Sydney FC win A-League premiers’ plate

Sydney FC are the 2016-17 A-League premiers after Melbourne Victory’s loss to Brisbane Roar on Saturday left them with an unassailable lead at the top.

Brisbane’s 1-0 win confirms the Sky Blues’ first silverware in seven years as they are now 11 points clear of second-placed Victory who have three games to play.

The Premier’s Plate means Sydney have ended their period of trophy drought since they last lifting the A-League championship in the 2009-10 season.

Graham Arnold’s men sit on the top of A-League regular round after claiming 56 points from 23 games, having lost just once all season as they chase a season-record.