The Reds continued their brilliant early-season form with a 2-1 win over Newcastle Jets on Saturday night which enabled them to go a game clear of Perth glory who suffered their first defeat of the term when they lost 1-0 at home to Gold Coast United.
In other results, Central Coast Mariners kicked the round off with a 1-0 home win over Melbourne Heart on Friday night, Wellington Phpenix defeated the struggling Sydney FC 2-1 at Westpac Stadium on Saturday evening and the Melbourne Victory ended the Brisbane Roar's near-perfect start to the season with a 3-0 result at AAMI Park on Sunday.
Central Coast Mariners:1 (Daniel McBreen 20') Melbourne Heart: 0 Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford Friday, 10 September 2010 Referee: Peter Green Crowd: 6,326 Yellow Cards:CCM - John Hutchinson 75', Adam Kwasnik 78' MH - Dean Heffernan 22' Red Cards:MH Michael Beauchamp 52'
Wellington Phoenix:2 (Paul Ifill 50', Nick Ward 72') Sydney FC: 1 (Bruno Cazarine 67') Saturday, 11 September 2010 Westpac Stadium, Wellington Referee: Chris Beath Crowd: 8,453 Yellow Cards:WP - Nil SYD - Bruno Cazarine 49'
Adelaide United:2 (Mathew Leckie 23, Marcos Flores 66') Newcastle Jets: 1 (Sean Rooney 90') Saturday, 11 September 2010 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Referee:Ben WilliamsCrowd: 9,571 Yellow Cards:AU - Nil NJ - Ljubo Milicevic 28'
Melbourne Victory:3 (Tom Pondeljak 51', Ricardinho 56', Grant Brebner 71') Brisbane Roar: 0 Sunday, 12 September 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Referee: Ryan Shepheard Crowd: 13,792 Yellow cards:MV - Leigh BROXHAM 74', Grant BREBNER 90' BR - Mitch NICHOLS 77'
Perth Glory: 0 Gold Coast United:1 (Jason Culina 23') Sunday, 12 September 2010 nib Stadium, Perth Referee: Matthew Breeze Crowd: 10,450 Yellow Cards:PG - Mile Sterjovski 55' GCU - Steve Fitzsimmons 34', Michael Thwaite 36'