Sydney FC ground the Newcastle Jets; Perth draw at the Gold Coast

Newcastle Jets 1 – Sydney FC 2 (A-League, January 3, 2011) The Sky Blues snapped a five-game losing streak thanks to first-half goals from Japanese midfielder Hiro Moriyasu and Brazilian striker Bruno Cazarine before the Jets produced a late rally with a Labinot Haliti goal but in the end, the home side could not do enough.

Gold Coast United 0 – Perth Glory 0 (A-League, January 3, 2011) The home side had cause for complaint right at the death when Tahj Minniecon crossed for Bruce Djite to tap in on 90 minutes, but the linesman ruled the ball had gone over the byline. Replays were inconclusive and the decision could have gone either way.