Melbourne City FC
Adelaide United
Hyundai A-League R17

Spectacular goals for Melbourne City in 5-0 thrashing of Adelaide United

Melbourne City defeated Adelaide United 5-0 to consolidate their finals hopes though Sunday's win at was soured by a bad injury to City youngster Nathaniel Atkinson. 

City's Dario Vidosic with a contender for goal of the season and City sub Ross McCormack with another super strike sealed a fabulous day for Warren Joyce's men. 

See the goals, re-live the commentary, see the heat maps and check out the line-ups in the MATCH CENTRE 

  • ELSEY'S TOP TACKLE Reds' Jordan Elsey with a peach of a tackle, timed perfectly to end Fitzgerald's incursion into the box: 6mins
  • GOLDEN CHANCE FOR REDS Apo Stamatelopoulos brushes aside Jakobsen and in a one-on-one with the keeper tamely hits it into Bouzanis' legs. Should be 0-1. 15 mins
  • GOAL! Marcin Budzinski with his second goal in as many weeks. 1-0 to City after 30 mins. 
  • GOAL! Budzinski again! 2-0 to City after 34 mins. 
  • GREAT SAVE BY BOUZANIS Adlung with a curling shot tipped wide by the City keeper just on the break.  
  • HALF-TIME: 2-0 City in the lead. They've dominated proceedings with the Reds rueing the early Stamatelopoulos miss. 
  • ARZANI BRILLIANCE: How good is he? Some brilliant trickery almost opens up the Reds again on the hour mark. 
  • BLACKWOOD DENIED Bouzanis saves Blackwood's effort as he drifted inside the central channel to find space to shoot. 66 mins. 
  • BAD INJURY City's young defender Nathaniel Atkinson fell awkwardly with 20 mins left, leading to a long delay with the player in terrible pain. Wishing the youngster all the best. 
  • McCORMACK HITS BAR The Scot unlucky with his attempt
  • VIDOSIC STUNNING GOAL! Wow, Vidosic with a rocket! 3-0 on 89 mins.
  • McCORMACK SMASHES A FIFTH: The Scot putting the gloss on a fantastic day for City


Daniel Arzani



Budzinski City 1-0, 30'

City work it short from a corner and Arzani feeds Budzinski on the edge of the box, his deflected shot beats Margush in the Reds goal. 

Budzinski City 2-0, 34'

Fitgerald's cross finds Vidosic's head and in turn he finds the Pole who scrambles home his second. 

Vidosic City 3-0, 89'

Fitzgerald to Vidosic who chests the ball into the box, he runs onto it and fires a bullet at goal with Margush no chance to save that one. What an awesome goal by Vidosic.

Vidosic City 4-0, 92'

Vidosic takes the ball into the edge of the box and he slides it past Margush into the back of the net

McCormack City 5-0, 96'

Mauk feeds McCormack and from outside the box and he hits it to the top corner of the net. Amazing goal! 


Hyundai A-League 2018/19
# Club P W D L PTS
Perth Glory 27 18 6 3 60
Sydney FC 27 16 4 7 52
Melbourne Victory 27 15 5 7 50
Adelaide United 27 12 8 7 44
Melbourne City FC 27 11 7 9 40
Wellington Phoenix 27 11 7 9 40
Newcastle Jets 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 6 6 15 24
Brisbane Roar FC 27 4 6 17 18
Central Coast Mariners 27 3 4 20 13