This was while Western Sydney Wanderers woes continue, with the clubs active supporters - the RBB - walking out at half-time in protest. 

The match began a snoozefest. A cagey affair with both sides refusing to unleash their attacking speed and prowess as the Wanderers looked relatively stable in defence. 

A long throw-in however unlocked their tight-knit line as Lachy Wales powered through a lackadaisical Wanderers back line and slotted home for 1-0. Only two minutes later Raul Llorente's poor defensive work allowed Riley McGree to set up Ritchie De Laet for a second. 

Rostyn Griffiths was given his marching orders in the 55th minute while Eugene Galekovic kept the result intact for City. Two stunning saves in quick succession including a brilliant penalty save ensured Melbourne City lengthened their unbeaten run to three matches. 


Vedran Janjetovic - 6

Janjetovic was late to charge out of his box for Wales' goal while De Laet's strike was hard to stop. 

Tarek Elrich - 5

The birthday boy was caught out of position early in the second half, luckily the offside flag bailed out the right back. Elrich fell asleep as a long throw opened up the Wanderers defence as Wales stole the lead. 

Patrick Ziegler - 5

Ziegler struggled to make his passes stick and struggled in communication with the midfield players, especially his German counterpart Alex Baumjohann. 

Brendan Hamill - 4

Hamill defended well himself but struggled to organise his troops at the back with some horrific positioning leading to City's goals and countless chances. 

Raul Llorente - 3

The whole Wanderers defence fell asleep as Wales pounced in behind and a throw in unlocked the doors for 1-0 at ANZ, Llorente could do nothing but chase.

His defensive frailty was shown only two minutes later after he was skinned by McGree who set up De Laet for number two.