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Melbourne City 0 Sydney FC 4: Bobo scores twice as leaders lay down marker

Two goals from Bobo helped Sydney FC to a commanding 4-0 win away to Melbourne City in Saturday's A-League clash at AAMI Park.

The Brazilian struck either side of a fine effort from Milos Ninkovic as Graham Arnold's men made it three wins in a row in a humbling outing for the home side.

Adrian Mierzejewski added a fourth as the leaders moved 12 points clear of Newcastle Jets at the top of the table, having played a game more.

The hosts enjoyed a promising start to proceedings, with 19-year-old Daniel Arzani looking a particular threat, but Bobo broke the deadlock on 32 minutes when his penalty was parried off the bar and in by goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis.

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City pushed for an equaliser but were stung two minutes before the break, when Ninkovic fired home a half-volley from the edge of the area after Sydney had stolen back possession in the final third.

Bobo got his second of the match and his 20th of a brilliant season on 65 minutes, eluding his marker with ease to head in Michael Zullo's cross.

Zullo was the architect again as Meirzejewski scuffed in a volley for Sydney's fourth, ensuring a record-equalling 111th A-League win for Arnold and a miserable weekend for the home fans in Melbourne.