Tim Cahill headed Melbourne City to a much-needed A-League win against 10-man Central Coast with a 2-1 victory at AAMI Park.
Cahill scored after just three minutes before Roy O'Donovan equalised -- but he was then sent off after just 23 minutes.
The Mariners were able to hold City at bay for the second half, ensuring another nervy finish for the title hopefuls.
The result was the perfect tonic for Michael Valkanis' men, desperately needing a response to last week's loss to last-placed Adelaide...
Melbourne City coach Michael Valkanis says refereeing officials have reached out to apologise for yet another A-League blunder in their 2-1 loss to Adelaide United.
Nicolas Colazo's first-half goal last Thursday was judged offside by referee Jonathan Barreiro, much to City's disgust. The Argentine received Luke Brattan's through-ball and rounded Eugene Galekovic to slot home, only for the linesman's flag to rule the strike out.
Replays suggested Colazo was almost fully onside, with only his outstretched...
Melbourne City coach Michael Valkanis says his A-League club aren't planning on entering the transfer market during the mid-season window.
City have been one of the most-prodigious users of the January transfer window, rejuvenating their squad in previous years to gear up for the title race.
Last season, Socceroos defender Alex Wilkinson was most effectively brought in to reshape the club's defence.
Osama Malik, Anthony Caceres, Dean Bouzanis and Nick Fitzgerald followed, with Erik Paartalu, Stefan...