Adelaide United have been crowned Hyundai A-League Premiers in the last round of the season following tonight's result in Melbourne.
Following Adelaide United’s 2-0 win over Melbourne City on Friday night, the Reds’ fate was left in the hands of Brisbane Roar, who lead the competition going into the final around of the campaign.
Brisbane’s failure to take all three points against Melbourne Victory on Saturday night ensured United would not be toppled from the league’s summit, clinching their first Premiership since the inaugural Hyundai A-League season.
Through their triumph, the Reds will not play again until week two of the Finals when they will host a Semi-Final.
This is Reds’ Head Coach, Guillermo Amor’s, first-ever piece of silverware as a professional manager, a feat he has accomplished in his first season.
Speaking on his team’s Premiership, Amor praised the character of his squad after they surged to the title after being without a win in the competition for the first eight matches.
“This is a fantastic achievement for our team and our Club,” Amor said. “I am very proud of the way our boys have played throughout this season.
“We deserve this title because our team has worked very hard all season and even when things were not going so good (at the start of the campaign), we always had belief in one another and in the football we were playing.”
However Amor ensured to highlight that although the Premiership is a significant achievement, his Reds will now turn their attention to preparing for their Semi-Final clash, as they go in search of a league double by claiming the Championship as well.
“We will take some time to recover from our game against Melbourne City, but we are not on holidays yet.
“Now is the time for us to continue to work hard and stay focused with a good mentality about what we need to do in our Semi-Final.
“The team we play is not up to us, we have done our part. But whichever team we come up against, we will be prepared for and we will go into this game with a lot of confidence.
“I know how much my team deserves this Championship, and as a group, we will do everything we can to make sure we win this title for the Club and the people of Adelaide.”