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‘Incredible night’: Sydney FC secure Premiers’ Plate after Phoenix draw with Adelaide

Sydney FC secured the Premiers’ Plate after Saturday’s 1-1 draw between Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United ensured the defending champions would finish top of the table at the end of the regular season.

Sydney, who will have top seeding in the finals for the third time in the past four campaigns, needed only a point to secure the trophy but lost to the Newcastle Jets on Tuesday.

Sydney FC are 11 points clear at the top of the A-League.

Sydney FC are 11 points clear at the top of the A-League.Credit:Getty Images

“An incredible night for our club and a remarkable achievement by a special group of players and coaches,” Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow said on the club’s website.

“Tonight we won our fourth Premiers’ Plate, a new record for an A-League club, and combined with our four Championship titles, adds to our club’s long history of success.

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