It doesn't get bigger than this - a the top of the table A-League clash between the reigning Champions and the kings of the ‘Castle, Jets.
It was heavy rain at Allianz Stadium, as Milos Ninkovic and Bobo finished well to secure the three points. Dimi Petratos scored a fire-bolt, but proved only a consolation.
Sydney FC were desperate to get back to winning ways following their shock defeat at the hands of Central Coast Mariners last week.
While, the flying Jets climbed to first after their comeback win in Adelaide.
But it was Sydney who emerged victorious to leapfrog to the top of the table with an overall good performance, but Newcastle were unlucky not to get at least a point by the end of the match.
Andrew Redmayne (GK)- 7
Made a great stop of Joey Champness’ chance in the first half and wasnt' really troubled before the break. Unable to stop Dimi Petratos’ goal due to poor goalkeeping.
Paulo Retre- 6.5
Good positioning and got himself involved, great passing but struggled with crosses in the first half. Did lack composure at times.
Came off in the 62nd minute in one of his better outings for the Sky Blues.
Alert and aware defending, made a crucial and last minute nip on Andrew Nabbout to deny an equaliser. Important interventions.
Jordy Buijs- 7.5
Was aware of the Jets’ long ball tactics, and created well from the back with great passing. Made an error that forced a Jets chance.
Michael Zullo- 8
Was energetic and his work rate was second-to-none. Accurate passes and cleverness, with good ball control.