Sky Blues unstoppable, still undefeated
Sydney FC came from behind to deservedly move an incredible 11 points clear at the top of the A-League and stretch their unbeaten run to an immense 17 games since the start of the season.
Filip Holosko’s first half header cancelled out James Troisi’s opener for second placed Melbourne before Bernie Ibini scored a stunning second half winner.
Hosts Melbourne were reduced to ten men after James Donachie was sent off following a reckless challenge on Alex Brosque, as the striker looked to increase the Sky Blues lead.
The Sydney FC juggernaut heads to Brisbane Roar next Friday night as they look to continue their invincible season.
After the game, Sydney FC head coach Graham Arnold said: “It was a difficult pitch to play on, it’s bouncy, it’s quick and what we had to do is match the fight with Melbourne Victory. We did that and got the result but we can play better than that.
“It was a good fighting performance, it’s a fantastic result to come down here and a very difficult stadium to play at Melbourne’s home ground, so to go away with the three points is good.”
Jordy Buijs: “It’s my first game after a couple of months but we knew what to do and did very good. To be 11 points clear is excellent and I’m very proud of the boys.
“It’s going well for me to get through 90 minutes after three months without a full game. It’s been a very easy transition to playing here and they are a fantastic squad so I’m loving it very much.”
Sydney FC – 2 (Holosko 38’, Ibini 65’)
Melbourne Victory – 1 (Troisi 18’)
Played at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
News Source: Sydney FC