MX23RW : Wednesday, February 20 08:17:39
Oct 25, 2014 at 9.30am UK at ​Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
VictoryMelbourne Victory
5-2
Melbourne CityMelbourne City
Thompson (23', 87'), Berisha (45', 46', 67' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-2)
Wielaert (13'), Hoffman (26')

Result: Besart Berisha scores hat-trick in Melbourne derby

Besart Berisha scores a hat-trick in Melbourne Victory's win over rivals Melbourne City FC.

Besart Berisha scored a hat-trick in Melbourne Victory's win over rivals Melbourne City FC.

The Albanian takes his tally to seven goals in his first five games for Victory since completing his move from Brisbane Roar earlier this year.

Besart Berisha of the Victory celebrates a goal with Archie Thompson during the round three A-League match between the Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City at Etihad Stadium on October 25, 2014© Getty Images

Archie Thompson netted himself a brace in the emphatic 5-2 win over their close rivals.

Thompson scored Victory's first after conceding a 13th-minute City goal, courtesy of Rob Wielaert's header from a set piece.

Jason Hoffman retook the lead for City as Aaron Mooy's delivery was met by Hoffman, who headed it past Nathan Coe in between Victory's sticks.

City took an assured lead into half time, but Berisha came firing out of the blocks, seconds after the restart, to level the score up in the 46th minute.

The 29-year-old then completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot after James Brown clumsily pushed Matthieu Delpierre in the back while contesting a header.

Thompson completed his brace with three minutes left after rounding City's goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne and tapping the ball into an empty net.

Victory, who are still undefeated, go top of the table while City stay in seventh.

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Brisbane Roar's Besart Berisha is congratulated by teammates in front of fans after scoring the opening goal against Melbourne Victory during the A-League semi-final match on April 27, 2014
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