Coach Kevin Muscat offers no excuses for Melbourne Victory's upset 3-0 loss to the Wellington Phoenix in Tuesday's A-League catch-up game.
The defeat, in a match rescheduled after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand in mid-November, brought an end to Victory's six-game winning streak.
It also halted any hopes second-placed Melbourne had of closing the gap on league leaders Sydney FC to two points.
"We didn't ask enough questions to really put them under constant pressure -- we got what...
Wellington Phoenix ended Melbourne Victory's six-game A-League winning streak in style with a 3-0 victory at Westpac Stadium.
Roly Bonevacia's first-half strike on Tuesday set up a fast-paced, entertaining match, ending with late goals from Jacob Tratt and Kosta Barbarouses.
Wellington attacked from the kickoff, Barbarouses working a smart one-two with Bonevacia inside the first minute before unleashing a stinging shot which forced a sharp save from Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas.
Kevin Muscat is relieved to have Besart Berisha in his arsenal for Melbourne Victory's season-defining A-League week, saying it was simply common sense to rescind the sharpshooter's controversial red card.
A day after the match review panel ruled Berisha's 58th-minute dismissal in Friday night's 3-2 win over the Brisbane Roar was an "obvious error", Muscat declared playing with 10 men for half an hour was punishment enough for the Albanian's minor brush with Luke DeVere.
The decision is a major...