A-League Round 20 threw up a top of the table clash between Melbourne and Sydney that ended in a scoreless draw.

In Kevin Muscat's 500th league appearance, the Victory could not get over the line at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night but kept their three-point lead on top of the table intact.

In other Round 20 matches, Adelaide United were held to a 1-1 draw by Wellington on Friday night, the Brisbane Roar saluted in a thriller against Central Coast Mariners, Gold Coast United returned to form with a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Perth Glory and Newcastle leapt to fourth on the table after producing their fourth win on the trot, defeating North Queensland Fury.

Adelaide United: 1 (ALEMAO 57') Wellington Phoenix: 1 (Adrian CACERES 77') Venue: Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Crowd: 9,070 Yellow Cards:AU - Mathew LECKIE 69' WP - Leo BERTOS 45', Tony LOCHHEAD 78'

Central Coast Mariners: 2 (Nicky TRAVIS 34', Dylan MACALLISTER 76') Brisbane Roar: 3 (Tommy OAR 10', Sergio VAN DIJK 22', Matt McKAY 90') Venu: Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Crowd: 5,684 Yellow cards:CCM - Pedj BOJIC 90' BR - Matt MCKAY 47'

Melbourne Victory: 0 Sydney FC: 0 Venue: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Crowd: 27,344 Yellow Cards:MV - Leigh BROXHAM 43' SYD - Terry MCFLYNN 25', Stuart MUSIALIK 59'

Newcastle Jets: 3 (Chris TADROSSE (og) 25', Jin-Hyung SONG 38', Sasho PETROVSKI 83') North Queensland Fury: 2 (Dyron DAAL 44'/61') Venue: EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Crowd: 7,026 Yellow Cards:NJ - Nil NQF - Nil

Gold Coast United: 2 (Shane SMELTZ 4', Charlie MILLER 76') Perth Glory: 0 Venue:Skilled Park, Robina Crowd: 4,310 Yellow Cards:GCU - Steve PANTELIDIS 40', Charlie MILLER 69', Andrew BARISIC 90' PG - Andy TODD 20', Mile STERJOVSKI 62', Jamie COYNE 65', Wayne SRHOJ 75'