Sydney score from open play. Well, kind of

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Brett Emerton coolly chipped Vukovic to give Sydney a 2-1 win last night. ‘Til that point in the match Sydney had mainly found their goals this season from penalties and freekicks. Oh, I guess Del Piero did get last week’s winner following up on his penalty. 

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The Italian marquee has scored two penalties and a freekick, Blake Powell has snatched one and now Aussie marquee Emmo has bagged his first.

But it wasn’t the result of a good passage of play from the Sky Blues. Poor distribution from Vukovic saw Miller dispossessed by Grant who quickly passed to Emerton, the Socceroo chipping the ball over the keeper with apparent ease.

It was also Emerton who won the penalty after a well timed pass up the middle by Ali Abbas found on-running Emerton clear on goal only to be pulled down by Steve Pantelidis. Red to Steve and a goal for Alé on his 800th professional game.

Sydney are still a work in progress though, and struggled at times against even a 10-man Glory. A 10-man Glory without striker Shane Smeltz. And that is a worrying thought.

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Matt Greenlaw
Editor of The Football Sack for three years, Matthew now spends his time sipping merlot whilst watching the reruns of Thursday FC.

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