What a ripper round of footy, we reckon. But what did you think? Here's our recap of the best of the rest.
CITY VS PERTH
Bobby Despotovski raised the stakes for this one by firing a warning shot - of sorts - at the team he branded 'The Melbourne City Matildas'.
With a side featuring no less than nine of the current Australian crop, he has a point.
Perth knew they had to be defensively resolute to stand a chance in this topsy-turvy battle between one of the league's strongest and weakest sides. And at half-time it was so far, so good.
20 minutes down here and it’s mostly been played in City’s half. Still no goals #MCYvPER— The Football Sack (@TheFootballSack) December 19, 2019
Despite City sitting top of the table, there was a bit of a debate raging over Rado Vidosic's tactics as well.
30’ A handful of chances for either side, but the main takeaway here is that we’re sorta just spamming the “through ball to a pacey winger” tactic from every FIFA of the past five years. Poor Ellie. #WLeague #MCYvPER— Talking City (@TalkingCityFC) December 19, 2019
But when this sorta stuff happens, well, what can you do but sit back and applaud?
Ultimately, it was a game of same-old, same-old. City winning, albeit unconvincingly, by a one goal margin. Perth losing despite a decent defensive performance due to their lack of attacking options. Eliza Campbell having an absolute belter, but failing to keep a clean sheet.