Melbourne City claimed their first-ever A-League championship and denied Sydney FC’s dream of a historic three-peat in a thrilling Grand Final on Sunday night.
City earned their revenge for last season’s heartbreak, in which they lost the final to Sydney in extra-time, with a sensational display of attacking football headlined by their young stars.
A rollercoaster first half saw a red card, a penalty, and two brilliant strikes separated by just 140 seconds, before a stoppage-time bullet from Scott Galloway sealed a dominant 3-1 victory in front of a sold-out home crowd of 15,000 at AAMI Park.
City bombarded the two-time reigning champions with high-tempo and high-quality offence, and could well have extended their advantage given their vast number of attacking opportunities.
The victory sees Melbourne City claim a stunning premiership-championship double, adding to the lone FFA Cup…