Australians Abroad: Chris Herd starts, Adam Sarota returns

One promising young Australian player made his first Premier League appearance of 2013-14, while another returned to Eredivisie action following a lengthy spell on the sidelines

Mile Jedinak played the full game as Crystal Palace earned an important 2-0 win at home to fellow promoted side Cardiff City in the English Premier League, while Chris Herd started his first Premier League game for Aston Villa this season, as they lost 2-0 away to Fulham.

A tier below in the Championship, Rhys Williams completed the 90 minutes as his Middlesbrough team drew 2-2 away to Birmingham City.

Dylan McGowan endured an outing to forget north of the border, playing in Hearts' 4-1 loss away to Dundee United. Jackson Irvine had a better day out, as he completed the full game in Kilmarnock's 2-1 win at Ross County.

Leading the Eagles | Jedinak guides Palace past Cardiff

Robbie Kruse got 12 minutes off the bench in Bayer Leverkusen's 1-0 win away to Borussia Dortmund, who did not call on substitute goalkeeper Mitch Langerak.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Mathew Leckie played the entire game but could not find the back of the net in FSV Frankfurt's 2-0 loss at Cologne.

James Holland played a full game as his Austria Wien team took a 2-0 lead at home to Admira, before having a man sent off and conceding twice to draw 2-2.

Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet as Club Brugge defeated Mechelen 3-0 at home in the Belgian Pro League.

In the Eredivisie, Tommy Oar started in Utrecht's 2-0 home win over NEC, and was replaced in the second half by Adam Sarota, making his first appearance this season after returning to fitness.

Flying winger | Tommy Oar against NEC

There was no joy for Dario Vidosic in the Swiss Super League, brought off with 16 minutes to go as FC Sion went down 2-0 at St. Gallen.

Dinamo Moscow registered a 2-0 win at home to Amkar Perm in the Russian Premier League, with Luke Wilkshire starting and playing 80 minutes before being substituted.


Sasa Ognenovski played a full game but could not prevent his Umm Salal side going down 1-0 at home to Lekhwiya in Qatar.

South America

Richard Porta scored before being withdrawn with 20 minutes to go in Nacional's 4-1 Uruguayan Primera Division victory away to struggling Miramar Misiones.

On the bench - the big names not involved this week

Brad Jones (Liverpool), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Scott McDonald (Millwall), Adam Federici (Reading), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund)

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