Sydney FC consolidated their hold on top spot in the A-League with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.
Adam Le Fondre opened the scoring in the 27th minute, then teed up ex-Victory forward Kosta Barbarouses to double the lead in the 53rd. Alexander Baumjohann rounded out Friday's win in five minutes from time.
The Sky Blues' win was soured by a late red card to Baumjohann, while Victory's Leigh Broxham was also sent off.
"In the final third was some very good football to...
The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less
Sydney defeat Canberra 4-0 in a catch-up game before drawing 0-0 with Brisbane three days later; City stay top with 2-0 win over Newcastle; Victory climb into finals contention with 3-0 win over Adelaide; Wanderers bounce back with 3-1 win over Perth.
Melbourne Victory (aka Dowie FC)
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Adelaide United ended a run of four consecutive defeats with hard-fought 1-0 win over Melbourne Victory at Coopers Stadium.
The Reds secured the points in Carlos Salvachua's first game in charge of the Victory after former United boss Marco Kurz was removed midweek.
United coach Gertjan Verbeek applauded the result and his team's reaction after a scathing assessment last week.
"Not only the win, but the way we get the three points," he said. "We played from the first minute to the last minute as...