Melbourne Victory beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 at Lang Park to move three points clear at the top of the A-League.
Carl Valeri and Besart Berisha scored in the 17th and 22nd minutes to put Victory in charge and, although Matt McKay pulled one back early in the second half, Brisbane rarely looked like getting an equaliser.
With two rounds remaining, Victory are now firmly on course to win the Premier's Plate, and coach Kevin Muscat said afterwards: "I thought in the first half we were clinical, we were...
Melbourne Victory slumped to a surprise 1-0 home defeat to strugglers Newcastle Jets on Friday to leave the race for this season's A-League title wide open.
Newcastle were bottom of the standings going into the AAMI Park encounter but secured a much-needed victory courtesy of Edson Montano's close-range finish on 54 minutes.
The Jets' third win of the season moved them above Western Sydney Wanderers in the standings.
Sydney FC capitalised by beating Perth Glory 3-0 to join them and the Victory...
Australian club Perth Glory have been found guilty of salary cap breaches and have been banned from competing in next month's A-League finals.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) said that the Western Australian side were A$400,000 over the A-League salary cap of $2.55 million.
Glory, who are second on the table with three regular season matches to go, will also be fined A$269,000 for infringements over the past three seasons.
According to the FFA, the breaches included undisclosed salary payments...