Melbourne City have bounced back from last week's defeat to Perth Glory as they edged past Adelaide United 2-0.
With both teams lacking a recognised striker, City would open the scoring via an own goal in the 25th minute.
Riley McGree swinging a dangerous ball into the Reds box which Jordan Elsey inadvertently deflected into his own net.
Adelaide should have pulled level on the cusp of half-time but Socceroos hopeful Craig Goodwin put his header wide from close range.
City would make the Reds pay for that miss after the break with Luke Brattan smashing a long-range effort past Paul Izzo to double his side's lead and celebrating in some style.
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Goodwin would again go close for Adelaide as they looked for a way back into the game but Warren Joyce's side held firm as they leapfrogged the Reds into fourth on the ladder.