VIDEO: Robbie Fowler (ex-Liverpool) sulks on the sidelines as Fury draw with Brisbane; Melbourne beat Adelaide

North Queensland Fury 1 – Brisbane Roar 1 (A-League, January 23, 2010) Marquee player Robbie Fowler was left out of the side, with reports in Australia suggesting the former England and Liverpool striker was unhappy at initially being named on the bench, fuelling speculation regarding his future at the club. Roar took the lead in the 48th minute through Luke DeVere but Fury hit back just seven minutes later when David Williams scored.

Melbourne Victory 2 – Adelaide United 0 (A-League, January 23, 2010) Melbourne snatched a very early lead through Tom Pondeljak after just 22 seconds of the match and held onto it until Kevin Muscat scored a last-minute penalty to take their winning streak against Adelaide to nine straight.