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Aussies abroad: Caltex Socceroo’s stunning winner

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Caltex Socceroo Tom Rogic has scored another stunning goal to guide Celtic to a 1-0 win in the Scottish Premiership overnight.

Rogic produced a moment of magic midway through the first half to sink Aberdeen as the Hoops went nine points clear at the top of the SPL.

Swooping on a loose ball just outside the box, Rogic took one touch with his right foot before hitting a half-volley with the outside of his left foot which rocketed into the corner of the net.

 

It continues the 23-year-old’s superb form for Celtic this season and is a huge boost for the club ahead of this week’s vital UEFA Champions League against Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Rogic wasn’t the only Aussie to dominate in Scotland overnight, with Scott McDonald producing a man-of-the-match display in Motherwell’s big win against Ross County.

McDonald scored the opening goal for the hosts on eight minutes before setting up two more after the break in the 4-1 rout.

There was also good news for Ryan Edwards and Partick Thistle, as they prevailed 2-1 at St Johnstone to move up to seventh spot.

In England’s Championship, Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield stayed third despite copping a 5-0 hammering at Fulham, with the Caltex Socceroos star playing 90 minutes.

Ryan Williams came on with two minutes left for Barnsley, who went on to score a stoppage-time equaliser to escape with a 2-2 draw with Bristol City.

Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) and Bailey Wright (Preston North End) both played full matches as they lost against Leeds United and Newcastle United respectively.

In League One, Andy Rose scored for Coventry City as they drew 1-1 at Walsall, while Cameron Burgess played a full game as Oldham lost 1-0 at Rochdale.

Winger Mathew Leckie came on for the last half hour for Ingolstadt in the Bundesliga, who lost 2-0 at Mainz to remain in the relegation zone.

In the Eredivisie, Craig Goodwin and Kenneth Dougall both featured for Sparta Rotterdam as they drew 2-2 with Heralces.

Jason Davidson played a full match for Groningen as they lost 2-1 at Willem II.

Aziz Behich’s rich vein of form has continued in Turkey as Bursaspor beat Konyaspor 2-0 to stay in fourth spot in the Turkish Super League.

Tomi Mrcela’s Jeonnam Dragons were crushed 5-0 by Jeonbuk Motors in the K-League, while in Japan Nathan Burns played the last 10 minutes as FC Tokyo beat Vegalta Sendai 1-0.

© 2016 Socceroos | This article was written by John Greco  and first appeared on The Socceroos website on 30th October 2016.

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