Wellington Phoenix
Melbourne City FC
Hyundai A-League R1
Westpac Stadium
2016-10-08T06:35:00+00:00
Attendance
10,034

10-man City win in Wellington

A 10-man Melbourne City have notched the first win of the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season after accounting for Wellington Phoenix 1-0 at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

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A first-half finish from Anthony Caceres proved the difference between the two sides, as City held firm following the sending off of Thomas Sorensen with 30 minutes remaining.

City laid siege to Wellington’s goal in the first-half, with Glen Moss making a superb clutch save to repel a Bruno Fornaroli header from close range but were not made to pay for their profligacy.

Phoenix striker Roy Krishna came closest to squaring the ledger when he was played through on goal late on but City’s replacement keeper Dean Bouzanis repelled the danger as the home side were unable to make their numerical advantage count.

GOALS

City: Anthony Caceres, 31’

The midfielder motored onto a cross from Bruce Kamau, dribbling his way around the advancing Moss with a sublime piece of skill before firing into an open net.

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# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20