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.
Young goalkeeper Joe Gauci made two impressive penalty saves, but Adelaide United's winning run ended with defeat to Central Coast Mariners.
Craig Noone scored twice and set up another goal as Melbourne City won for a sixth A-League game running.
Melbourne City are closing in on top spot in the A-League after comfortably dispatching leaders Central Coast Mariners on Monday.
Melbourne City leapfrogged Macarthur FC in the A-League after blowing them away in the first half at AAMI Park.
Melbourne Victory coach Grant Brebner is under severe pressure after watching his side be destroyed by Melbourne City.
A-League leaders Central Coast Mariners moved four points clear at the summit as they downed Perth Glory on Tuesday.
Sydney FC won last year's A-League title but the runners-up, Melbourne City, got a small measure of revenge for their Grand Final defeat.
Central Coast Mariners edged a five-goal thriller with Western United, while Melbourne City lost yet again in Sunday's A-League action.