Football 2022: Macarthur FC wins Australia Cup, defeating Sydney United 58 2-0

Dwight Yorke has made an immediate impact at Macarthur FC, guiding the Bulls to Australia Cup glory.

Two penalties — one each scored by Al Hassan Toure and captain Ulises Davila ­— proved the difference in Saturday night’s Cup final, with Macarthur defeating NPL NSW club Sydney United 58 2-0 in front of 16,461 fans at CommBank Stadium.

The win earned the Bulls their first piece of silverware in just their third season of existence after joining the A-League in 2020.

In his first senior coaching job after taking over from Ante Milicic following the completion of the Bulls’ 2021-22 campaign, former Manchester United star Yorke has had instant success and has Macarthur primed for the new A-League season, which starts on Friday.

Macarthur went ahead in the 32nd minute via a Toure spot kick after Davila was fouled in the box by Anthony Tomelic.

Davila, who was awarded the Mark Viduka Medal for his man-of-the-match performance, then sealed the win in the dying stages with a penalty of his own after a foul on Bulls substitute Craig Noone.

Emotions overflowed after the match for Davila, whose wife tragically passed away in May.

There was controversy before the opening whistle, with Sydney United 58 fans chanting during the Welcome to Country speech.

Originally published as Football 2022: Macarthur FC wins Australia Cup, defeating Sydney United 58 2-0

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