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90' + 4'
J. Barnett
Yellow Card
83'
K. Barbarouses
M. Ninković
2 - 0
46'
Ben Folami
Yellow Card
45'
J. Brimmer
Yellow Card
10'
Bobô
Goal
1 - 0

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Possession
56% 43%
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1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 3
Total Passes 565 437
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FULL TIME - One goal in each half was enough for Sydney FC to breeze past Melbourne Victory with a 2-0 win. The win sends them into second place as they launch what is likely to be yet another finals campaign. 
J. Barnett
Yellow Card
90' + 4' YELLOW CARD - Jay Barnett is booked for his foul on Wood. 
90' + 2' Sydney will record their 200th A-League win tonight. 
90' There will be four minutes of stoppage time. 
89' The Sydney fans are creating quite an atmosphere in celebration and acknowledgement that they have the points in the bag. 
H. Van der Saag
R. Grant
86' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Rhyan Grant is replaced by Harry Van Der Saag.
L. Ivanovic
K. Barbarouses
86' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Kosta Barbarouses comes off for Luke Ivanovic.
K. Barbarouses
Goal
83' GOAL SYDNEY - A good strong run by Ninkovic into the box sees him lay the ball off to Barbarouses who finishes emphatically past Acton inside his near post. That was unstoppable! Barbarouses does end up scoring against his former side. Sydney FC lead 2-0. 
82' Barbarouses is desperately trying to score against his former side but he gets close but not close enough as the defence clears. 
78' Folani gets into the box that forces Redmayne to throw himself at his feet and he does well to keep him out. 
76' Warland with a great run to get into the box and shoot but he is kept out by a fine save by Acton. 
P. Wood
L. Brattan
74' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Luke Brattan is replaced by Patrick Wood.
A. Baumjohann
Bobô
74' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Bobo is replaced by Alexander Baumjohann.
73' Victory are enjoying a good period of possession. 
70' After bringing on fresh players Victory look to have found their spark with repeated attacks.
68' Sydney were looking a little shaky down back in the last couple of minutes. 
67' Brimmer's corner comes out to Ryan at the back post and it's Redmayne who again makes a smothering save from close range. 
67' Brimmer tries one from outside the box and Redmayne makes the save to send it out for a corner. 
65' Ninkovic has been brought on to try and kill off the game. 
M. Ninković
A. Le Fondre
62' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Adam Le Fondre comes off and is replaced by Miloš Ninković.
N. Velupillay
C. McManaman
62' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Callum McManaman comes off for Nishan Velupillay.
J. Barnett
E. Kamsoba
62' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Elvis Kambsoba comes off and is replaced by Jay Barnett.
59' Adam Le Fondre tees up Bobo for a shot on goal but his shot is blocked by Leigh Broxham taking it out for a corner.
56' It has been all Sydney FC in the second half.
53' Bobo brings it down for Barbarouses who sends it over. 
53' Two back to back corners have failed to yield any positive results for Sydney. 
49' It has been an even start to the second half. 
Ben Folami
Yellow Card
46' YELLOW CARD - Ben Folami is booked for his foul on Adam Le Fondre.
45' The second half is off and underway with Sydney FC kicking off.
HALF TIME - Sydney FC lead 1-0 at half-time thanks to Bobo's goal who was a very late call up after a late injury to Buhagiar. 
45' + 2' Caceres tries one from distance but he's off target. 
J. Brimmer
Yellow Card
45' YELLOW CARD - Jake Brimmer has been booked for his foul on Brattan. 
44' Sydney have the free kick and it's sent in by Brattan to Bobo who heads wide from point blank range. 
42' Brimmer tries one from a long way out but Redmayne saw it coming. 
39' Le Fondre cuts it back for Bobo who sends it over. 
D. Ryan
N. Ansell
35' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Nicholas Ansell is replaced by Dylan Ryan.
34' Play is stopped with Ansell appearing to have injured his knee. 
33' A chance here for Victory with Brimmer sending a lovely ball through to Gestede who heads over. 
L. Brattan
Yellow Card
30' YELLOW CARD - Luke Brattan is booked for his foul on McManaman. 
29' The free kick is sent to the far post by Brattan to Grant who glances his header just wide of the post. 
26' Victory need to be more creative here because Sydney have them covered at the moment. 
24' The game has slowed down from the earlier fast paced style with both sides looking for a more patient build up.
22' Bobo has received his final warning from the referee after bringing down Broxham. You can cut the tension with a knife between those two at the moment. 
19' This game has opened up all of a sudden.
17' The corner is sent to the near post but it's easily headed clear. 
16' Victory have another corner as they look to level the scores. 
13' Sydney are looking to double their lead in quick fashion. 
Bobô
Goal
10' GOAL SYDNEY - Normal business has resumed here at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium with Brattan's corner headed home powerfully by Bobo to give Sydney FC the one nil lead. 
9' Sydney win the corner. 
7' Victory have the free kick and it's played quickly to Gestede who is penalised for a high boot. 
4' Sydney have the corner but it's dealt with by the Victory defence and they counter to win the corner. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Melbourne Victory (4-2-3-1): Acton (GK); Traore, Broxham, Ansell, Roux; Butterfield, Brimmer; Folami, Kamsoba, McManaman; Gestede. Subs: Crocombe (GK), Kirdar, Velupillay, Brooks, Ryan, Barnett. 
Sydney (4-4-2): Redmayne (GK); King, Warland, Wilkinson, Grant; Caceres, Retre, Brattan, Barbarouses; Le Fondre, Bobo. Subs: Pavlesic (GK), Van der Saag, Wood, Baumjohann, Ninkovic, Ivanovic, McGowan. 
This match is a clash of traditional rivals, however, the ladder positions would suggest it will be one way traffic. Sydney are looking to go to second with a win tonight with Victory out of the reckoning in 11th position trying to avoid their first ever wooden spoon. 
Good evening and welcome to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium for tonight's match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.