A-League: Early Christmas Present for Victory Fans

A last minute Mark Milligan penalty secured the win for Melbourne Victory over cross-town rivals Melbourne City.

Mark Milligan from the spot

MARK MILLIGAN! Cool as you like.Video: Fox Sports Football

Posted by Melbourne Victory on Saturday, 23 December 2017

It was a deserved victory after the boys were dominant for much of the game against City.

Leroy George had a fantastic chance in the first half to put the Victory 1-0 up with a left footed strike, however he was denied by the crossbar.

Berisha, Troisi and Barbarouses continued to create chances throughout the game, however luck wasn’t on their side.

Young Victory centre back Thomas Deng was outstanding in defence, showing his class by ensuring Victory cruised towards a cleansheet.

Super Coach Kevin Muscat’s decision to bring Mark Milligan on in the 65th minute proved to be a crucial moment in the game as Milligan went on to win and convert a penalty in the dying moments of the game.

Victory’s next game is at AAMI Park on Friday the 29th of December against the Newcastle Jets. Kick off is at 7:50 pm! Hope to see you there Victory fans!