Victory Crush Wanderers 4-0

Melbourne Victory crushed Western Sydney Wanderers 4-0 on Saturday at Marvel Stadium, scoring three of the goals inside 39 minutes.

Marquee man Keisuke Honda scored the opener in the 8th minute as well as producing a number of classy touches and pieces of skill throughout.

Spaniard Raul Baena doubled the lead just after the half-hour mark, beating Tarek Elrich in the box to slot the ball past Janjetovic for his first this season.

Kosta Barbarouses made no mistake from the spot in the 39th minute after being brought down in the area by Elrich.

By the second half the Wanderers had improved but were to concede once more, as Tony Antonis got his third for the season, sending the ball high and straight into the goal to end the to cap a stunning display by Victory.

Saturday’s other match ended in a 1-1 draw for Wellington Phoenix and Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium.

Phoenix looked on course for victory after Roy Krishna’s scored a record-breaking 34th goal for the club, just before the break. However, substitute Diego Castro smashed home an equaliser with eight minutes remaining against the 10-man hosts.

Melbourne City had a crucial 3-0 win over Newcastle Jets on Sunday at AAMI Park, despite the angst of absent striker Bruno Fornaroli.

City took the lead after just 78 seconds after the Jets failed to clear a corner with the ball dropping to youngster Riley McGree in the box, who smashed the ball past Glen Moss.

Luke Brattan scored a goal of the season contender after controlling a looping ball on his chest before hitting a thunderous volley from 25 yards out which dipped over Moss into the top corner of the net.

Lachlan Wales stood in for Fornaroli and in doing so scored his first and his team’s third, just 15 minutes from time.