Victory for Victory, Sydney held
Melbourne Victory remain one of two unbeaten teams after four rounds of Australia's A-League and lead Sydney FC by two points after a 1-0 win over Adelaide United this weekend.
Melbourne's former Socceroo defender Kevin Muscat scored the winner in the 63rd minute, ramming home the rebound from his saved penalty to give Victory all the points.
Victory finished with ten men after Brazilian striker Ney Fabiano was sent off in the 29th minute for spitting at Adelaide's Robert Cornthwaite after the pair were involved in an on-field altercation. If found guilty, Fabiano faces a multiple match suspension after Perth defender Dino Djulbic recently received a five-match ban for a similar offence.
Defending champions Newcastle Jets were held to a scoreless draw at home by Sydney FC, who also remain unbeaten. Sydney midfielder Michell Prentice was sent off in the 88th minute for his second yellow card in just five minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute.
Central Coast Mariners also had a goalless draw away to Wellington Phoenix and they were joined in fourth spot by Queensland Roar, who romped to a 3-0 away win against Perth Glory on Sunday. First-half goals from former Socceroo defender Craig Moore, Matt McKay and Charlie Miller sealed the win for the Roar.