Tim Cahill scores winner as Melbourne City beat Sydney FC in FFA Cup final

Tim Cahill earns Melbourne City victory
Cahill joined Melbourne City in August after spells in the United States and Japan since leaving England

Tim Cahill scored the winner as Melbourne City won their first trophy with a 1-0 victory against Sydney FC in Australia's FA Cup final.

The ex-Everton and Millwall midfielder, 36, headed in the decisive goal shortly after half-time.

"It hitting my head is the story of my life," said Cahill. "People will say he's done it again but that's why I play. I play for moments like that."

The game was watched by a record cup final crowd of 18,751 in Melbourne.

It was City's first silverware since being formed as Melbourne Heart in 2009.

This club was rebranded in 2014 following a takeover by the City Football Group, which runs Premier League outfit Manchester City.

CFG also owns Major League Soccer side New York City FC in the United States and three-time Japanese champions Yokohama F. Marinos.

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