Back to full strength, Melbourne City consolidated their spot in the A-League's top four with a classy 5-1 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.
Missing six players to suspension in last week's 2-2 draw with Brisbane, City stormed back against a hapless Phoenix, slicing through the home team on Saturday with two first-half goals before adding three in a dominant second spell.
Winless in their past seven away games, City weren't initially convincing and Wellington looked set to take advantage in the...
Melbourne City will be without key defensive pair Michael Jakobsen and Ivan Franjic for Saturday's match against A-League rivals Wellington.
Jakobsen (calf) and Franjic (knee soreness) won't make the trip across the Tasman after falling short in their rehabilitation.
The Danish centre-back and Socceroos right-back didn't play in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Brisbane.
The long flight to Wellington has been a factor in leaving the defenders out, with both likely to come into contention for next...
Matildas co-captain Lisa De Vanna has been cited nine days after charging into Melbourne City's Jess Fishlock off the ball and from behind in Canberra United's W-League semifinal loss.
De Vanna rammed into the Wales international who fell to the turf but the incident was not witnessed by the referee and she was initially expected to escape any action as the W-League does not have a match review panel.
Lisa De Vanna will face a disciplinary hearing for this off-the-ball hit on Jess Fishlock in the...