Sydney FC fan-favourie Milos Ninkovic netted his first goal of the season, finishing off slick Sydney move in the opening minutes of the match. 

They didn't have much time to celebrate though as Matt Millar popped up with a headed equaliser only three minutes later. 

Adam Le Fondre set Sydney's record straight at Leichhardt just before half time with his third of the season and it wasn't long after the restart when Sydney added another, with John Koutroumbis scoring an own goal. 

Sydney put the result beyond any doubt when Kosta Barbarouses netted his first goal in Sky Blue, passing into an empty net at the end of a lovely move. 


Andrew Redymayne - 6.5

He looked comfortable manning the fort for Sydney clawing a header out with ten minutes remaining and standing strong against Jason Hoffman to deny Newcastle's chances. 

Paolo Retre - 6.5

Retre made a big improvement on his derby performance looking much more confident at left-back for Sydney FC. 

Ryan McGowan - 7

All the work was done by him but the final touch hit John Koutroumbis on the way to Sydney's third goal. 

Alex Wilkinson - 7

Wilkinson's passing game was everything his coach expected as he rarely found himself in a sticky situation. 

Rhyan Grant - 7.5

Grant was in his element bombing down the right-hand side and got his second assist of the season with a low cross to Le Fondre.