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Australian Football: Ninkovic stars in Sky Blues win

Sydney FC pulled off an impressive 3-0 win over Western United on Saturday with Milos Ninkovic running the show for the Sky Blues.

Sydney are priced at 12/1 to win the 2021/22 A-League grand final and are starting to hit form again following the win over high-flying United.

Ninkovic masterclass

Ninkovic got the ball rolling in the 23rd minute when smashing home a fierce volley and then set up Dutchman Luciano Narsingh for his maiden A-League goal.

Mustafa Amini completed the scoring as Sydney moved to within one point of the top four and boss Steve Corica was a happy man.

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Ninkovic got special praise while the Sydney boss admits there is also more to come from new signing Narsingh.

"He's class Ninko. He's getting a little bit older, but the finish was sensational," Corica told reporters after the game. "Luciano's goal, it was a smart finish. He's still not match fit at the moment. He's getting stronger each game.

"Tonight he showed his class in front of goal with his finish."

Disgruntled Aloisi

Meanwhile John Aloisi was unhappy with the officiating throughout the game and ended going in the referee's notebook.

"Rhyan Grant pushed Connor Pain clearly in the back, and it should have been a foul," Aloisi said of the lead-up to Sydney's first goal.

"That's why I got a yellow card because I kept on mentioning it and they didn't like that I mentioned something."

The defeat brought to an end Western United’s nine-match unbeaten run and they remain in second place on the ladder.

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