Caltex Socceroos teammates Jackson Irvine and Mile Jedinak turned midfield rivals overnight as Burton Albion and Aston Villa shared a 1-1 draw in England’s Championship.
The influential pair both completed 90 minutes as Burton came from behind at home to secure an essential point in their bid for survival.
After seeing off Massimo Luongo’s QPR in midweek, Villa started quickest at Pirelli Stadium with Jonathan Kodjia opening the scoring inside five minutes.
Burton, who still have work to do to avoid relegation, rescued a much-needed draw through Lloyd Dyer’s volley on the hour.
Irvine picked up a booking early in the second half but played out the match as the hosts inched five points clear of the drop zone.
Villa look certain to finish in mid-table after Saturday’s draw ended their run of four straight victories.
MIXED FORTUNES FOR AUSSIES
Another Australian also steered clear of the bottom three as Bailey Wright’s Bristol City opened up a four-point cushion courtesy of a 3-1 win over Wolves.
The news wasn’t as good for fellow Caltex Socceroo Aaron Mooy as his Huddersfield Town fell to a third defeat in four matches, beaten 2-0 at lowly Nottingham Forest.
The Terriers’ promotion hopes will likely rest on the playoffs with 10 points separating them and the top two.
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Two Caltex Socceroos stars are set to go head-to-head in Scotland, while there is another pressure-filled 90 minutes ahead for Maty Ryan's relegation-threatened Brighton & Hove Albion. Trent Sainsbury and Aziz Behich’s PSV continue to push for the title in the Netherlands, whi