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Big Blues tally impressive A-League wins

NZN 13/11/2016 Ben McKay

Sydney FC keep on keeping on but Melbourne Victory are hopeful of taking up the title fight after the A-League's big blues scored knockout round six wins.

Victory earned a 3-0 win over Western Sydney on Saturday night before Sydney went one better by beating Perth 4-1 on Sunday afternoon for their sixth-straight win of the campaign.

Both sides benefited from defensive howlers but their attacking strength couldn't be denied.

Milos Ninkovic again starred for FC, picking up his third man-of-the-match award with a two-goal effort as Alex Brosque and Bobo completed the scoring.

The Serbian said it might have been his best performance in a sky blue shirt, but better was still to come.

"The last six games we've played good but I think we can play much better with the ball. We just need to control more ball," he told Fox Sports.

"This season is going to be much better than last year."

Sydney are now six points clear at the top of second-placed Melbourne City, with Brisbane third and Victory moving up to fourth.

Victory midfielder Oliver Bozanic, who netted the opening goal of the game, said their result was significant.

"We're taking it game by game. But we want to be up there. And the only way you can do that is by winning," he told AAP.

"We're pushing ourselves.

"It's still very early in the season but tonight was very important."

In his second season as a Victory marquee, Bozanic continues to polarise opinion, with many believing the 2014 World Cup Socceroo isn't putting in consistent performances worthy of his boosted wage.

But the 27-year-old played a strong hand on Saturday night, and on the basis of his goal celebration, you can't accuse him of not caring.

Bozanic repeatedly thumped the Victory badge on his shirt, showing his passion for the cause.

The key to Victory's improvement could be strength in attacking depth.

Marco Rojas was unavailable but Mitch Austin and Fahid Ben Khalfallah - who was unplayable at times - filled in with aplomb.

Second-half substitutes Jai Ingham and Max Beister also both found the net.

It means Victory have plenty of routes to goal, but talented players will be missing out.

Ben Khalfallah showed his endearing honesty when asked about his lack of game time after the match.

"To be honest I'm not very happy because I want to play. Everyone wants to play and especially me," he told Fox Sports.

"(Coach Kevin Muscat) is the boss. He makes his calls and I respect that."

Cross-town rivals Melbourne City returned to winning ways on Thursday night with a 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets that lifts them to second on the table behind Sydney FC.

Captain fantastic Bruno Fornaroli netted twice to become the fastest man to 30 A-League goals while Andrew Nabbout grabbed a first-half consolation for the Jets.

Brisbane were the dominant side in Adelaide on Friday night but had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Adelaide after goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic's heroics.

The veteran gloveman made six saves, while opposite number Michael Theo let in the Reds' only shot on target for the match as Sergi Guardiola found a late equaliser.

Brett Holman opened the scoring on the hour-mark with his first Australian club goal in more than 14 years.

And in Central Coast's new home-away-from-home of Canberra on Saturday, Ernie Merrick became the first A-League manager to notch 100 wins with a 2-0 success.

In-form Wellington Phoenix frontman Roy Krishna scored one and assisted Hamish Watson for the other in a wind-affected day in the capital.

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