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Australian Football: City take positives out of shock defeat

Melbourne City are thankful winning the premiers plate remains in their own hands despite a shock 2-0 defeat against Perth Glory on Wednesday night.

City are priced at 1/6 to win the minor premiership and got lucky to a certain extent as Western United were held to a 1-1 draw against the Newcastle Jets on the same night.

Top of the ladder

City stay top of the pile, one point ahead of both Melbourne Victory and Western United with one game of the regular season remaining.

Had they beaten Perth the title was in the bag, but at least it is still down to them as they head in to a home clash against Wellington Phoenix on Monday night.

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They will know exactly what they have to do as Melbourne Victory are away at Sydney on Saturday, while Western United travel to Adelaide on Sunday.

City have arguably the easiest job on paper but after losing to wooden spoon winners Perth that does not count for anything.

Jamieson takes positives

"It was in our hands and we stand here and it's still in our hands," Jamieson told Paramount Plus. "But regardless of that, we can't be playing like that. That's not our standard, that's not our style and it needs to be better and people need to be held accountable."

Meanwhile City coach Patrick Kisnorbo is also staying positive.

"Obviously there's going to be some frustration and disappointment," Kisnorbo added. "We're going to be positive and the positive thing is that still things are in our own hands."

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