Melbourne Victory are back to winning ways after their emphatic 3-0 win over Adelaide United at AAMI Park on Saturday.
Kevin Muscat was under pressure to deliver after his side had looked uninspiring and lacking creativity, which led to losses in their last three games in the league, as well as the Champions League.
For Muscat who is out of contract at the season’s end and been under heavy scrutiny amind Victory’s inconsistent campaign, the win has relieved the tension and took the club to fourth on the table.
James Troisi took the armband after Carl Valeri and scrambled home the first goal, although ruled an own goal to Taylor Regan who had tried to stop the ball going into the back of the net.
Victory were 2 goals ahead 7 minutes later after Leroy George who bent a free-kick around the wall and into the top corner to the right of Izzo, who was beaten for pace. Besart Berisha sealed the win with a tap-in in the 58th minute.
Meanwhile Perth Glory secured a stunning come-from-behind 2-1 win over Melbourne City on Saturday night at the nib Stadium.
City looked to have sealed all 3 points only to see Glory score twice in the last 5 minutes to beat a 10-man City.
Daniel Arzani opened the scoring in the 43rd minute after he up the ball near the left touchline, ran at the defence, cut into the box and shifted onto his right foot to curl a cracker into the top corner.
Facing his old team for the first time, Glory midfielder Neil Kilkenny equalised in the 84th minute after he passed the ball low and into the net in front of the Shed after Chianese got into the box.
Then in the 97th minute, substitute Adam Taggart headed a winner to send the crowd into raptures.