Caltex Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine bounced back from last week’s red-card to help Burton Albion to a crucial win while another Aussie also enjoyed success in the Championship over the weekend.
IRVINE’S BURTON COMEBACK WIN
After being sent off in last week’s loss to Hull City, Irvine returned to the starting eleven and got through a full shift for Burton in their 2-1 win over Birmingham City.
But it wasn’t an easy afternoon for the hosts with Jacques Maghoma reacting quickest to a loose ball to fire City ahead inside the opening half hour.
But goals to Marvin Sordell and Lloyd Dyer in 15 second-half minutes put Albion in front and they managed to withstand some late pressure to hang on for their first win of the season.
LUONGO’S QPR BOUNCE BACK
After a 2-0 last-start loss to Norwich City, Massimo Luongo’s QPR got back on track with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Hull City at Loftus Road.
Luongo got through the full 90 minutes for the hosts as Ian Holloway’s men fought back from a goal down to snatch the three points in stoppage time, courtesy of Idrissa Sylla.
In positive signs for the Socceroos, Luongo has played a full game in each of QPR’s opening four matches to start the Championship season.
STALEMATE FOR WRIGHT
Bristol City’s steady start to the Championship season continued with Bailey Wright getting through a full shift in his side’s 0-0 draw at home to Milwall.
Socceroos fullback James Meredith also got through a full game for Milwall.
Wright is another to have played every minute of his side’s first four matches, with City sitting in 11th spot on the Championship table.
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