Sydney FC secured a 2-0 victory over Perth Glory in their Friday night encounter at Allianz Stadium. The Sky Blues capitalised on Glory’s defensive errors as they secured their third win of the A-League campaign.

Sydney started the better of the two sides in their encounter with Glory, unlike last week the Sky Blues were quick off the block as they looked to grab the early advantage.

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Sydney defender Jordy Buijs was the first to test Glory custodian Liam Reddy as his shot fell comfortably into the grateful arms of the former Sky Blues goalkeeper.

Beginning to settle into the encounter the hosts looked comfortable as they kept Glory’s attacking threat at bay.

Eager to impress in front of their supporters the Sky Blues continued to place pressure on Glory’s defence. Bobo came close to opening the scoring as his strike sailed above the Perth goal.

Sydney continued to press the opposition and were eventually rewarded as Joseph Mills blatantly pushed Sydney midfielder David Carney in the 18-yard area leading to a penalty for Sydney.

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Bobo failed to convert the resulting spot kick as his attempt struck the crossbar and rebounded back into play.

Glory continued to find it difficult to get the ball out of their half and were fortunate not to concede as Luke Wilkshire’s efforts forced Reddy into action on not one but two occasions.

The Sky Blues defender continued to wreak havoc on Glory’s defence as his shot struck the arm of Mills. His costly mistake provided Sydney with a second opportunity from the spot.

The contentious VAR was called into play and after deliberating for over three minutes, a penalty was rewarded in favour of the Sky Blues.

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Clearly undeterred by his previous effort, Bobo stepped up to calmly slot past Reddy and open the scoring for the hosts and they entered the break with the lead.

Both sides failed to match the intensity they set in the opening 45 minutes with considerably less opportunities going the way of either outfit.

With 25 minutes remaining, Polish marquee signing, Adrian Mierzejewski was introduced as Arnold’s side went in search for another goal to kill the game off.

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The A-League Champions ensured that Glory captain, Andy Keogh was starved of service up front with opportunities few and far between for Kenny Lowe’s men.

Sydney continued to threaten Reddy’s goal, however the Perth goalkeeper stood strong as he denied a host of opportunities from the hosts.

However all Reddy’s work was undone as Perth conceded their third penalty of the match and Adrian was on hand to double the lead for the Sky Blues and put the game to bed.

 

Sydney FC 2 (BOBO pen. 45’, MIERZEJEWSKI pen. 90′)

Perth Glory 0 

 

Allianz Stadium (10,063)

Referee: Shaun EVANS

Assistant Referees: Owen GOLDRICK and Greg TAYLOR

Fourth Official: Adrian ARNDT

 

Sydney FC

  1. REDMAYNE Andrew (gk), 4. WILKINSON Alexander, 5. BUIJS Jordy, 6. BRILLANTE Joshua, 7. ZULLO Michael, 9. BOBO, 10. NINKOVIC Milos, 13. O’NEILL Brandon, 14. BROSQUE Alex (c), 17. CARNEY David, 26. WILKSHIRE Luke.

Substitutes: 8. RETRE Paulo, 11. MIERZEJEWSKI Adrian, 18. SIMON Matthew, 22. RYALL Sebastian, 30. HEWARD-BELLE Thomas (gk).

Perth Glory

  1. GRANT Alexander, 4. LOWRY Shane, 8. TORRES Xavi, 9. KEOGH Andrew (c), 14. HAROLD Chris, 16. MILLS Joseph, 17. CASTRO Diego, 18. ANDREU, 22. TAGGART Adam, 23. NEVILLE Scott, 33. REDDY Liam (gk).

Substitutes: 6. NICHOLS Mitchell, 13. FEELY Nicholas (gk), 15. WILSON Brandon, 19. KNOWLES Joseph, 20. BRIMMER Jake.

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