Saturday, December 19, 2009

No change at the top of the A-League after goalless draw between the two top sides

Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC played out a drab 0-0 draw before 27,344 spectators at Etihad Stadium this evening.

The result leaves Melbourne in first place, 3 points ahead of second-placed Sydney.

It was the eighth goalless draw in the A-League this season.

The closest anyone came to scoring was in the first half when Melbourne’s Archie Thompson hit the crossbar.

Kevin Muscat was making his 500th appearance in Australia’s top-flight competition - the old NSL and the A-League.

The game was characterised by poor passing and woeful finishing.

The first touch of many players was appalling, and some of the hacking that was going on deserved stronger action from the match officials.

No matter how Fox Sports and their commentators tried to build up this spectacle, it was a very disappointing display of football in the premier competition in the land involving the two top sides.

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