Australians Abroad: Wilkshire wins, a rare start for Halloran

The Russian-based fullback enjoyed a home victory, while the ex-Brisbane Roar man stepped up to feature for his German club's first team after a long spell in the reserves

Mile Jedinak picked up a yellow card as bottom side Crystal Palace lost 1-0 away to Norwich City in the English Premier League.

In the Championship, Scott McDonald was withdrawn a minute past the hour mark as his Millwall side went down 3-0 away to Leicester City. Rhys Williams played the full game in Middlesbrough's 1-0 win at home to Bolton Wanderers.

In the Scottish Cup, Dylan McGowan completed the full 90 minutes as Celtic hammered his hapless Hearts side 7-0 away from home.


In the Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse came on for the final 12 minutes with the damage already done, as his Bayer Leverkusen side saw off Nuremberg 3-0 at home.

A tier below, Ben Halloran started for just the second time this season in the 2. Bundesliga and played the full game, picking up a caution in Fortuna Dusseldorf's 2-0 defeat at home to Karlsruher.

Tommy Oar earned the bragging rights in the battle between two Eredivisie-based Aussies, as his Utrecht team won 2-1 away to the Heracles of Jason Davidson.

There was yet another clean sheet for Mat Ryan, as Club Brugge defeated KV Oostende 2-0 at home.

In Switzerland, Oliver Bozanic came off in the first half of Luzern's 2-1 win away to Grasshopper, while Dario Vidosic and Sion had their game at home to Aarau postponed.

Luke Wilkshire completed 90 minutes and picked up a booking as his Dinamo Moscow defeated Ural 3-0 in the Russian Premier League.


Alex Wilkinson played a full game in Jeonbuk Motors' 1-1 draw at home to Seoul in the final round of the K-League championship round.

Josh Kennedy and Nagoya Grampus were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Ventforet Kofu in the J-League.

In Qatar, Sasa Ognenovski helped Umm Salal to a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at home to Al Kharitiyath.

Billy Celeski completed 90 minutes in Al Shaab's 4-0 loss to Bani Yas. Also in the United Arab Emirates, Alex Brosque scored in Al Ain's 5-2 win over Emirates, while Brett Holman was withdrawn with 20 minutes to go in Al Nasr's 2-1 win away to Al Jazira.

South America

Richard Porta was withdrawn early in the second half of Nacional's 1-0 win at home to Cerro in the Uruguayan Primera Division.

On the bench

Brad Jones (Liverpool), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Shane Lowry (Millwall), Adam Federici (Reading), Tom Rogic (Celtic), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Lucas Neill (Omiya Ardija)

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