Australians Abroad round-up: Jones keeps Reds role, as McDonald strikes again

Kieran Jones compiles's concise Australians Abroad round-up for this week, from the UK and Europe to Asia and the Americas Indonesia   By KIERAN JONES

Several Aussies were on the scoresheet during the week in Europe, while Australians faced each other in Asia.

Scott McDonald's return to form carried on when he scored twice in a 2-1 win against Bolton on Sunday.

McDonald started on the bench, but made the most of his opportunities when he came on in the 21st minute.

After keeping a clean sheet last week, Brad Jones was given the job as Liverpool goalkeeper in the Merseyside derby, but could not repeat his efforts of a week ago as the Reds drew 2-2 with Everton on Sunday.

Jones kept his place in goal despite Pepe Reina returning to the Liverpool squad. Reina was left on the bench, which suggests Jones could find himself in the starting line up on a more regular basis.

While Aston Villa could only manage a 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Saturday, Chris Herd finally got an opportunity alongside Brett Holman in the starting side.

Herd played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in the draw, while Holman was substituted after a 76 minute shift.

Dino Djulbic scored again in China, converting for the third time in as many games as Guizhou drew 1-1 with Milan Susak's Tianjin Teda on Saturday.

Djulbic and Joel Griffiths have been scoring on a regular basis in China, while fellow Aussies Susak and Daniel Mullen have been getting plenty of game time in the CSL.

In Germany, Mathew Leckie joined the chorus of scoring Australians, as he goaled in FSV Frankfurt's 3-1 win over Jahn Regensburg on Sunday.

Richard Porta's stunning form for Dubai rolled on as he found the back of the net for the sixth time in five games as Dubai drew 1-1 with Al Nasr on Sunday.



James Holland (Austria Vienna) – Played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in the 6-4 win against Admira on Saturday.


Dino Djulbic (Guizhou Renhe) – Another week, another goal for Djulbic, this time in the 24th minute of the 1-1 draw with Milan Susak's Tianjin Teda on Saturday.

Joel Griffiths (Shanghai Shenhua) – Played 90 minutes in the scoreless draw with Dalian Aerbin on Saturday.  

Milan Susak (Tianjin Teda) – Came on in the 59th minute of his side's 1-1 draw with Guizhou on Saturday.

Daniel Mullen (Dalian Aerbin) – Was solid in defence for the full 90 minutes as Dalian drew 0-0 with Joel Griffiths' Shanghai. The result leaves Dalian three points adrift of the top three.


Brent McGrath (Brondby) – Came on in the 21st minute of Brondby's 1-1 draw with Midtjylland on Sunday.   


Premier League

Brett Holman (Aston Villa) – Played 76 minutes as Aston Villa let the lead slip, drawing 1-1 with Norwich City on Saturday.  

Chris Herd (Aston Villa) – Finally got his chance, playing 90 minutes on the right in the draw with Norwich.  

Brad Jones (Liverpool) – Had the goalkeeping duties again for Liverpool as they drew with Everton 2-2 on Sunday.

Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) – Conceded in the 90th minute to give Reading a point in the 3-3 draw on Saturday.

Adam Federici (Reading) – On the bench for the draw with Fulham on Saturday.

Massimo Luongo (Tottenham) – Back at Tottenham after a stint at Ipswich Town. Lined up for the Under-21 team in their 4-2 win over Manchester United on Saturday.


Neil Kilkenny (Bristol City) – Was not in the squad in his side's 2-1 loss to Hull City on Saturday.

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) – Played in both the 1-1 draw with Barnsley on Tuesday and the 2-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday. Jedinak had 90 minutes in both games as Palace jumped to fourth in the Championship. 

Shane Lowry (Millwall) - Played 90 minutes in his side's 4-0 drubbing of Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Paddy Kisnorbo (Leeds) – On the bench for Leeds' 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic on Tuesday but not in the squad for the 1-0 loss to Birmingham City on Saturday.

Sebastian Usai (Blackburn) – Was not in the squad for the 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) - McDonald's recent good form continues, scoring twice to give Middlesbrough a 2-1 win over Bolton on Saturday.



Robbie Kruse (Fortuna Dusseldorf) – Dusseldorf's bad run continues, this time going down 4-1 to lowly Wolfsburg at home on Saturday. Kruse played the full 90 minutes.   

Nikita Rukavytsya (Mainz 05) Came off in the 62nd minute of the 3-0 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund) –Watched on from the bench in both Wednesday's 2-1 win over Real Madrid and Saturday's 2-0 victory over Freiburg.

