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Melbourne City might just have removed their pretenders tag which has haunted them for the last few seasons.

A massive win for the visitors in what was a fiery affair between two sides who came to play.

Two first half goals from Ross McCormack proved to be the difference in the end as the visitors withstood significant pressure, especially after going down to ten men early in the second half.

City return to Melbourne to face Sydney in a top of the table clash while Adelaide travel to Perth.

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City become just the fourth club to win the first four matches of the season.

The match certainly lived up to the hype.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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96′

Isaias is unable to find the back of the net from the set piece and that should be the three points wrapped up for City.

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95′

Adelaide win themselves a corner.

The ball falls to O’Doherty, his shot is blocked but the Reds win another free kick close to goal.

There appears to be a bit of infighting between Jakobsen and Cahill following the ref’s decision.

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93′

Adlung fires an audacious shot towards goal which is sprayed to the right hand side.

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Matmour is replaced by Kitto and we have 6 minutes added on.

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90′

O’Doherty nearly scores with his first touch, his volley off the cross going wide and summing up Adelaide United’s night.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2 .

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88′

Adlung steps up this time to take the set piece but is unable to direct it on target with Galekovic seeing it over for a goal kick.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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87′

Garrucio fires an audacious attempt, hitting Muscat and City defender is penalised for handball on the edge of the area.

A very bizarre decision.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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86′

Five minutes of regular time left and City are somehow still two goals to the clear.

Both sides have missed golden chances to add to the scoreboard in this second half.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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85′

Adelaide meanwhile make another change.

Konstandopoulos is replaced by O’Doherty.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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83′

Jakobsen is booked for a late challenge on Isaias on the edge of the area.

Garrucio stands over the set piece.

His attempt hits the wall and goes out for a throw in.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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81′

Stefan Mauk misses a golden chance to put the game to bed!

Fitzgerald puts Mauk through one-on-one with Izzo and the 22 year old’s dink over the keeper goes wide.

Will the visitors rue this chance?

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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79′

An attacking change for the Reds sees Marrone replaced by Stamatelopoulos.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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78′

Adelaide really have to start making some changes.

They seem to be lacking creativity in their front third, becoming very predictable through Garrucio out on the wing.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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76′

Just under a quarter of an hour left and City still hold a two goal advantage despite an Adelaide onslaught in this second half.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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74′

La Rocca hits the post!

City very nearly deliver the final blow, denied only by the woodwork.

The ball spills to Mauk who shoots just wide through a sea of players.

A rare but golden chance for City in this second half.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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73′

Adelaide starting to be a little too predictable with much of the attack coming from Garrucio on the wing.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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72′

Warren Joyce makes his second change bringing on Tim Cahill for Ross McCormack.

Cahill will most likely come behind the ball to help his side defend in the air.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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69′

Garrucio puts another ball into the danger area but once again Galekovic makes the save.

There is a collision between Jaboksen and Matmour with the Adelaide attacker feeling as though he was pushed inside the box.

After the penalty given in the first half the home fans are appealing for a penalty after every 50/50 inside the box.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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66′

It is on here between Blackwood and Schenkeveld inside the City area.

The home fans, who are now in full voice, wanted a penalty after Schenkeveld won a header over the top of Blackwood.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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65′

Frustration begins to build as Mileusnic is played through with a back heel but a makes a meal of the chance as he charges inside the box.

It is going to be a long 25 minutes for City who will have to hang on for dear life it seems.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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63′

What a chance for Mileusnic!

It is remarkable how the 24 year old didn’t score after finding so much room inside the box.

It looks as though it could just be one of those nights for Adelaide.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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60′

RED CARD

Osama Malik receives his marching orders after being booked a second time for a stray elbow when going up for a header.

Quite a contentious one, similar to what Andy Carroll was penalised for a few weeks ago.

City are now down to ten men.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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56′

Garrucio teases a ball inside the box but is caught by Galekovic who was very quick off his line.

Adelaide – 0
City – 2

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