Two goals in three second-half minutes saw A-League leaders Sydney FC return to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over lowly defending champions Adelaide United.
A goalless draw at home to Western Sydney Wanderers last time out halted a run of four consecutive victories that have seen Graham Arnold’s men establish a healthy lead at the summit.
But strikes from Alex Brosque and Milos Ninkovic either side of the hour moved them eight points clear of second-placed Melbourne Victory, who have a game in hand.
Brosque’s left-footed volley opened the scoring after he got on the end of a Rhyan Grant cross – his ninth goal of the season.
Ninkovic then compounded the misery for Adelaide when he fired home from the centre of the box following a Michael Zullo throw-in that was not dealt with.
For Sydney it was a fourth clean sheet in five matches, while Adelaide are without an away win all season.
— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) January 20, 2017
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