Vukovic pays tribute to ‘big-game’ Cahill

Sydney FC keeper Danny Vukovic described the Westfield FFA Cup Final as “cagey” but paid tribute to the scorer of the winning goal, Tim Cahill.

“Both teams struggled to hold onto the ball in midfield and it was one moment that lost us the game and won them the game,” the Sydney FC keeper told

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“And Timmy is a big-game player and he’s proved that his whole career and again tonight.

“I think he was being clever. He got a little nudge in on one of our players and he’s one of the best headers in the world football.

“And he has been for years. It was a short corner as well and we could’ve done better but it’s something we’ll look at. And we have to be better.”

And Vukovic conceded City are a very difficult team – especially at home.

City players celebrate after their 1-0 win over Sydney FC.

But away in Sydney in ten days, when City face the Sky Blues at ANZ Stadium in a Round 10 clash, perhaps revenge will be on the menu for Sydney.

“They’re a very good team. They have some great players and I think we handled them really well.

“It was only when we opened up in the last 10 minutes when they got a few opportunities on goal.

“But they’re beatable and obviously we’ll be looking to do that in ten days’ time.”

Sydney FC attacker David Carney, a late sub for the Sky Blues, described the game as "scrappy". 

It was a fiery opening with both sides involved in some heated moments...

"I've seen both teams play better. But obviously things helped them and things fell for them," he told

"We probably didn't keep the ball the way we have been... probably it wasn't the greatest of finals."