Despite Youssof Hersi’s 37th minute red card, the Wanderers held on to their slender advantage for an important away win.
Alessandro Del Piero scored two wonderful goals but it wasn’t enough as Brisbane turned in a superb team performance.
Ian Crook’s resignation following Sydney’s 3-2 loss to the Melbourne Victory ended a tumultuous chapter for the Sky Blues.
John Aloisi’s second win was a thrashing of the defending champions.
Despite a late comeback from the Phoenix Melbourne Victory held out for a second straight win.
A flurry of second half goals secured an incredible margin of victory for the Mariners.
Last night’s game between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Melbourne Heart was a scrappy, stop-start affair eventually settled by Patrick Gerhardt’s unfortunate own goal.
Moving Mark Milligan into midfield and playing Marcos Flores as the false nine have been the two biggest tactical talking points of Ange Postecoglou’s tenure at Melbourne Victory so far.