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Perth have defeated 10-man Melbourne City 3-1 in a Friday night A-League contest which came precariously close to farce.

Mitch Nichols, Xavi Torres and Mitchell Mallia scored the goals at AAMI Park, with reinstated City striker Ross McCormack replying with a stunning free kick.

But a first-half video referee decision changed the match, with Osama Malik contentiously sent off for a late studs-up tackle on Glory youngster Jacob Italiano.

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