Melbourne Victory coach Ernie Merrick is happy that the team's fate is now back in their own hands.

Following a seemingly effortless 4-0 win over the Wellington Phoenix last night, the Victory jumped back to the top of the table and they can now dictate what happens in regards to a top-two finish if they continue to play consistently well.

"Everything's in our hands, we don't have to rely on opposing teams being beaten or drawing it's all in our hands. We've just got to keep playing consistently the way we are playing," he said.

"We've scored 12 goals in our past three games, two clean sheets, conceded two and our goal difference is 16 now. It's a pretty ideal run into the finals."

Melbourne have a tough run home with games against two of the top three teams in Gold Coast United and Sydney FC but as Merrick said, it is now in their own hands to keep their stranglehold on an all-important top-two finish.