Hyundai A-League results, video and reaction: Round 21


A pulsating F3 Derby, wins for the top two and Phoenix cause a shock in Brisbane. Recap the scores, video and reaction in your Monday morning fix of the weekend’s Hyundai A-League.

Melbourne City 1-3 Sydney FC

The Sky Blues’ losing streak ended at one week after another ruthless performance, this time at AAMI Park. Marquee star Bobo bagged a brace for the visitors in another cracking contest between these two, which swung on Manny Muscat’s first-half red card for City.

Sydney FC players celebrate a goal in their 3-1 win over Melbourne City.

WRAP: Bobo brace fires Sydney FC past 10-man City

VIDEO: City v Sydney FC highlights

Ruon rues City’s red in ‘disappointing’ night

‘Massive win’ for Sydney FC: O’Neill

Brisbane Roar 1-2 Wellington Phoenix

Wellington kept their finals hopes alive with a shock win over the battle-weary Roar at Suncorp. A goal in each half to Shane Smeltz and Roy Krishna were enough to get the Kiwi side home, earning some respct back after for 5-1 defeat at home just seven days earlier.

Wellington Phoenix players celebrate a goal in their 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar.

WRAP: Phoenix keep touch with top six after stunning Roar

VIDEO: Roar v Phoenix highlights

Roar defender: ‘no excuses’ for Phoenix defeat

Wellington striker calls for stability after win over Roar

Melbourne Victory 2-1 Adelaide United

More fabulous entertainment at AAMI Park! It took until midway through the second half for Victory to break Adelaide’s resistance, with some Rojas brilliance and a 50th goal in Big V colours for Berisha ensured maximum points for Kevin Muscat’s troops as they stay in the Premiership race behind Sydney FC by eight points. 

Victory star Marco Rojas celebrates with Besart Berisha after scoring the opener in their win over Adelaide United.

WRAP: Rojas stars as Victory outclass Adelaide

VIDEO: Victory v Adelaide highlights

Troisi’s best still to come: Victory boss

Amor encouraged by Adelaide’s ‘keeper stocks

Perth Glory 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers

Glory’s late-season surge gained further momentum with a dominant win over the Wanderers in the west. Diego Castro set up both goals – which came in stoppage-time at the end of both halves – in a win that see Kenny Lowe’s men jump from fifth spot to third on the A-League ladder.

Perth Glory players celebrate Chris Harold's first-half strike in their win over Western Sydney Wanderers.

WRAP: Glory rise to third after downing Wanderers

VIDEO: Glory v Wanderers highlights

Glory defender: ‘Let’s see how far we can go’

Wanderers boss: ‘Perth the deserved winner’

Newcastle Jets 1-1 Central Coast Mariners

There was nothing splitting these F3 rivals as the Mariners came from behind to take a point in a typically intense derby. It was a sixth straight draw between these two in the Hunter, with Wanderers happiest with this result as it didn’t help either either side in their quest to make the top six.

Newcastle Jets and Central Coast Mariners finished all square in a 1-1 draw at McDonald Jones Stadium.

WRAP: Jets, Mariners all square in F3 Derby

VIDEO: Jets v Mariners highlights

Nordstrand: ‘Jets let big chance slip’

F3 Derby draw a ‘fair result’: Ferreira