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Australia v Nepal Live Commentary, 10/10/2019

FT
5 - 0
AUS
NEP
J. MacLaren (6)
J. MacLaren (19)
H. Souttar (23)
D. Rajbanshi (59 og)
J. MacLaren (90)
GIO Stadium Canberra

Commentary

FULL TIME - Australia came to Canberra on a mission and they accomplished it with ease after defeating Nepal 5-0. Melbourne City's Jamie Maclaren scored a hat-trick and Harry Souttar scored a brace on debut. Australia have started the qualifying campaign with two wins from two matches and they now go on the road to play Chinese Taipei on Tuesday. 
90' There will be three minutes of stoppage time. 
J. MacLaren
Goal
Australia
90' GOAL SOCCEROOS - Milligan sends it into the box with a nice lob. It's chested down by Irvine to Maclaren who times his run to perfection and he finishes it off for his hat-trick. Australia leads 5-0. 
87' The Socceroos' second half has definitely fallen well short of their efforts of the first half but the job has been done. 
S. Tamang
B. Rai
Nepal
86' SUBSTITUTION NEPAL - Bishal Rai is replaced by Santosh Tamang.
84' Hrustic sends it into the box with Souttar heading it wide. 
R. Dhimal
Yellow Card
Nepal
84' YELLOW CARD - Ranjit Dhimal is shown the yellow card for his pull on Hrustic. 
R. Dhimal
Yellow Card
Nepal
83' Yellow card Ranjit Dhimal
81' We are inside the final ten minutes with Maclaren and Souttar on hat-tricks. 
T. Tamang
Anjan Bista
Nepal
79' SUBSTITUTION NEPAL -  Anjan Bista comes off for Tej Tamang.
79' Mabil crosses it into the box but Irvine heads it wide. 
A. Mabil
M. Leckie
Australia
77' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Awer Mabil comes on for Mathew Leckie. 
74' Awer Mabil looks like he is warming up and the third and final Socceroo to come on tonight. 
A. Hrustic
C. Goodwin
Australia
71' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Craig Goodwin is replaced by Ajdin Hrustic. 
71' The Socceroos are preparting to make another change. 
71' Nepal have done well to contain the Socceroos in this second half. 
68' 18,563 fans have attended this match in Canberra tonight. 
B. Magar
A. Rijal
Nepal
66' SUBSTITUTION NEPAL - Abhishek Rijal is replaced by Bimal Gharti Magar.
66' Grant cuts it back for Goodwin at the edge of the box but he shoots well over. 
64' Australia are putting the passes together but the finishing is letting them down. 
A. Giannou
A. Mooy
Australia
62' SUBSTITUTION SOCCEROOS - Aaron Mooy has come off and he has been replaced by Apostolis Giannou. 
D. Rajbanshi
Own Goal
Nepal
59' Own goal Dinesh Rajbanshi
58' Australia may well make some changes soon given they have another game coming up against Chines Taipei on Tuesday. 
55' Mooy sends it to the back post for Goodwin who heads it on target but it's a brilliant reflex save by the keeper. 
52' Anjan Bista sends the cross into the box but Matt Ryan has it well and truly covered. 
52' The corner is cleared by Milligan. 
50' Nepal have the corner as their fans begin to raise their voices in excitement. 
48' Irvine shoots from outside the box but his shot curls just wide of the target. 
46' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - It's all one way traffic at half-time with Australia leading Nepal 3-0. 
45' + 1' Leckie shoots from inside the box and it takes a deflection before rattling the back of the net, but the flag is up for offside. Perhaps an incorrect call on replay. 
45' We will have one minute of stoppage time. 
45' Nepal with a shot from well past half way with Abishek Rijal receiving cheers from the fans. 
42' Mooy tries another one from distance but that is well wide of the target. 
40' Mooy kicks from outside the box but it takes a deflection and goes out for a corner. 
39' Milligan tries one from outside the box but he kicks it straight into a defender who stays down. 
36' The Socceroos continue to dominate this contest. 
33' The corner comes out to Milligan who drives it low and hard. The keeper fumbles before recovering just in time. 
33' Mooy sends the free kick in but it takes a deflection before going out for a corner. 
32' A free kick is paid to Australia after an infringement on Mooy. 
29' The Socceroos have made a superb start and this is looking like a big win on the way. 
26' Both Maclaren and Grant won't be playing for their A-League sides this week with the national competition starting this weekend. 
H. Souttar
Goal
Australia
24' GOAL SOCCEROOS - The corner is sent in by Goodwin and Harry Souttar manouvres his way through traffic to get to the ball first and score on his international debut with a wonderful glancing header. Australia leads 3-0. 
23' Mooy shoots just inside the box, but it takes a deflection and goes out for a corner. 
22' Leckie sneaks in behind the defence but this time it doesn't come off. 
21' Maclaren with another chance but this time his shot is wide. 
J. MacLaren
Goal
Australia
19' Goal Jamie MacLaren
J. MacLaren
Goal
Australia
19' GOAL SOCCEROOS - The ball comes back into the box with Grant heading across goal to Maclaren who finishes it off to perfection with a glancing header into the back of an empty net. Maclaren has scored a brace with Australia leading 2-0. 
18' Goodwin sends it too deep for Maclaren and it's temporarily cleared by the Nepal defence. 
16' Matthew Ryan could bring out an armchair and sit in the box if he likes because it doesn't look like he is in for a busy night. 
12' Nepal have settled somewhat after a wobbly start. 
10' Mooy floats in the free kick with Irvine heading into the post with Maclaren unable to keep the rebounding header down. 
8' It could be a very long night for Nepal. 
J. MacLaren
Goal
Australia
6' GOAL SOCCEROOS - The free kick is send out wide to Goodwin who fires it in. Keeper fumbles it and Maclaren is there to tidy it all up and score the goal. Australia leads 1-0.
5' Australia have the free kick to the left of the box. 
5' It's all happening in the box with the ball moving around like it's in a pinball machine! How did it not get in?
2' An early chance for the Socceroos with Chemzong getting it all wrong and he scrambles desperately to prevent an own goal. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Nepal (4-5-1): Chemzong (GK); Dhimal, A Temang, D Temang, Rajbansi; Shrestha, Bista, Chand, Rai, Paswan; Rijal. Subs: Tamang, Magar, Kuthu, Bal, Aryal, Shrestha, Bhandari, Dahal, Lama, Gurung, Shrestha, Tamang. 
Australia (4-3-3): Ryan (GK); Behich, Souttar, Wright, Grant; Mooy, Milligan, Irvine; Goodwin, Maclaren, Leckie. Subs: Langerak (GK), Degenek, Smith, Jeggo, Patratos, Taggart, Borrello, Giannou, Amini, Hrustic, Mabil. 
Good evening and welcome to Canberra for tonight's World Cup Qualifier between Australia and Nepal.