Aussies abroad: Amini and Irvine on target

In overnight action, Caltex Socceroo Jackson Irvine scored his sixth of the season for English Championship side Burton Albion while Mustafa Amini hit the net in a thumping win in Denmark.

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At Preston’s Deepdale ground, Melbourne-born Irvine opened the scoring for Albion in the first half, his sixth of the season, against a North End side that had Caltex Socceroo defender Bailey Wright in their starting XI.

But Irvine’s goal wasn’t quite enough for the Brewers who were pegged back to draw 1-1.

Elsewhere in the English Championship, Mile Jedinak started for improving Aston Villa in their 3-1 win over Cardiff City.