A lethargic Sydney FC have slipped up this evening 2-0 against a tactically sharp Melbourne City side.
The encounter was almost postponed due to torrential rain in Sydney this morning, but the Melburnians will be thankful that it wasn’t, with the Sky blues looking tired on the back of their midweek effort in Kawasaki on Wednesday night.
The first half was a dire affair, with not a shot on target to speak of. Entertainment had to be found in other forms, like listening to the unrepeatable insults coming from the benches and the crowd.
The win is City’s first away win against Sydney in four years, and their first win in six matches. Meanwhile, Sydney were unable to manage a single shot on target, a worrying statistic given the riches of attacking talent at their disposal.
Sydney will be looking to bounce back against the Roar at Suncorp in Round 23, while City will see their clash with the Wanderers as a golden opportunity to build momentum ahead of the finals series.
News broke early this afternoon that torrential rain in the harbour city may see the clash postponed. However, an afternoon pitch inspection gave the match the all clear, and thank God for that, because, quite frankly what else is there to do at 7pm on a Sunday night?
Besides, it proved to be the correct decision. While the pitch was slightly heavy, it was more than playable and allowed for some decent football to take place. If we can play A-League games at the dustbowl (A.K.A Spotless Stadium), we can definitely play at a damp Leichardt.