If ever there was a game to kickstart your season, this was the one.
Spearheaded by a brace from star striker Jamie Maclaren, Melbourne City held on to defeat Sydney FC 3-2, exacting revenge for last season’s heartbreaking grand final defeat.
Maclaren scored either side of an Adrian Luna tap-in, while Milos Ninkovic and Patrick Wood’s late goals created a nervous final minutes for the home side.
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Despite the late onslaught, City were able to stay resolute and run out victors, something Melbourne City coach Patrick Kisnorbo was proud of.
“I think we dominated pretty much until the 70th minute,” Kisnorbo told the media.
“Then we started inviting pressure and Sydney are a quality side and they scored two late goals … it got…