A brace from Nathan Burns meant Wellington Phoenix leapfrogged Sydney FC into fourth spot.
The Wanderers dominated the first half, but didn’t make the most of their chances, and the game petered out into a stalemate.
It beggars belief how this thrilling, absorbing match between the top two sides so far this season finished 0-0.
Nikolai Petkovic’s red card at the end of regular time meant Sydney FC went down to 10 for extra time, where Bruce Djite’s double proved decisive.
Sydney FC came from 2-0 down to defeat the Western Sydney Wanderers in a highly-charged, aggressive Sydney Derby.
David Villa came off the bench to score the equaliser after Sydney surprisingly took the lead against the run of play.
Graham Arnold is Sydney FC’s ninth coach in ten seasons, but is the most sensible choice yet – a respected, experienced coach with a winning pedigree
Graham Arnold’s tactical adjustments to Sydney FC’s style of play have been obvious in the side’s pre-season friendlies
Guilherme Finkler scored right at the last to send Melbourne Victory through to the penultimate round of finals football.
For the fourth time this season, interstate rivals Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC face off for a place in the penultimate round of the finals series, competing in a knockout-tie for the first time since the 2010 Grand Final.