Melbourne City shocked the packed Cromer crowd only three minutes in when Milica Mijatovic sped towards the Sydney defence before releasing Emily Van Egmond who slotted home the opener. 

Sydney FC probed further but Princess Ibini's shooting boots weren't on in the first half, letting two golden chances fall by the way side as they searched for an equaliser. 

Their goal finally came towards the end of the first half courtesy of Sofia Huerta who received Chloe Logarzo's through ball and cut in to finish past Lydia Williams. 

Mijatovic was Sydney's enemy again in the second half when she powered home a half volley into the bottom right corner to win the game for Melbourne City. 


Aubrey Bledsoe - 6

There were many moments when City were threatening Sydney's penalty area and Bledsoe came up big with a point blank save against Steph Catley to keep the scores level.

Ally Green - 6

Green didn't do enough to close off the angle for Emily Van Egmond who found space in behind to finish for City's opener.

Natalie Tobin - 6

Tobin had a few successful tackles but all in all had an average game. She was replaced by Alanna Kennedy at half time. 

Ellie Brush - 6

As the game wore on Brush composed herself more on the ball to Sydney FC's benefit. She looked to improve as Kennedy took her place beside her but Carpenter's ball in for the winner wasn't dealt with.

Angelique Hristodoulou - 6.5

Hristodoulou's tackling was exceptional and her ability to read the game and City's passing patterns saw her intercept and block many avenues for attack.