Western Sydney Wanderers 1 Melbourne City 1: Novillo screamer secures a point

Top-quality strikes lit up Melbourne City's trip to Western Sydney Wanderers as the visitors failed to cement a top-six A-League spot.

Melbourne City missed the chance to solidify their A-League finals spot after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday.

In a match played in driving rain at Pirtek Stadium, it was the Wanderers who started the brighter and got their reward midway through the first half via Yojiro Takahagi’s wonderful free-kick.

But City responded just before with an even better goal from Harry Novillo -the Frenchman driving up the left channel before lashing home from 25 yards - to ensure them a point which has them six points clear of Brisbane, although Roar have a game in hand.