Melbourne City were defeated 3-0 by Sydney FC at AAMI Park on Friday night.
There was no FFA Cup hangover for the Sky Blues as they drew first blood through Paulo Retre, who finished home with a flick into the back of the net, courtesy of Rhyan Grant's pinpoint pass.
Adam le Fondre doubled the lead with a beautiful finish, after Retre and Grant paired up again. Le Fondre made it three following a beautiful back-heel assist from Milos Ninkovic.
Eugene Galekovic (GK) - 5
Conceded three but the defenders in front of him were not on top of their game.
Ritchie De Laet - 6
Dangerous with bursts of speed and deliveries, but couldn't do much with it in the end.
Bart Schenkeveld - 6.5
Thwarted Grant's cross into a dangerous area. Improved second half. Headed effort went wide from an offside position.
Harrison Delbridge - 6.5
Last ditch clearances. Headed shot towards goal was plucked out of the air by goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne.
Scott Jamieson - 6
Neat first touch and important clearances. Cross into Vidosic almost resulted in the leveller.