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Sydney thump disappointing Victory

MELvSYDSydney FC registered an emphatic victory on Sunday afternoon, thumping an embarrassing Melbourne Victory outfit 5-0 in the traditional Australia Day fixture.

Despotovic opened the scoring after just 11 minutes, followed by a period of 5 minutes where Alessandro Del Piero scored from the spot and Seb Ryall finished well into the bottom corner after a barnstorming run through a hapless Victory defence. Del Piero capitalised on a defensive howler by Coe after 54 minutes, before Nick Carle added a fifth in the 87th minute.

Adding to the Victory’s woes is a head injury to Adrian Leijer suffered in the first half, when a shot on goal struck him from close range.

Match Details Full match details »

Date/Time Sun Jan 26, 2014, 5:00 PMStadium Marvel StadiumAttendance 24,354Referee Ben Williams

Melb. Victory

Yellow Card19′ A.Leijer

Sydney

Goal11′ R.DespotovicPenalty20′ A.Del Piero (Pen)
Goal25′ S.RyallGoal54′ A.Del PieroYellow Card58′ S.RyallGoal87′ N.Carle

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avatarKris is a freelance sports journalist, a two-time WA media guild award winner, and podcast host and writer for Ultimate A-League.

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