Socceroos Central: Rogic slammed, Taggart scores

by Ben Somerford on May 13, 2019

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Adam Taggart and Awer Mabil hit the scoresheet abroad while Tom Rogic was slated for a poor display in the Old Firm and Mat Ryan couldn't halt Manchester City's title party. 

In the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, Tom Rogic was rated as "awful" as champions Celtic went down 2-0 to Rangers in the Old Firm.

Rogic started and played 71 minutes in midfield but was given a lowly 3/10 rating from The Express.

The Express wrote: "Barely got involved and was put out of his misery after 70 minutes."

In the English Premier League on Sunday, Mat Ryan couldn't prevent Manchester City from clinching the title with a 4-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Ryan wasn't at fault for any of City's four goals, although The Independent claimed he might have done better from Riyad Mahrez's third goal.

The Independent rated Ryan 5/10 and wrote: "Ryan would have been disappointed to not keep out Mahrez’s strike, getting a healthy hand to it."

Elsewhere, Aaron Mooy played a full game as relegated Huddersfield finished their season with a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

Mooy earned a 6/10 rating from the Huddersfield Examiner who wrote: "Busy. Had a cracking left-foot drive deflected just over the bar. Prompted neatly from the centre."

In the Korean K-League on Sunday, Adam Taggart netted his fifth goal of the season as Suwon Bluewings won 3-1 at Aleksandar Jovanovic's Jeju United.

Taggart struck Suwon's third goal in the 52nd minute from Elvis Saric's assist. 

Taggart put in a full shift while Jovanovic also played the full 90 minutes.

In the Belgian First Division A on Sunday, Danny Vukovic was beaten three times as Genk's lead at the top was cut after a 3-2 loss to Club Brugge. 

Club Brugge moved within three points of Genk with two games to play.

In the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday, Aziz Behich was an unused substitute while Trent Sainsbury was absent altogether as PSV Eindhoven's title hopes suffered a major blow.

PSV went down 1-0 at AZ on the penultimate day as Ajax won elsewhere, handing the Amsterdam club a three-point lead heading into the final day.

In the Danish Superliga on Sunday, Awer Mabil came off the bench to score as FC Midtjylland thrashed champions FC Copenhagen 4-0.

Mabil was an 85th minute substitute and netted two minutes later with a spot kick.

Mark Milligan put in a full a shift and earned a 6/10 rating as Hibernian lost 1-0 at Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday.

The Edinburgh Evening News wrote: “A tough afternoon for the Australian as Kilmarnock controlled much of the play but he stuck to his task in midfield and made some vital interceptions to stop Kilmarnock turning the screw.”

Ryan McGowan played a full game and Jesse Curran was an 85th minute substitute as relegated Dundee won 1-0 at Livingston on Saturday.

On Friday night, Ryan Edwards claimed an assist as Hearts’ European hopes were dealt a blow with a 2-1 loss at Aberdeen.

Edwards started and played 85 minutes and laid off the pass for Bobby Burns’ 65th minute equaliser.

Oliver Bozanic also put in a full shift.

Meanwhile, Mathew Leckie missed Hertha Berlin’s 4-3 win at Augsburg in the German Bundesliga on Saturday.

Hertha confirmed earlier in the week that Leckie’s season is over after injuring ligaments in his left ankle last weekend.

Full games

Jimmy Jeggo, Mustafa Amini, Apostolos Giannou, Brad Jones, Jack Duncan, Milos Degenek, Mitch Langerak, Brad Smith
Ajdin Hrustic - SB 80, Bernie Ibini - SB 76
Unused subs
Alex Gersbach, Denis Genreau, Dean Bouzanis, Mile Jedinak, Anthony Kalik, Osama Malik, Jason Geria
Notable absentees
Tomi Juric, James Holland (suspended), Robbie Kruse, Matthew Jurman, Rhys Williams, Andrew Nabbout