Jamieson with a late chance and Redmayne throws a hand that deflects the ball away at the last minute.

      Melbourne City: 0
      Sydney FC: 4

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