Melbourne City FC
|Table - Australian A-League|
|4||Wellington Phoenix FC||46|
|5||Melbourne City FC||35|
Melbourne City beat Wellington Phoenix 2-0 to set up an A-League semi-final showdown against city rivals Melbourne Victory.
Josh Kennedy gave City the lead on the hour mark in their elimination final encounter at Wellington's Westpac Stadium, before a 72nd-minute own goal by Phoenix goalkeeper Glen Moss doubled their advantage.
City will now meet the Victory next Friday for a place in the May 15 final, while Sydney FC and Adelaide United will contest the second semifinal on...
As the A-League Finals Series gets underway, five teams have their sights firmly fixed on toppling newly-crowned Premiers Melbourne Victory. Kevin Muscat's side were worthy winners of the regular season title, finishing three points clear of second-placed Sydney FC atop the standings after 27 rounds, and with 56 goals for and 31 against, they had the best attack and defence.
However, each team will fancy their chances of upsetting the Victory, and each will have their own reasons for wanting to see...
Even though it will be remembered as a ground-breaking stint in the A-League, there is still a lingering sense of what might have been after Safuwan Baharudin's enforced return to Singapore from Melbourne City.
A back injury saw the Singapore international fly home on Sunday, cutting short his loan spell from Malaysia Super League (MSL) side LionsXII and ending hopes of a longer stay -- just as the sister club of English champions Manchester City were preparing for the A-League finals.