Luke Ivanovic struck a starting debut goal, continuing his fine impression on the A-League before Adam le Fondre broke a four-match goalless streak in fine fashion.

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Andrew Redmayne - 9

Smart distribution battling against ferocious winds and wiggled his way to a fine penalty save against Riley McGree - not his only key denial of the match - to destroy building City momentum. 

Rhyan Grant - 8

Excelled throughout, drifting past Harrison Delbridge and Scott Jamieson with ease.  

Aaron Calver - 7

Steve Corica’s clearly willing to make the small attacking sacrifice of keeping Calver in a left-back role for the large defensive bonus of keeping him in the side. 

Alex Wilkinson - 8 

Very tenacious, intelligent defending. Picked more than his fair share of pockets - clearly got the knack of the reach-around. 

Ben Warland - 7     

Stood tall, solid in the air, pressed diligently at the edge of his area.

Joshua Brillante - 7

Transitioned play effectively but lacked finesse going forward, dragging a clear chance well-wide late in the first half. Steadied in the second and passed City's midfield largely out of contention.

Paulo Retre - 8

One of his best displays this season, including glimpses of sublime skill, especially given the lack of support when he drifted into wide areas.    

Brandon O'Neill - 8

Dangerous crosses, defended purposefully and, although Kearyn Baccus managed to burst past him at times, was one of Sydney’s standouts in the first half.