Sydney FC have claimed a monumental victory against Western Sydney Wanderers after storming back from an early deficit to finish 3-1 winners at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.

The hosts proved too strong with a dominant second-half performance to trump their cross-town rivals thanks to a brace from Adrian Mierzejewski and a late goal from Bobo in the final derby at Allianz Stadium.

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The two sides struggled to get an early hold on the game attempting to adapt to the wet pitch after torrential rains battered Sydney throughout the day.

Sydney FC fired the first warning shot when Milos Ninkovic found Adrian Mierzejewski in the box but Vedran Janjetovic refused to be beaten making a brilliant diving save to the bottom right corner.

The Wanderers found the opener just two minutes later through Oriol Riera picking up the ball in the box and slotting home after blunder from Andrew Redmayne off Raul Llorente’s crossed ball.

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Western Sydney came close to finding another fifteen minutes later after Llorente fired in another dangerous ball for Christopher Ikonomidis to head inches past the right post

Mierzejewski looked troublesome once again curling in a ball to David Carney at the back post but the veteran was unable to take control and Michael Thwaite cleared the visitors lines.

The Sky Blues found a sumptuous leveller on the cusp of half-time when Mierejewski blasted a free kick from the top of the box into the back of the net off the underside of the crossbar.

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The home side found another spell of pressure after the break and it took just ten-minutes for Mierzejewski to put his side in front latching onto a loose ball in the box to volley home off the right post.

Sydney should have doubled their lead just one minute later through prolific forward Bobo getting onto Mierzejewski’s threaded through ball but the Brazilian made no mistake slotting home coolly off a silky back-heeled assist from Ninkovic just moments later.

The Sky Blues will look to maintain their now fifteen-game unbeaten run as they travel to the second-place Newcastle Jets next weekend while the Wanderers will hope to keep their finals hopes alive as they host Perth Glory.

Sydney FC 3 ( Mierzejewski 44′, 55′, Bobo 73′)

Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (Riera 10′)

Allianz Stadium (25,211)

Referee: Peter GREEN.

Assistant Referees: Owen GOLDRICK, Andrew LINDSAY.

Fourth Official: Ben ABRAHAM.

Sydney FC
1. Andrew REDMAYNE, 4. Alexander WILKINSON, 5. Jordy BUIJS, 6. Joshua BRILLANTE, 8. Paulo RETRE, 9. BOBO, 10. Milos NINKOVIC (12. Fabio FERRERIA 90′), 11. Adrian MIERZEJEWSKI, 13. Brandon O’NEILL, 17. David CARNEY, 18. Matthew SIMON (14. Alex BROSQUE 70′).

Substitutes: 20. Aleksander CISAK, 2. Aaron CALVER, 3. Benjamin WARLAND, 12. Fabio FERRERIA, 14. Alex BROSQUE.

Western Sydney Wanderers
5. Brendan HAMILL, 6. Marcelo CARRUSCA (16. Jaushua SOTIRIO 77′), 7. Steven LUSTICA (11. Brendon SANTALAAB 62′), 8. Rolieny BONEVACIA, 9. Oriol RIERA, 18. Christopher IKONOMIDIS, 19. Mark BRIDGE (10. Alvaro CEJUDO 62′), 20. Vedran JANJETOVIC, 24. Raul LLORENTE, 33. Michael THWAITE, 42. Keanu BACCUS.

Substitutes: 10. Alvaro CEJUDO, 11. Brendon SANTALAAB, 16. Jaushua SOTIRIO.

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