Socceroos Central: Ryan stars, Rogic & Boyle score

by Ben Somerford on Oct 21, 2018

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Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan produced a starring performance as Brighton won at Newcastle, while Tom Rogic and Martin Boyle both hit the scoresheet in Scotland.

Firstly to the Premier League where Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet in Brighton’s shock 1-0 win at Newcastle.

Ryan made a fine one-handed save early after a defensive lapse allowed Ayoze Perez in on goal.

The Aussie also made a reflex save from Jonjo Shelvey which fell into Yoshinori Muto’s path but he headed over.

Ryan also made a strong second-half save from Shelvey’s free-kick to maintain Brighton’s lead and help them to a key victory.

Elsewhere, Aaron Mooy put in a full shift as Huddersfield went down 1-0 to Liverpool.

The Huddersfield Examiner gave Mooy a 7/10 rating and wrote: “Caused Liverpool plenty of problems with his creativity in the middle of the park.”

In the Championship, Mile Jedinak was back on the bench for Aston Villa as they won 1-0 over Swansea, while Bailey Wright remains out injured for Bristol City.

In the Scottish Premier League, Tom Rogic impressed with a goal and an assist as Celtic defeated Hibernian 4-2.

Rogic worked a neat one-two before firing in a curled opener in the eighth minute. He then played a perfect pass into the box for Olivier Ntcham to make it 2-0.

Rogic was replaced after 72 minutes, along with Hibs’ Aussie defender Mark Milligan who had been skinned for pace by James Forrest for Celtic’s third goal.

New Socceroo Martin Boyle broke in behind Celtic’s defence before a cool finish to make it 3-2 in the 75th minute.

And Jamie Maclaren returned from a back injury in the 87th minute for Hibs.

In Denmark’s Superliga, Awer Mabil backed up his Socceroos debut goal with an assist as he played 63 minutes in Midtjylland’s 4-1 win at Nordsjaelland.


Others

Full Games
Jackson Irvine, Massimo Luongo, Ryan Williams, Andy Rose, Oliver Bozanic, James Holland, Jimmy Jeggo, Fran Karacic, Mustafa Amini, Robbie Kruse, Danny Vukovic, Anthony Kalik, Ryan McGowan, Kenny Dougall, Aleksandar Susnjar, Milos Degenek, Connor Chapman, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Mitch Langerak, Brad Jones, Mat Jurman, Jason Geria
Minutes
Mathew Leckie - SB 62, Aziz Behich - SB 57, Ajdin Hrustic - ST 67, James Meredith – ST 69, Ryan Edwards – SB 72, Apostolos Giannou – SB 52, Brent McGrath – SB 87, Andrew Nabbout – SB 85, Kwabena Appiah – SB 88, James Donachie – SB 80, Bernie Ibini – ST 66
Unused subs
Trent Sainsbury, Adam Federici, Dean Bouzanis, Jesse Curran, Alex Gersbach, Ben Garuccio, Bradden Inman, Cameron Burgess, Mitch Duke
Notable absentees
Tomi Juric, Denis Genreau, Brad Smith