Sydney FC claimed inaugural Sydney Derby honours with a narrow victory over Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 2 of the E-League on Thursday night.
The result sees the Sky Blues boast two wins from two games to head the table, equal with Central Coast Mariners and Brisbane Roar.
Sydney FC 5-4 Western Sydney Wanderers
- Sydney FC survived a nervy Xbox encounter to beaten Western Sydney Wanderers in a fittingly hard-fought Sydney Derby.
PS4: Mark 'xMarkoHD' Brijeski 2-0 Rick 'DOUBLETTT' Tran
Mark Brijeski grabbed the early bragging rights for Sydney FC with an accomplished 2-0 win over Rick Tran.
After a scoreless first half, it was Brijeski who broke the deadlock from a 63rd-minute corner.
And the Sky Blues doubled their advantage late on as Brijeski sealed his second successive victory.
Xbox: Samer 'Samer96_' Elbadar 3-4 Joseph 'OhNoAGoat' Nassar
Joseph Nassar's superb Xbox fightback fell agonisingly short of earning Western Sydney a point despite a 4-3 victory over Sydney FC's Samer Elbadar.
The pair traded goals in the first half, before two quick strikes from Albadar appeared to have put the tie beyond doubt.
That was until Nassar's dogged late rally produced three match-turning goals.
While it wasn't enough to secure an overall draw, the comeback did ensure Wanderers knocked their rivals off top spot.