Sydney FC celebrated winning the A-League Premiers' Plate in style with a 3-0 victory over Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday.
An own goal on 38 minutes from Glory debutant Lucian Goian, Brandon O'Neill's sweet strike three minutes later and a Bobo goal in the 63rd minute sealed an 18th win of the campaign for Sydney.
Having secured the league title after Melbourne Victory lost to Brisbane Roar on Saturday night, the Sky Blues are now 14 points clear at the top of the table.
Their total of 59...
In the career of a typical footballer, winning silverware can be a relatively rare occurrence and might never happen at all. To do so in a manner that may never again be replicated is usually only the stuff of childhood dreams.
However, that's an emerging reality for the team at Sydney FC, who will clinch the A-League premiership this weekend if they can overcome fifth-placed Perth Glory.
The Sky Blues sit clear atop the standings by 11 points with four matches of the regular season remaining,...
With four A-League rounds remaining, Graham Arnold will use a 16-day break to flog his squad in a bid to prevent even a whiff of complacency sneaking into Sydney FC's seemingly inexorable title push.
Melbourne Victory, by virtue of Saturday's 4-1 win over Perth, have made the Sky Blues wait another two weeks to lift the Premiers' Plate.
But that first inevitable piece of silverware in seven seasons has never been the target for Arnold, who is more intent on cementing best-ever A-League status by...
Sydney FC can claim the A-League Premiers Plate within 24 hours after a 1-0 win over Central Coast put them on the brink of a first trophy in seven seasons.
The Sky Blues struggled to find a ruthless streak at Allianz Stadium on Friday night but Filip Holosko's seventh goal of the season was enough to extend their lead to 14 points.
It means Melbourne Victory must defeat Perth at AAMI Park on Saturday evening to keep the race alive for another week.
Brandon O'Neill was at the heart of the only...