A moment of madness by Vedran Janjetovic cost Western Sydney a shot at harbour city bragging rights, the Wanderers going down 3-1 to Sydney FC in a match delayed almost an hour by heavy rain and lightning.
With his team leading on Oriol Riera's early opener, Janjetovic was red-carded in the 25th minute after handling the ball outside his box.
Sky Blues pair Alex Brosque and Siem De Jong then netted either side of the break before substitute Jacob Tratt sealed the result late.
The Saturday night win...
Melbourne Victory's opening AFC Champions League opponents will be first-timers Daegu FC after the South Koreans claimed their first trophy this week -- the FA Cup.
Daegu FC defeated Ulsan Hyundai 5-1 on aggregate to claim the final direct qualification place on offer to next year's continental championships.
It spares Kevin Muscat's side the prospect of facing Ulsan, who knocked them out of this year's tournament with a humiliating 6-2 defeat in South Korea.
Both Victory and Sydney FC, Australia's...
Rob Brooks provides analysis of this week's A-League action as two sides create separation from the rest of the competition, due partially to Sydney FC's shock 3-1 loss at home.
Talking point of the weekend
Wellington Phoenix certainly made a huge splash on Saturday evening, scoring three times in the first-half away to last season's premiers, Sydney FC. Indeed, by the time Roy Krishna had bagged a double and Steven Taylor nodded home another, the team from New Zealand were out of sight for the...