Wellington Phoenix FC
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|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...
Melbourne Victory guaranteed themselves the A-League Premiers' Plate with a 3-1 home triumph over the Central Coast Mariners on the final day of the regular season.
Daniel Georgievski and Archie Thompson fired the hosts into a two-goal lead with strikes just two minutes apart shortly after the half-hour mark.
Eddy Bosnar halved the deficit with a deflected free kick on the stroke of half-time, but any hopes the visitors harboured of a comeback were quashed two minutes after the restart when Besart...