Australians Abroad: Cahill the hero after Carney's blunder

A talisman for club and country, Tim Cahill made the difference for New York Red Bulls after his compatriot David Carney committed a costly error at the other end of the pitch


Mile Jedinak is a guaranteed starter for Crystal Palace, but he could do little to stop Liverpool cruising to a 3-1 win at Anfield on Saturday, as Ian Holloway's team continue to find life tough in the top flight.

Rhys Williams was the only Australian to start in the Championship this weekend, playing the full 90 minutes as his Middlesbrough team thumped Yeovil Town 4-1 at home.

Big winner - Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill was up to his usual heroics this week, netting the equaliser with a header [what else?] in the 97th minute of New York Red Bulls' 2-2 draw at home to New England Revolution, booking a place in the MLS play-offs.

 In the doghouse - David Carney

It was David Carney who had plunged his team into big trouble, gifting the ball to Diego Fagundez in the 91st minute and allowing New England to make it 2-1 with three minutes of injury time remaining.

Dylan McGowan started but was withdrawn just past the hour mark as Hearts lost 2-0 at home to St. Mirren, while Jackson Irvine - on loan from Celtic - came on with 15 minutes to go in Kilmarnock's 1-0 loss away to Dundee United.


Dario Vidosic was the star Australian in continental European action, scoring both of FC Sion's goals as they drew 2-2 at home to Young Boys in the Swiss Super League. Oliver Bozanic played the full game as Luzern defeated Zurich 2-0 away.

In the Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse was introduced for the final eight minutes of Bayer Leverkusen's impressive 1-1 draw at home to Bayern Munich, while in the second tier, Mathew Leckie started and Nikita Rukavytsya came on but neither found the back of the net as FSV Frankfurt dispatched Erzgebirge Aue 3-1 at home.

James Holland played a full game in the Austrian Bundesliga, as his out-of-form Austria Wien side went down 2-1 at home to Red Bull Salzburg.

Mat Ryan's impressive run continued in the Belgian Pro League; the goalkeeper kept his fourth successive clean sheet from all competitions in a 1-0 win at home to OH Leuven.

In the Eredivisie, Tommy Oar was taken off in the 62nd minute of Utrecht's 3-0 defeat away to Ajax, while Jason Davidson played the full game and picked up a booking in Heracles' 2-1 loss at NAC.

Luke Wilkshire played 90 minutes as Dinamo Moscow recorded their second successive 2-0 win, this week 2-0 away to CSKA Moscow.


Lucas Neill endured a day to forget in J-League, sent off for conceding a penalty after just nine minutes, as Omiya Adrija lost 4-0 at Urawa Reds, although Josh Kennedy did find the back of the net as Nagoya Grampus drew 1-1 away to Shonan Bellmare.

In the Chinese Super League, Joel Griffiths started in Qinqdao Jonoon's 0-0 draw with Wuhan Zall, while Royston Griffiths and Eddy Bosnar completed the game in Guangzhou R&F's 1-0 win at home to Changchun Yatai.

Daniel McBreen played the full 90 minutes and Bernie Ibini-Isei was an unused substitute for Shanghai SIPG in their 1-0 loss at home to Shanghai Shenxin, who withdrew Michael Marrone nine minutes into the second half.

Ryan McGowan played but was unable to prevent his Shandong Luneng side going down 4-2 at home Guangzhou Evergrande, while Erik Paartalu's Tianjin Teda saw off Dalian Aerbin and Daniel Mullen 2-0.

Elsewhere in China, Jonas Salley and his Guizhou Renhe lost 2-1 away to Shanghai Shenhua.

In the Qatar Stars League, Mark Bresciano came off with seven minutes to go, as Al Gharafa drew 1-1 away to Qatar SC. Sasa Ognenovski meanwhile played the full game as his Umm Salal side drew 4-4 at home to Al Sadd.

In the UAE League Cup, Alex Brosque's Al Ain won 3-1 at Al Shaab, who took off Billy Celeski at half-time, while Milan Susak played the full 90 minutes in Al Wasl's 3-0 defeat away to Emirates.

North America

Andy Rose came on for the last 16 minutes of hapless Seattle's 5-1 drubbing away to Colorado Rapids in MLS.

South America

Richard Porta was substituted on 64 minutes as Nacional won 1-0 away to El Tanque Sisley in Uruguay's Primera Division.

On the bench

Mark Schwarzer [Norwich 1- 3 Chelsea], Chris Herd [Hull 0-0 Aston Villa], Brad Jones [Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace], Adam Federici [Burnely 2-1 Reading], Shane Lowry [Bournemouth 5-2 Millwall], Mitch Langerak [Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 Borussia Dortmund]

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