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.