Mustafa Amini (Borussia Dortmund) – Played a full match in the reserve side's 0-0 draw with Hansa Rostock on Saturday.


Scored his third goal in three games on Saturday which takes him to five for the season. If his good form continues, Djulbic could help his side to an AFC Champions League spot. They sit only three points from third spot.


Schwarzer would be fuming after taking only a point from his side's match with Reading on Saturday. Fulham conceded three goals in the draw, and the equaliser in the 90th minute came from a set piece which should have been cleared.

2. Bundesliga

Mathew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt) – Scored a goal in the 3-1 win over Jahn Regensburg on Sunday.


Apostolis (Paul) Giannou (PAOK) – Came on in the 80th minute of the scoreless draw with Kerkyra on Saturday.


Adam Sarota (Utrecht) – Played the full 90 minutes in Friday's 1-0 victory over Groningen.

Tommy Oar (Utrecht) – Also had a full game on the pitch during the win. Utrecht sit sixth, only separated from an automatic Europa League spot by goal difference.

Michael Zullo (Utrecht) – Watched the win from the bench.

Jason Davidson (Heracles Almelo) – Was on the bench for Sunday's 6-3 win against Heerenveen.


Mark Griffin (Dundalk) – Not in the squad as Dundalk had their first win in seven games, a 2-1 victory over Bray Wanders.  


Serie A

James Troisi (Atalanta) – Came on in the 77th minute of the 0-0 draw with Pescara on Sunday.

Serie B

Carl Valeri (Sassuolo) – On the bench again as his side won 1-0 over Juve Stabia on Friday. Sassuolo sit four points clear in 1st in Serie B. 


Joshua Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus) - Did not play in the 1-1 draw with Yokohama on Saturday.

Jade North (Consadole Sapporo) – There has been speculation linking North with a move back to Australia after not playing a game for Consadole since August. On Saturday they were hammered 5-0 by Tokyo and North did not play.    


Eddy Bosnar (Suwon Bluewings) - Came on in the 41st minute of the 2-1 win over Gyeongnam on Wednesday and then played 90 minutes in the scoreless draw with Ulsan on Sunday.

Adrian Madaschi (Jeju United) – Not in the squad for the 2-1 win over Matt McKay's Busan I'Park on Saturday.

Robbie Cornthwaite (Chunnam Dragons) – Played 90 minutes in defence 2-2 draw with Seongnam on Sunday.  

Matt Simon (Chunnam Dragons) – Was not in the squad the draw on Sunday.  

Matt McKay (Busan I'Park) – Played the 90 minutes and received a yellow card in the 2-1 loss to Jeju on Sunday.  

Brendan Hamill (Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma) - Was not in the squad for the 2-2 draw with Chunnam on Sunday.

Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Motors) – Played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Seoul on Sunday. The draw with the league leaders leaves Jeonbuk second and seven points behind.

Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam) – Did not play in the 2-1 loss to Eddy Bosnar's Bluewings on Wednesday or the 4-0 thumping at the hands of the Pohang Steelers on Sunday.     


Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Vitoria Setubal) – Stayed on the bench for the 2-1 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes on Friday.


Matt Spiranovic (Al Arabi) – Played 90 minutes in his team's 1-1 draw with Al Kharitiyath on Saturday.

Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa) – Played 90 minutes in midfield in the 1-1 draw with Umm Salal on Saturday.

Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal) - Also had full game time in the draw with Bresciano's Al Gharafa.  


Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow) – Was yellow carded in his side's 1-0 defeat of Krylya Sovetov on Sunday.


Ryan McGowan (Hearts) – Played 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw with Ross County on Sunday.  

Dylan McGowan (Hearts) – Did not play in the draw.


Eli Babalj (Red Star Belgrade) – Came on in the 64th minute, but did not get on the scoresheet in the 2-1 win against Donji Srem on Saturday.


Lucas Neill (Al Wasl) – His side has a 1-1 draw with Al Dhafra on Sunday and Neill played the full 90 minutes.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain) – Al Ain play on Monday.

Richard Porta (Dubai) - Scored again on Sunday as Dubai drew 1-1 with Al Nasr.


Tim Cahill (NY Red Bulls) – Had a 3-0 win against Philadelphia Union on Saturday and Cahill played 90 minutes. New York sit third on goal difference.

Andy Rose (Seattle Sounders) - Had 67 minutes on the pitch in the Sounders' 3-1 win over Marathon in the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday.

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