SYDNEY: Scottish striker Ross McCormack scored a double as Melbourne City won their fourth straight game and left Adelaide United with their first loss of Australia's A-League season this weekend.
McCormack, on loan from English Championship club Aston Villa, converted a penalty and powered home a free kick in the first half to leave City two points clear of defending champions Sydney FC.
Warren Joyce’s City team finished the last half-hour of the game with 10 men after Osama Malik was sent off for his second bookable offence.
Brazilian Bobo missed a penalty and converted a spot kick in Sydney FC's 2-0 home win over Perth Glory.
Bobo hit the bar in the 25th minute with his first spot kick and made amends nearing half-time, with a lengthy video assistant referee (VAR) delay adding to the tension adjudicating on a handball decision.
Polish attacker Adrian Mierzejewski scored his first A-League goal to round out Sydney's win.
The unbeaten Newcastle Jets are third after a 1-1 home draw with Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Wanderers looked set for all three points after Mark Bridge's first-half strike before Dimi Petratos got the equaliser.
A Massimo Maccarone double helped Brisbane Roar fight back from a 0-3 down to claim a fighting 3-3 draw with Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand.
Three goals inside the opening 20 minutes, including a brace to Serbian striker Andrija Kaludjerovic, looked to have wrapped up an early win for the Phoenix.
But the Roar, winless from the opening three rounds of the season, stormed back in the second half to secure their first points of the season.
Melbourne Victory, for the first time since the opening A-League season when they finished second last, have not won in the opening month of the competition.
Kevin Muscat’s side had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Central Coast in Gosford featuring two cracking goals from former Victory player Connor Pain and Melbourne's Dutch signing Leroy George.
Paul Okon’s Mariners finished strongly with Pain and substitute Kwabena Appiah hitting the woodwork late in the game.