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Shutting out the Canaries at Stamford Bridge

Aussies Abroad: Clean sheet for Schwarzer, Neill relegated

Shutting out the Canaries at Stamford Bridge


The former Socceroo goalkeeper did his part in the Blues' disappointing draw, while the ex-national team skipper could not prevent his Championship side's demise


Mark Schwarzer played and kept a clean sheet as Chelsea were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at home to Norwich City in the Premier League, a result which is likely to have cost them their slim title hopes.

Lucas Neill started and was subbed off with six minutes to go as Doncaster Rovers lost 1-0 to Leicester City, suffering relegation from the Championship to League One.

Massimo Luongo played the full game as Swindon Town lost 2-1 to Rotherham United in League One.

Dylan McGowan completed 90 minutes for Hearts in their 5-0 Scottish Premiership victory at home to Kilmarnock.


James Holland started and finished Austria Wien's 2-1 Austrian Bundesliga loss away to Grodig.

Mat Ryan was unable to prevent Club Brugge from going down 1-0 at home to Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League play-offs.

Ben Halloran started and was withdrawn with four minutes remaining as his Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 2-2 away to Karlsruher in the 2. Bundesliga. Mathew Leckie played the full game and Nikita Rukavytsya came on just after the hour mark for FSV Frankfurt in their 0-0 draw at Arminia Bielefeld.

Tommy Oar started and finished Utrecht's 2-1 home win over Vitesse in the Eredivisie.

Jason Davidson played a full game for Heracles as they went down 3-1 at Groningen. 

Luke Wilkshire completed 90 minutes for Dinamo Moscow in their 3-2 Russian Premier League win away to Rostov.


Jonas Salley started and finished Guizhou Renhe's 3-0 home win over Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League. Adam Hughes also played the full game in Harbin Yiteng's 3-1 win over Changchun Yatai, their first since gaining promotion to the top flight. Daniel McBreen was subbed off in injury time as his Shanghai SIPG drew 2-2 at Guangzhou R&F.

Alex Wilkinson completed 90 minutes for Jeonbuk Motors in their 1-0 K-League loss to Suwon Bluewings. Robbie Cornthwaite came on with four minutes to go and helped to make a difference in Jeonnam's 4-3 home win over Sangju Sangmu.

Brett Holman was withdrawn in injury time as his Al Nasr defeated Al Dhafra 2-1 in the Arabian Gulf League.

North America

Tim Cahill, still on the comeback trail from a hamstring problem, started and lasted until the 61st minute of the New York Red Bulls' 1-0 Major League Soccer win away to Dallas.

On the bench

Scott McDonald (Millwall), Adam Federici (Reading), Alex Cisak (Burnley), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Carl Valeri (Ternana), Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Gil Vicente), Oliver Bozanic (Luzern), Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng), Billy Celeski (Liaoning Whowin), Mitch Nichols (Cerezo Osaka), Andy Rose (Seattle Sounders)