Adam Le Fondre marked his return from Mumbai City with a goal for Sydney, but Central Coast sit second in the A-League table.
Western Sydney Wanderers improved their hopes of landing a Finals place with a huge victory, while Sydney FC had a more difficult day.
Jamie Maclaren reached 20 goals for the season as the striker helped Melbourne City brush aside the A-League's bottom side, Newcastle Jets.
Nikolai Topor-Stanley scored an own goal and Dylan Pierias added a second for Western United against Newcastle Jets.
Melbourne City, who won 7-0 on Saturday, remain top of the A-League after Adelaide United could not beat Sydney.
A club-record run of seven consecutive defeats is over for Newcastle Jets, though a 1-1 draw with Perth Glory does neither side much good.
Jamie Maclaren is now second on the all-time A-League top scorers list, while Melbourne Victory ended a six-game wait for a win.
Melbourne City beat Wellington Phoenix 3-2 and Newcastle Jets lost 1-0 to Western United in Monday's A-League action.
Leaders Central Coast Mariners were held by Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory saw off Newcastle Jets 2-1 in Saturday's A-League action.
Stefan Mauk's sixth goal of the season helped Adelaide United climb to third place in the A-League, as they punished dismal Newcastle Jets.