Oct 19, 2013 at 9.30am UK at ‚ÄčSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Sydney FCSydney FC
Smith (37'), Henrique (39'), North (44'), Broich (80')
Hingert (19')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Warren (15'), Abbas (36')

Result: Brisbane Roar thump Sydney FC to go top

Brisbane Roar go top of the A-League by beating Sydney FC 4-0 in Queensland.

Brisbane Roar have gone top of the A-League after thrashing Sydney FC in Queensland.

First-half goals from Matthew Smith, Henrique and Jade North put the hosts firmly in control at Suncorp Stadium.

Matthew Smith and Liam Miller of the Roar celebrate a goal during the round two A-League match between Brisbane Roar and Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium on October 19, 2013© Getty Images

The opening 45 minutes were soured further for the visitors, as star man Alessandro Del Piero limped off the field and had to be replaced by Brett Emerton.

Brisbane's dominance continued after the break and their lead was increased when Thomas Broich slotted home with 10 minutes remaining.

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