O’Neill hails ‘outstanding’ Sydney after win over Jets

Sydney FC midfielder Brandon O’Neill believes the Sky Blues are ready for any challenge under coach Graham Arnold following Saturday’s fourth straight win of the season.

The league leaders eased to a 2-0 win over Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium courtesy of a goal in either half and a fourth consecutive clean sheet.

The previously unbeaten Jets managed only a single shot on goal despite fielding Andrew Hoole in a two-man attack alongside Morten Nordstrand.

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“(It was) an outstanding performance from us. We’re working very hard without the ball,” O’Neill told Fox Sports. 

Sydney FC players celebrate Milos Ninkovic's second-half strike against Newcastle Jets.

“With the ball we’re trying to go forward as much as we can. We’re scoring goals and conceding none which is the main thing in football.

“It’s really exciting to be winning football matches.”

Sydney have now scored 11 goals and conceded zero in a stunning start to the season which sees the two-time champions sit three points clear in first.

“We practice on the training pitch all different scenarios they’re going to throw at us,” O’Neill told Fox Sports.

“That’s why we have a master coach in Graham Arnold.

“He really gets everyone on the same page and gets everyone playing the same shape.”