Sky Blues contain Jets in 2-2 draw

Hyundai A-League Champions Sydney FC have set a new A-League record after recording their 24th consecutive home match without defeat in a 2-2 draw with Newcastle Jets at Allianz Stadium.

Sky Blues marquee Milos Ninkovic scored a stunning solo goal in the first half to draw the home side level after Nabbout had opened the scoring for the visitors.

The Jets took the lead again close to the hour through Champness before Bobô headed his 14th goal of the season late on to earn Sydney FC a point.

The draw ensures Sydney FC maintain an eight-point advantage at the top of the league leading into next Monday’s clash away to Brisbane Roar.

“I was very proud of the effort and character tonight,” Sydney FC manager Graham Arnold said.

“Bobô could have had another hat-trick tonight but sometimes you win 6-0 taking all chances and sometimes you don’t.

It’s another wonderful achievement with the longest undefeated streak at home with 24 league games.

“You have a game plan and then you have quality. Ninkovic, Adrian, Brosque and Bobô, they change the game. That Ninkovic goal came out of nothing, it was wonderful.

The top-of-the-table clash drew a bumper crowd of 18,055 to the Moore Park venue.