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Australians Abroad: Kennedy scores, Ryan's Club Brugge close the gap

The lanky striker was on target as football resumed in Japan, while his Socceroo colleague shut out his team's direct rivals in a clash between Belgium's top two

UK

Mile Jedinak played the full game and picked up a yellow card as his Crystal Palace team earned a valuable point in a 1-1 draw away to Swansea City.

Shane Lowry started and was replaced in the 59th minute by compatriot Scott McDonald as their Millwall team lost 1-0 at home to Brighton in the Championship.

In the Scottish Premiership, Curtis Good completed 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card as Dundee United won 3-1 away to Hibernian. Dylan McGowan also played a full game and entered the referee's notebook as his Hearts side went down 4-1 away to Motherwell. Jackson Irvine came off the bench in the first half as Kilmarnock went down 2-0 at St Mirren.


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Europe

Mat Ryan recorded a clean sheet as Club Brugge defeated league leaders Standard Liege 1-0 in the Belgian Pro League, closing the gap to four points at the top of the table.

Mathew Leckie played a full game as FSV Frankfurt went down 3-2 at Greuther Furth in the 2. Bundesliga.

Adam Sarota and Tommy Oar both played the full game and the latter scored the equaliser as Utrecht drew 1-1 at home to second-placed Twente in the Eredivisie. Jason Davidson completed 90 minutes in Heracles' 2-1 loss at home to Heerenveen.

James Holland started and finished Austria Wien's 2-1 win at home to Wacker Innsbruck in Austria's Bundesliga.

Dario Vidosic began the game and was withdrawn in the 75th minute of Sion's 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Swiss Super League late last week.

Carl Valeri came on late in Ternana's dramatic 2-2 draw away to Spezia in Serie B. The visitors snatched an injury time equaliser despite having been reduced to 10 men in the 78th minute.

Asia

Josh Kennedy marked the start of the 2014 J-League season with the opening goal for Nagoya Grampus, but could not prevent his team going down 3-2 at home to Shimizu S-Pulse.

On the bench

Brad Jones (Liverpool), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Adam Federici (Reading), Lucas Neill (Watford), Alex Cisak (Burnley), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Nikita Rukavytsya (FSV Frankfurt), Oliver Bozanic (Luzern).

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