A-League Review: Premiers Sydney set new points record

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A-League premiers Sydney FC rounded off their record-breaking regular season by setting a new all-time points record thanks to a 2-0 win over Newcastle Jets.

A guard of honour for Sydney from the Newcastle players preceded a goalless first half, in which Alex Wilkinson headed against the bar for the Sky Blues and Andrew Nabbout sidefooted a penalty wide for the Jets after Rhyan Grant fouled Andrew Hoole.

The breakthrough came for Sydney in the 56th minutes - Milos Ninkovic on hand to convert Filip Holosko's low cross.

Captain Alex Brosque volleyed home to make the win safe three minutes from time and ensure he would lift the premiers' plate with a record haul of 66 points to Sydney's name, outstripping Brisbane's previous best mark of 65 - set in a 30-game season in 2011 as opposed to the current 27-match format.

However, Ninkovic limping off with a knock to his left leg a fortnight ahead of the semi-finals provided a measure of concern before the celebrations got underway.