Jamieson believes City triumph in Perth could be a defining moment... 'if we want it to be'

Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson says his side's gripping 3-2 win over Perth Glory on Sunday evening could be a watershed moment for the club. 

City stunned the reigning Premiers with three goals to Rostyn Griffiths, Florin Berenguer and Markel Susaeta inside an incredible 10-minute first half spell that had Glory reeling. 

But Perth stormed back early in the second through Joel Chianese and Bruno Fornaroli and launched all-out assault on the visitors goal in the second half.

The pressure from Glory - who hit the post via Diego Castro and Fornaroli - was relentless, but City somehow held on by the skin of their teeth to post only the club's third win ever at HBF Park.

It is a win that puts the club from Bundoora in outright second position. Moreover, it is a landmark result that should go some way to silencing criticism about City's failure to secure results when it matters most. 

For Jamieson, it could be one of the most important results the club has ever achieved.


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 "I said at half time that they [Perth] are a great team," he told FOX Sports. 

"They are previous finalists, Asian Champions League, got one of the best coaches the A-League has ever seen. So we knew it was going to be tough.

"But for our boys to do that after we had injuries because of the heat... we had Flo [Florin Berenguer] on one leg. It was fantastic. I'm very proud. 

"This can be defining if we really want it to be and that continues with hard work."


FOX Sports pundit Mark Bosnich believes City's win could be a landmark one. 

City were handily beaten 3-0 by Perth at the start of December, a month in which Mombaerts' side also lost the Melbourne Derby and loss to Sydney FC which drew fierce criticism and saw accusations of the club's 'soft underbelly' resurface.

"I think Melbourne City today overcame a massive mental barrier," Bosnich said.

"In the past, we've seen situations like that... where they've been playing like Barcelona and the another like a non-league side. But they held out.

"The easiest thing in the world would've been to collapse. But they know they can do it now."

 

Round 23

Sydney FC v Perth Glory
Saturday, 14 March 
Netstrata Jubilee Stadium
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Melbourne City v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday, 14 March 
AAMI Park
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