Which team will walk away with the Hyundai A-League trophy in 2016/17? (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Syndey FC reach their fourth grand final in five seasons after the Sky Blues cruised past Perth Glory in the first half, coming away with a 2-0 win in the Semi-final.

Milos Ninkovic and Adam Le Fondre got onto the scoresheet, with the second coming after a horrendous goalkeeping blunder by Liam Reddy.

Sydney is seeking to become the first club to win five A-League championships, they take on grand final debutants Melbourne City on Sunday night.

Sydney Coach Steve Corica believes it will give his players added motivation.

“There have been some fantastic clubs in Australian football history and to be standing above them all will be a marvellous achievement for everyone connected with Sydney FC,”he said.

“City has shown what a good team they are throughout this season and they are a very dangerous opponent.

“We will need to be at our best to defeat them.”

Melbourne City advanced to its maiden A-League grand final by breaking the spirit of Western United in with a 2-0 victory.

“Today we showed we are strong mentally and this season has shown that this team can do very well,” City coach Erick Mombaerts said.

“It is not enough to reach the final, now we have to win this.”

Having played each other twice this season, both winning one game each, Sunday’s clash is set to be a close encounter.

Both sides have managed to cover their strengths at both ends of the pitch this season.

Quick stats:

Season stats Sydney FC Melbourne City
Goals 48 49
Shots taken 328 420
Shots on target 134 151
Shots on target Percentage 40.9% 36.1%
Penalties made 5 6
Goals against 24 37
Saves 83 75
Shots taken against 106 104
Clean sheets 7 7


This is City’s best season to date, but the Sky Blues won’t go down without a fight.

Prediction: Melbourne City win 2-1