Sydney FC beats Melbourne City, sits atop A-League
SYDNEY (AP) — Luke Wilkshire scored his first league goal in almost a decade for Sydney FC to beat previously unbeaten Melbourne City 1-0, placing it atop the A-League after the weekend’s fifth round.
Wilkshire’s previous goal in any league was in 2008 for Dynamo Moscow. Pressed to recall it, Wilkshire said “it was so long ago I can’t remember.”
Sydney’s win kept up its unbeaten run of four wins and a draw.
Melbourne City ended a four-match winning streak and also lost Socceroos star Tim Cahill in the first half to a minor ankle injury.
City trails Sydney FC by a point after five rounds and is a point ahead of Newcastle, which beat Wellington 3-0.
Perth was fourth after beating Adelaide 1-0.