Australians Abroad: Important win for Jedinak, Ryan & Oar back in action

The Socceroo midfield tasted another potential crucial victory in the Premier League, as some European leagues resumed following the winter break

Mile Jedinak played the full game as his Crystal Palace recorded an important 1-0 win over English Premier League relegation rivals Stoke City. A tier below, Rhys Williams also completed 90 minutes as the Middlesbrough side he captains defeated Charlton Athletic at home by the same scoreline. Also in the Championship, Shane Lowry and Scott McDonald both started and finished Millwall's 1-0 home win over Ipswich Town.

In the Scottish Premiership, Dylan McGowan was taken off at half-time as Hearts, who had a player sent off, drew 3-3 away to nine-man St Johnstone. Jackson Irvine, who has had his loan spell at Kilmarnock extended by parent club Celtic, played the full game in a 1-1 draw away to Partick Thistle.


Mat Ryan's Club Brugge drew 1-1 away to Lierse on the resumption of the Belgian Pro League following the winter break.

In the Netherlands, the Eredivisie also got underway again, with Jason Davidson playing as his Heracles side went down 3-1 away to Twente. Tommy Oar was withdrawn with 15 minutes remaining of Utrecht's 5-2 loss at home to Feyenoord.


Alex Brosque played a full game as Al Ain drew 0-0 away to Ajman in the United Arab Emirates, while Brett Holman also completed 90 minutes as 10-man Al Nasr went down 2-0 away to Al Shaab.

On the bench

Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Brad Jones (Liverpool), Adam Fedrici (Reading), Adam Sarota (Utrecht), Carl Valeri (Sassuolo), Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Gil Vicente), Alex Cisak (Burnley).

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