Australians Abroad: Davidson scores, Holland sent off & Cahill injured

The fullback found the back of the net in the Netherlands and his fellow Socceroo saw red in Austria, while the fitness of the ex-Everton stalwart has the nation worried

Mile Jedinak was part of a famous Crystal Palace win on Saturday, as they defeated title-chasing Chelsea 1-0 at home to boost their Premier League survival hopes.

Lucas Neill, on loan from Watford, made his debut for Doncaster Rovers, reportedly impressing at right-back in their 2-1 win away to Yorkshire rivals Leeds United.

Also in the Championship, Shane Lowry and Scott McDonald both played, the latter picking up a booking, as Millwall drew 2-2 at home to Blackburn Rovers, twice giving up the lead including a 92nd-minute equaliser.

North of the border in the Scottish Premiership, Dylan McGowan played 90 minutes as Hearts defeated local rivals Hibs 2-0 at home.

Jackson Irvine also completed a full match for Kilmarnock as they won 2-1 away to Motherwell.

Climbing for a header | Jedinak in action during the vital win over the Blues

In the Dutch Eredivisie, Jason Davidson scored the equaliser for Heracles as they came from behind to win 2-1 away to NEC. Tommy Oar meanwhile supplied the assist for Utrecht's first goal as they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at NAC Breda. Adam Sarota came on late in the game for the visitors.

Mat Ryan and Club Brugge made a good start to the Belgian Pro League playoffs, thumping Lokeren 5-1 at home.

In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland was sent off for two bookable offences, leaving Austria Wien to battle for half the game away to Ried with just 10 men. Christian Ramsebner spared Holland's blushes with a 93rd-minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw.

Mathew Leckie started and was withdrawn with 16 minutes to go as his FSV Frankfurt lost 3-1 at home to Paderborn in the 2. Bundesliga. Ben Halloran also started for Fortuna Dusseldorf and came off with three minutes left in a 0-0 draw at home to Ingolstadt.

Dario Vidosic came on in the second half of Sion's 1-1 Swiss Super League draw at home to St Gallen.


Ryan McGowan completed 90 minutes for Shandong Luneng in their 1-0 Chinese Super League win at home to Liaoning Whowin, with Billy Celeski also starting and finishing the game for the beaten visitors.

Jonas Salley played the full game as his Guizhou Renhe went down 1-0 at home to Shanghai Shenxin.

Daniel McBreen completed 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card as Shanghai SIPG saw off Beijing Guoan 1-0 at home. Adam Hughes and Harbin Yiteng were on the wrong end of a Du Zhenyu hat-trick as they lost 3-0 at Tianjin Teda.

Josh Kennedy played a full game as Nagoya Grampus went down 1-0 away to Kawasaki Frontale in the J-League. Graham Arnold's Vegalta Sendai drew 1-1 at home to Ventforet Kofu.

Aleksandar Jovanovic completed 90 minutes in Jeju United's 1-1 K-League draw at home to Gyeongnam. Alex Wilkinson started and finished Jeonbuk Motors' 1-0 win over Seongnam.

Mark Bresciano played a full game for Al Gharafa in their 1-0 win over Al Kharitiyath in the Qatar Stars League.

In the United Arab Emirates, Brett Holman started and finished Al Nasr's 0-0 draw at home to Al Jazira. Alex Brosque came off the bench with 20 minutes to go in Al Ain's 2-1 win away to Emirates.

North America

A hamstring injury forced Tim Cahill off 27 minutes into New York Red Bulls' 1-1 MLS draw at home to Chivas USA.

On the bench

Brad Jones (Liverpool), Alex Cisak (Burnley), Adam Federici (Reading), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Nikita Rukavytsya (FSV Frankfurt), Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Gil Vicente), Luke Wilkshire (Dinamo Moscow), Mitch Nichols (Cerezo Osaka), Danny Vukovic (Vegalta Sendai), Robert Cornthwaite (Jeonnam Dragons), Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam).