Socceroos in the A-League: Red-hot City trio steal the show

It was the City stars who shined on Friday evening as Mathew Leckie, Jamie Maclaren and Marco Tilio all combined in Melbourne City's 3-0 win over Newcastle Jets. 

City claimed their first home win since the 8th of December, courtesy of Socceroos trio Jamie Maclaren, Marco Tilio and Mathew Leckie who all played their part in a result that saw them shoot to the top of the A-League Men ladder on Friday evening. 

The 28-year-old Maclaren was first to strike at AAMI Park as he was played in behind the Newcastle defence and produced a beautiful finish to put the defending champions infront right on the stroke of half-time as Maclaren's volley fired right past Jets custodian Jack Duncan. 

Next, it was fellow Socceroo Mathew Leckie's turn to get involved in the goal-festivities on the evening as he netted his fourth goal in City colours on the 52nd minute. 

Marco Tilio ran the length of the field and played a delightful ball which split the Jets defence and allowed the powerful 31-year-old Leckie to comfortably slot his shot right into the back of the net to double City's lead. 

The 20-year-old starlet Tilio once again put his teammates into a goal-scoring position later in the game.

Carl Jenkinson was put on a plate by the creative midfielder and the 30-year-old former Arsenal and West Ham full-back scored his second goal in six games for Melbourne City. 

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Connor Metcalfe, who will join FC St Pauli and Socceroos teammate Jackson Irvine at the end of the season, was solid in his short cameo off the bench. 

The result couldn't have come at a better time for Patrick Kisnorbo's side as they had failed to win at home in over a month. 

Maclaren, Tilio and Leckie's Melbourne City are thrown right back into action on Tuesday evening as they face 2021 FFA Cup Finalists Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park with kick-off scheduled for 7.55pm (AEDT).

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