With Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe banished to the stands over a clash with the referee, Andy Keogh scored a hat trick to topple Melbourne City 3-2 at AAMI Park.
Twice Keogh put Perth ahead from set pieces in Friday's A-League match but City found replies either side of half-time through Bruno Fornaroli's penalty and Fernando Brandan.
But five minutes from time, Keogh proved to be the hero and City pair Josh Rose and Dean Bouzanis the villains after they conspired to hand the Irishman his third.
Melbourne City captain Bruno Fornaroli says embracing the pressure that comes with leading the competition can fire the A-League upstarts to great things this season.
City continued their perfect start to their campaign on Saturday night with a 4-1 win over cross-town rivals Melbourne Victory.
Along with Sydney FC, the club have six points from two matches and proudly sit on top of the ladder, as well as betting markets for the championship.
It's an unfamiliar but not unexpected situation for the...
Melbourne City's derby heroes have revealed the origins of their revved-up performance in Saturday night's A-League trouncing of Melbourne Victory.
It all began with a slip of the tongue from Victory skipper Carl Valeri.
The midfielder is one of the most respected players in the league after spending a decade in Italian football and winning an A-League championship with Victory in his first season back in Australia.
When he speaks, others listen.
So when he said City players would be feeling...