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The former Central Coast Mariners shot-stopper is proving to be in inspired form for his new club, but his international colleague endured a day to forget in the Premier League


One of the only Australians playing high-level football in the UK last weekend, Dylan McGowan completed 90 minutes as Hearts were held 0-0 at home by Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League.

Big winner - Mat Ryan

Mat Ryan kept another clean sheet as Club Brugge won 1-0 away to Mons. Michel Preud'homme's team have now recorded four wins in succession to close within four points of Belgian Pro League leaders Standard Liege. Ryan, who is in line to feature for Australia against France on October 11, has now held the opposition goalless during his team's last three matches in all competitions.

 In the doghouse - Mile Jedinak

Mile Jedinak has largely impressed in a struggling Crystal Palace team so far this season, but the midfielder was at fault for Southampton's second goal in a 2-0 loss at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday. Jedinak failed to clear a loose ball on the edge of the area, triggering a quick exchange of passes that ended in Pablo Osvaldo sealing all three points for the hosts, a result which left Palace second from bottom, with just one win from six attempts in the Premier League.


In Germany, Robbie Kruse was introduced late in Bayer Leverkusen's 2-0 win at home to Hannover, while Mathew Leckie played the full game and Nikita Rukavytsya came on, but neither were able to break the deadlock in FSV Frankfurt's 0-0 draw away to Fortuna Dusseldorf, who kept Ben Halloran on the bench.

In the Eredivisie, Jason Davidson and Heracles enjoyed a 4-1 win away to RKC Waalwijk, while Tommy Oar came off on the hour mark as Utrecht drew 3-3 at home to Roda JC.

Dario Vidosic played a full game as FC Sion snatched a 2-2 draw away to Swiss Super League leaders Basel, and Oliver Bozanic also had 90 minutes for Luzern in their 1-1 draw with a visiting FC Thun side.

In Russia, Luke Wilkshire's Dinamo Moscow saw off Krylya Sovetov 2-0, while James Holland picked up a yellow card as Austria Wien went down 1-0 away to Admira in the Austrian Bundesliga.


Lucas Neill's Omiya Ardija were on the end of a thumping 5-2 defeat at home to FC Tokyo, while Josh Kennedy failed to find the back of the net as Nagoya Grampus went down to Kawasaki Frontale 2-1, also at home.

In China, Ryan McGowan's Shandong Luneng came away from bottom side Wuhan Zall with a 3-0 win, while Shanghai Shenxin and Michael Marrone lost 1-0 at home to Changchun Yatai.

Erik Paartalu's Tianjin Teda won 1-0 at a Guizhou Renhe side which featured Jonas Salley, while Daniel Mullen and Eddy Bosnar turned out for Dalian Aerbin and Guangzhou R&F respectively, who played out a 2-2 draw.

Daniel McBreen came off just before the hour mark as Shanghai SIPG thumped Qingdao Jonoon 6-1, while in Korea, Alex Wilkinson completed the game in Jeonbuk Motors' 0-0 draw with Suwon.

In the United Arab Emirates, Alex Brosque came on in the second half of Al Ain's 4-3 defeat to Al Dhafra and Milan Susak played the full 90 minutes in Al Wasl's 4-1 win away to Al Shaab.

Brett Holman played a full game in Al Nasr's 2-0 defeat at home to Al Ahli, while in Qatar, Sasa Ognenovski was booked as his Umm Salal team lost 2-1 at Al Wakrah.

North America

David Carney and Tim Cahill both played the full game in a 1-1 draw away to Seattle Sounders, with the latter netting the equaliser for the visitors in the 76th minute, while their countryman Andy Rose remained on the bench for the home side.

On the Bench

Mark Schwarzer [Chelsea], Brad Jones [Liverpool], Adam Federici [Reading], Tom Rogic [Celtic], Mitch Langerak [Borussia Dortmund], Bernie Ibini [Shanghai SIPG].

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