Read what the fans had to say about tonight’s A-League match up…
After John van 't Schip resigned as manager of Melbourne City due to family reasons, all eyes were on interim coach Mike Valkanis, to see how his team would fare during his first match in charge.
A stunning volley from defender Ivan Franjic rewarded Melbourne City for their early dominance, but was almost undone when Nichols failed to convert a one on one chance in the 27th minute.
To add insult to injury, Borda was sent off for Western Sydney in the 30th minute, creating problems for the Wanderers, with more than half of the game remaining.
The Wanderers threatened in the second half, but failed to equalise, handing Melbourne City their first win of 2017.
But what did the fans think about the key moments of the match?
On Janjetovic’s inclusion into the first team…
The Wanderers new recruit was given an immediate opportunity by Popovic to prove his worth, but his selection proved controversial.
If we lose, it's all Janjetovic's fault. #MCYvWSW— Nermin Bajric (@nermindotcom) January 6, 2017
Janjetovic in goals, Sotirio as striker, Cornthwait on the bench... help us lord#MCYvWSW— Sto Na Sat (@stonasat) January 6, 2017
Hoping for a Wanderers win, but no chance I reckon. No Dimas and Janjetovic will still be shaking off the cobwebs. 3-0 City.#MCYvWSW— Dave (@eldantehicks) January 6, 2017
A Vedran howler is almost a gimme… #MCYvWSW— 🤷🏻♂️ (@Doz_I_) January 6, 2017
One fan’s attention had already drifted early in the match, asking a very important question…
What goes in the cup first? #MCYvWSW— Simon Mattiaccio (@smatt1616) January 6, 2017
On THAT Ivan Franjic goal…
Franjic’s sweet volley got the fans excited, but could Janjetovic have done better between the sticks?
Ivan. 👏 #MCYvWSW— Matt (@DTDmatt) January 6, 2017
MY WORD!!! FRANJIC WHAT A GOAL!!! #MCYvWSW— Javiera Silva Bravo (@javierasilva95) January 6, 2017
Yeah alright - that was phenomenal #MCYvWSW— Peter (@nutwals) January 6, 2017
On Borda’s red card…
Borda’s elbow on Fornaroli was given a straight red, which quite possibly was the difference in the end. Fans were divided on whether the decision was warranted.
Borda Farce #MCYvWSW— Dale Roots (@dale_roots) January 6, 2017
Hope this isn't simulation. #MCYvWSW— Daryl Matthews (@DMSportsTrader) January 6, 2017
3-4 weeks for that #MCYvWSW— Dan Jarvis (@DanJarvis1980) January 6, 2017
Dear oh dear, Wanderers.#MCYvWSW— Dave (@eldantehicks) January 6, 2017
That is soft. #MCYvWSW— Chris Hearn (@_ChrisHearn) January 6, 2017
That's a stone wall red! #MCYvWSW— Chris (@Vossy7) January 6, 2017
I dunno if that is a straight red, yellow for sure but I don't think it was malicious #MCYvWSW— Ryan's Rovers (@Ryans_Rovers) January 6, 2017
Good to see Michael Valkanis is rocking a solid tan #MCYvWSW— Charles Thomas (@ChuckVass) January 6, 2017
What an interesting half. City score a cracker, WSW he their chances, & then they're down 10 men. Looks like bus parking in 2nd 45. #MCYvWSW— William Caldwell (@Will_Caldwell10) January 6, 2017
On Jonathan Aspro’s performance…
The young central defender impressed again tonight, surely cementing a spot in the first team line-up for the remainder of the season.
Aspro has been absolutely outstanding tonight #MCYvWSW— theMoscowSlip (@TheMoscowSlip) January 6, 2017
#mcyvwsw Aspro is a champion!— Boutros WSW (@bootyz333) January 6, 2017
Aspro is solid. I just wish he was faster. #MCYvWSW— Shane Perris (@smperris) January 6, 2017
Really rate Aspro, he's been great in defence both times WSW have come up against City this season. #MCYvWSW— James (@James01253) January 6, 2017
On the inevitable presence of AAMI Park seagulls…
They were the highlight of this year’s FFA Cup Final, and are still interesting enough to receive some mentions on Twitter!
#MCYvWSW 2nd half the seagulls should be arriving soon— Michael Macchione (@MichaelMacchio1) January 6, 2017
Seagulls working the wide channels. *nods approvingly* #MCYvWSW— 4burner (@4burner) January 6, 2017
On Janjetovic’s 90th minute save…
Is this the one save that justified Popovic’s inclusion of his newly signed goalkeeper into the first team?
That is a superb save.#MCYvWSW— Dave (@eldantehicks) January 6, 2017
What A Save Vedran #MCYvWSW— SokkaaLife⚽️ (@Kupej) January 6, 2017
With that. Vedran shows his worth #MCYvWSW— Julian Daw (@JulianDaw) January 6, 2017
Tyson would have dived the wrong way #MCYvWSW— Daniel Carr (@danieljcarrr) January 6, 2017
Full Time Thoughts…
Western Sydney threatened to equalise, even with ten men, but Melbourne City held on in the second half. It wasn’t the most entertaining of matches, but there were still some fascinating, debatable and interesting moments to take notice of.
Well done boys for keeping the score line 1-0 with only 10 players. #MCYvWSW— Malinda (@FreelyVivacious) January 6, 2017
Ugly disgraceful win. We did not deserve it playing such horrible disgusting football. #MCYvWSW— Jedi Master Brendan (@Brentendo_64) January 6, 2017
City toothless with the extra man and win on a wundergoal. They won't win anything. #MCYvWSW— Julian Daw (@JulianDaw) January 6, 2017
Abysmal against an equally abysmal City side. When is enough, enough? #MCYvWSW— Moza (@JofoMoza) January 6, 2017
"We played great football" -Tim Cahill— Rob (@RobskiNew) January 6, 2017
What game was he involved in?#MCYvWSW
Was honestly better to watch paint dry in this heat than the second half. #MCYvWSW— Alvin Ng (@AlvinNg) January 6, 2017
FT, 1-0. I spent the last ten minutes discussing Soulja Boy vs Chris Brown and, "Which side of a Maxibon do you eat first?" #MCYvWSW— Ante Jukić (@a_jukic) January 6, 2017