Australians Abroad: Rukavytsya scores, Sainsbury injured

The on-loan forward found the back of the net away from home, while a new arrival to European football suffered an injury on debut

Mile Jedinak played the full game as Crystal Palace registered an important 3-1 win at home to Premier League relegation rivals West Bromwich Albion.

A tier below in the Championship, Scott McDonald came on in the second half of Millwall's 3-1 loss away to Burnley.

In the Scottish Premiership, Jackson Irvine played a full game as Kilmarnock drew 2-2 at home to Ross County, while Curtis Good, on loan from Newcastle United, completed 90 minutes as his Dundee United side drew 1-1 at Partick Thistle.

Give us a hug! | Jedinak celebrates with goal-scorer Marouane Chamakh

In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland played the entire game and picked up a yellow card as Austria Wien gave up a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 away to Rapid Wien.

Mat Ryan's Club Brugge came from behind to win 3-1 away to Genk in the Belgian Pro League.

Mathew Leckie and Nikita Rukavytsya both started and the latter scored as FSV Frankfurt won 2-1 away to Bochum in the 2.Bundesliga.

In the Eredivisie, Tommy Oar played the full game in Utrecht's 5-2 loss away to RKC Waalwijk, while Jason Davidson also saw out the 90 minutes in Heracles' 1-1 draw at home to Cambuur.

Trent Sainsbury's PEC Zwolle did well to draw 1-1 at home to league leaders Ajax, but the Australian defender was not involved.

The former Central Coast Mariner is facing over a month on the sidelines after suffering a hairline fracture of his knee cap falling on a sprinkler imbedded on the playing surface during his debut last week.

In Serie B, Carl Valeri came on for the final 30 minutes of Ternana's 1-1 draw at home to promotion-chasing Avellino.

Dario Vidosic was introduced for the last eight minutes as Sion went down 2-1 at home to Lausanne Sport in the Swiss Super League, while Oliver Bozanic played the full game as Luzern lost at Thun by the same scoreline.


In the United Arab Emirates, Brett Holman completed the full game as his Al Nasr were held 1-1 at home by Emirates. Alex Brosque completed 90 minutes and supplied an assist for the first goal in Al Ain's 3-0 win at Dubai.

South America

Richard Porta was introduced in the 75th minute of Nacional's 2-0 Uruguayan Primera Division victory at home to Rentistas.

On the bench

Brad Jones (Liverpool), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Alex Cisak (Burnley), Adam Federici (Reading), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Gil Vicente)

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