Mooy the man to watch for Phoenix

Aaron Mooy (left) celebrates after scoring for Melbourne City. Photo: AAP Image
Aaron Mooy (left) celebrates after scoring for Melbourne City. Photo: AAP Image

MELBOURNE City midfielder Aaron Mooy was outstanding again in his team's 4-1 win over Central Coast last weekend - so good he was named alongside global stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlos Tevez in EA Sports' FIFA team of the week.

Mooy did it all against the Mariners, whipping in a free-kick for Patrick Kisnorbo to open the scoring.

He then scored a penalty and found the back of the net again in second-half injury time courtesy of another free-kick.

The 25-year-old (pictured, left) has been in scintillating touch in 2015-16 and will no doubt be one of the leading contenders for the Johnny Warren Medal as the competition's outstanding player.

He has scored nine goals for the campaign and also has a league-high 17 assists - 11 more than the next best, Brisbane's Thomas Broich.

While Mooy will again provide a major threat against the Phoenix in Wellington tonight, teammate and leading scorer Bruno Fornaroli will be determined to get his name on the scoresheet after missing out last week despite having several good opportunities.

Victory would see City join Western Sydney and Brisbane on top of the A-League ladder, while Wellington is ahead of only Central Coast.

The Phoenix has lost five of its past six games, but will be desperate to commemorate captain Andrew Durante's 200th game for the club with a win.

The 33-year-old, who has missed just 14 games during the past eight years, re-signed for another two seasons this week.


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