Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is adamant the goals will start to flow again for the A-League leaders.

Coach Graham Arnold believes Sydney FC are in championship-winning form and is holding faith the A-League leaders will rediscover their thirst for goals.

The Sky Blues remain unbeaten and six points clear at the top of the table after a controversial late Bobo penalty rescued a point from second-placed Melbourne City, the same team that outplayed them in last week's FFA Cup final.

While the same front-third profligacy stopped Sydney gaining an early lead at ANZ Stadium on Friday night, the hosts dominated the first half and came back from a goal down despite playing with 10 men for the last 20 minutes.

Arnold described it as his side's strongest performance of the campaign.

"At the moment things just aren't bouncing for us but we've still got the quality, strength and belief to play like that and get the results," Arnold said.

"If you're getting into those areas and it's the final ball you keep working on it, it was our best performance of the season and we'll get better.

"They bring an intense game and we play an intense game, and I thought it was a spectacle, a fantastic game to watch."

The blockbuster was an ill-tempered contest in which City's Argentine import Fernando Brandan turned from hero to villain, scoring a superb opener before blotting his copybook with a theatrical dive after a brush on the head from Rhyan Grant.

The coach wasn't concerned with the slip in form of marquee winger Filip Holosko, who was ineffective and removed after an hour.

"Filip is carrying a bit of a knee," Arnold said.

"He's a big powerful boy and in other games he may have scored one or two in the first 15-20 minutes.

"But it's good I have options with Bernie (Ibini) coming on, and I had to make a real tough decision leaving David Carney out of the squad to freshen up - he's been carrying a bit of a calf."

By Emma Kemp, AAP

Sportsta Contributor

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