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Sydney FC aim to knock Perth off A-L perch

Sydney FC will be aiming to beat Perth Glory for the second time in three weeks when the A-League heavyweights clash in Perth.

Sydney FC aim to knock Perth off A-L perch

Sydney FC will be aiming to beat Perth Glory for the second time in three weeks when the A-League heavyweights clash in Perth.

STEVE CORICA arrives at the Sydney FC coach announcement press conference at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
STEVE CORICA arrives at the Sydney FC coach announcement press conference at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. Picture:Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has set his sights on knocking Perth Glory off their perch when the two heavyweights clash for the second time in three weeks.

Glory sit three points clear on top of the A-League table but the third-placed Sky Blues will leapfrog them if they can win in Perth on Wednesday night


Sydney have proven to be Glory's bogey team, with the Sky Blues winning their past nine A-League matches against Perth.

But even more remarkable is the fact Sydney are undefeated in their past seven trips to Perth, recording six wins and a draw.

Their last win came less than three weeks ago when they won 2-1 in Perth.

Glory are keen to avenge their only loss of the season but Corica is confident his players can dish out another lesson to Perth.

"Obviously we're doing very well over there," Corica said.

"The boys enjoy playing over there.

"Each game is very important, but this is a top-of-the-table clash, and our players know that, and they know what will happen if we win it - we'll be top of the table.

"We're very confident. The boys are doing a great job at the moment. The last time we went to Perth was a great win."

Sydney's title hopes looked shaky last month following a string of average results.

But four wins on the trot have seen them rocket back into the title picture, with last Friday's 5-2 demolition of Central Coast a reminder about their awesome firepower.

Sydney have scored 12 goals across their past four games, with Adam le Fondre raising his tally to 10 goals this season.

"Attacking-wise we are playing some great stuff," Corica said.

"The main thing is we're winning games, and we're getting different scorers as well.

"(Alex) Brosque scored a great hat-trick on the weekend, Adam (le Fondre) continues to score goals, and Aaron Calver as well popped up against Central Coast with his first A-League goal.

"Our defence is very strong (as well), and we want to continue that."

Perth are also in hot form, having beaten 10-man Brisbane 4-2 on Sunday to remain unbeaten on the road.

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