Skip to main content

See also:

Sydney FC crush Victory

All the action from the grudge match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC from Ettihad Stadium, Melbourne on Australia Day, January 26th 2014
All the action from the grudge match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC from Ettihad Stadium, Melbourne on Australia Day, January 26th 2014
Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

For the second week in a row Melbourne Victory have been humiliated 5-0 as they fell to rivals Sydney FC at Ettihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Sydney FC Celebrate with their fans
Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

It was Sydney FC’s first win since mid-December while for Victory they are sliding steadily down the table getting hammered for the second week in a row despite going in to this match as favorites.

It was Victory’s biggest ever home loss, at the site of their most memorable win, as they struggled to cope, losing the midfield battle and thus lost the match.

Sydney FC clearly dominated the match and 11 minutes in they had their lead as a long ball from Terry McFlynn allowed Ranko Despotovic in behind the defense, with Nathan Coe failing to come off his line and Nick Ansell failing to make a challenge, that allowed Depotovic to score.

It took just eight minutes for Sydney to make it two as Adrian Leijer fouled Despotovic which allowed Alessandro Del Piero to step up and convert the penalty.

It was an amazing night for Sydney FC as they made it three in the 24th minute as Seb Ryall made a phenomenal run as he beat two defenders and the tapped the ball under Nathan Coe.

It was only brave defending from Leijer that stopped it being four as he blocked Milos Dimitrijevic’s goal bound effort with his head, knocking him out, forcing him to be stretchered off the field.

With a long break in play Sydney FC lost their momentum and sat back for the closing stages of the half, taking a 3-0 lead to the break.

At half-time Tom Rogic made his A-League return as he came on as Melbourne Victory started the second half with a much better performance.

Nine minutes in to the half Sydney FC made it four as a poor clearance from Coe went right to Despotovic who was able to feed Del Piero for a simple finish.

Sydney FC completed the routing in the 87th minute as Nick Carle was gifted possession, allowing him a simple finish to cap Sydney’s dominance.

For all the latest Australian Football news please subscribe and follow the writer on twitter.