Sydney FC came from behind to defeat Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 in the final Sydney Derby at Allianz Stadium before it is knocked down.
The visitors went ahead after a blunder by Sydney FC keeper Andrew Redmayne, but a goal from Brazilian Bobo and two from Poland international Adrian Mierzejewski, sealed Sydney’s impressive comeback win.
The Polish import is firming as favourite to win the Johnny Warren Medal for best player in the league and coupled with Bobo has scored an impressive 33 goals between them in a total of 53 for the team.
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold was not surprised of the result from his foreign players after the work that goes in to recruiting top foreign talent.
“One of the biggest things is there’s so much detail that goes into the recruitment,” he told Fox Sports’ Sunday Shootout.
“Ninkovic, Bobo and yes people are talking about Adrian but I’ve got four fantastic foreigners. We work extremely hard at the club to make sure we get top players in.
“Otherwise it’s not worth bringing them out to Australia. Those four have been outstanding for us all year.”
Mierzejewski equalised for the Blues in the 44th minute after weighing up the options, he lifts the ball cleanly over the tightly packed Wanderers wall off the crossbar and into the bottom of the net.
By the 56th minute he had notched up a brace after Simon finds a loose ball and slips it to Mierzejewski who fires a low shot into the net.
Bobo curled a low ball past Janjetovic in the 73rd minute to seal the win, which delighted Arnold.
“Fantastic performance. We dominated the whole game, we had the majority of the play and the boys did fantastically well to back up after the Wednesday night [in Shanghai] to put in a performance like that,” he said.