Round 5 had Big Blue drama a rampant Roar, a cracker in the West while Phoenix and Central Coast won their first games. Catch up with the round’s scores, video and reaction for your Monday morning fix of the weekend’s Hyundai A-League
Brisbane Roar 1-0 Melbourne City
In front of over 20,000 fans, Harvey Norman Friday night football witnessed a new Roar – we know they have attacking weapons but their defensive game plan was executed brilliantly. That’s three wins on the spin for the rapidly improving – and Championship dark horses – Brisbane.
Wellington Phoenix 2-0 Newcastle Jets
Roy Krishna has now scored all three goals for Phoenix this season as he helped the Kiwi club to a drought-breaker – their first win of the campaign against a disappointing Jets.
Sydney FC 2-1 Melbourne Victory
Another thrilling chapter in Big Blue history: Berisha missed a penalty, Muscat fumed over the equaliser and Sydney FC super-sub David Carney was the game-changer. What a night at Allianz with almost 20,000 in attendance.
Adelaide United 1-2 Central Coast Mariners
Guardiola scored again (that’s two in two) but the Reds were no match for a magical Mariners who powered home for their first win of the season.
Perth Glory 2-2 Western Sydney Wanderers
A crazy start with two goals inside the first five minutes (including one in just 32 seconds!). But an entertaining clash ended all square in front of over 13,000 fans at nib Stadium.