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A-League grand final, coach Steve Corica’s petty excuse, 3-1 loss

After falling shy of completing a first-ever ‘three-peat’, Sydney FC coach Steve Corica believes two key refereeing decisions “destroyed” their chances of taking home yet another Championship.

With the game delicately poised after a frantic start at 1-1, referee Chris Beath gave Luke Brattan a red-card for a late challenge on Marco Tilio which reduced the Sky Blues to ten men.

Moments after the former City midfielder was sent off, the home side was awarded a penalty after Adrian Luna was fouled by Anthony Caceres just inside the area.

Corica believes Brattan’s initial first yellow-card should never have been given while also saying Caceres’ challenge should never have been penalised.

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“They really put us on the backfoot from the start and then we started to gain control of the game and we got the first goal which was an absolute bomb…

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