AS one side of Melbourne languished to new lows, another sounded a loud warning to the rest of the competition.
Melbourne City delivered one of the best performances in franchise history delivering a hammer blow to Melbourne Victory’s disastrous start to the season – succumbing them to a 6-0 hammering at Marvel Stadium.
The loss is not only the biggest ever Melbourne Derby win, it was Victory’s worst ever loss and City’s biggest win in club history.
City were immediately on the front-foot and were presented a golden opportunity to take the lead when Dalibor Markovic fouled Nathaniel Atkinson in the box.
Maclaren stepped up to take the resulting penalty and uncharacteristically rattled his spot-kick off the crossbar to the ecstasy of the Victory fans behind the goals.
However, their dominance would soon be rewarded as Nabbout’s flick from a Noone cross ricocheted off an unknowing…