Western Sydney Wanderers fall to Melbourne City in FFA Cup quarter final

Crashed out: The Western Sydney Wanderers have crashed out of the FFA Cup following a 4-1 loss to Melbourne City at AAMI Park. Picture: FFA

Crashed out: The Western Sydney Wanderers have crashed out of the FFA Cup following a 4-1 loss to Melbourne City at AAMI Park. Picture: FFA

The Western Sydney Wanderers crashed out of the FFA Cup after a 4-1 loss to Melbourne City at AAMI Park in Melbourne last night.

It’s the second straight season the Wanderers have fallen in the quarter finals, both times beaten by fellow A-League clubs.

The Wanderers went behind early after a poor clearance saw a spectacular bicycle kick goal from City’s Danish defender Michael Jakobsen just over 90 seconds in.

By half-time, City led 3-0 through goals to Bruno Fornaroli and a Tim Cahill penalty goal, after Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley was red carded just before the break.

City’s fourth seemed to put the game beyond doubt just after the hour mark before the Wanderers got on the board through a Dimas header to save the clean sheet.

It was the rare bright spot for the Wanderers as Melbourne City put on a dominant display to reach its second straight FFA Cup semi-final.

The Wanderers continue preparations for the A-League season this Saturday September 24 with a pre-season match against the Newcastle Jets at Cessnock Sporting Ground. 

The Wanderers kick off the A-League season with a local derby against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium on October 7.

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