Sydney FC
Melbourne Victory
Hyundai A-League R27
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Bobo bags Big Blue winner as Sydney FC complete clean sweep of Melbourne Victory

Sydney FC celebrated the lifting of the Hyundai A-League Premiers Plate in fine style by edging rivals Melbourne Victory 1-0 at Allianz Stadium on Friday night.

Bobo netted his 27th goal of the season in just the eighth minute and it proved enough to secure the Sky Blues a seventh straight Big Blue success.

Alex Wilkinson came to the hosts' rescue either side of the winner as his two goal-line clearances held Victory scoreless for just the third time this term.

The result means Kevin Muscat's men will end Round 27 in fourth and host the fifth-placed team in the first week of the Finals Series.

Sydney FC, meanwhile, match the 20 wins they accrued in finishing first last season.

Catch up with the stats and highlights in our match centre!

Josh Brillante and Besart Berisha
Besart Berisha had an early chance for the visitors.

STORY OF THE GAME

  • CHANCE: Besart Berisha somehow fails to score in the fourth minute after rounding Andrew Redmayne, Wilkinson blocking the striker's finish at point-blank range.
  • GOAL! Berisha is immediately made to pay for passing up that opportunity as Bobo breaks the deadlock.
  • SAVE: Alex Brosque squares for Milos Ninkovic in a one-on-one, but Lawrence Thomas does well to deny him low down.
  • CHANCE: The score remains unchanged at the hour mark, when Brosque heads a good opportunity straight at Thomas.
  • SAVE: Redmayne rushes well off his line and is almost caught out, but he manages to divert Kosta Barbarouses' attempted chip.
  • OFF THE LINE: After receiving an unselfish pass from Barbarouses, Leroy George's dinked finish is miraculously hooked off the line by Wilkinson.

GOALS

Bobo, Sydney FC 8': 1-0

Michael Zullo bursts onto Ninkovic's pass and into the box, with Bobo getting a touch to the full-back's low drive toward the bottom far corner.

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Melbourne Victory 7 5 0 2 15
Sydney FC 7 3 2 2 11
Adelaide United 7 3 2 2 11
Melbourne City FC 7 3 1 3 10
Newcastle Jets 7 2 2 3 8
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 7 2 2 3 8
Wellington Phoenix 7 2 2 3 8
Brisbane Roar FC 7 1 3 3 6
Central Coast Mariners 7 0 2 5 2