‘As it should be’ – Social media reacts as Sydney Derby day returns to Wanderland
Bankwest Stadium was awash with intoxicating sights, sounds, aromas and emotion for the first instalment of the Sydney Derby at the Wanderers’ new home.
Fans draped in red, black and sky blue flocked to the stadium and surrounding streets of Parramatta before, during and after the game, serving up a concoction of noise and colour which sparked new life into one of the biggest rivalries in the Hyundai A-League.
Here’s all the best of social media from the blockbuster affair.
After three years without a home, the Wanderers have made an emphatic return to Parramatta and the fans have responded in style, with the RBB turning out in their droves to back their side into the Sydney Derby.
And their march to Bankwest Stadium was a sight to behold.
‘Home’: the simple message tugging at Wanderers heartstrings
The Wanderers fans flocked to Bankwest Stadium with the setting sun piercing through the walls of their new home, making for a picturesque photo posted by the Wanderers before the game.
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Historic walk-out met by manic atmosphere
As the players of both sides walked out onto the turf of Bankwest Stadium, a moment that had long been anticipated finally came to fruition - and in some style.
Fans perspective: reaction from the stands
As always the spectacle put on by both teams was made for the fans, and both Wanderers and Sydney FC supporters alike came together to create a special atmosphere which had Bankwest Stadium rocking.
Full-time emotion in full flow
As if going to script, the Wanderers staved off wave after wave of Sydney FC attacks to hold onto a 1-0 win, ending their first Sydney Derby at their new home in style.
And at the full-time whistle the crowd rejoiced, for football had well and truly returned to Wanderland.