Our overseas stars certainly made their mark across Asia over the weekend, while a Socceroos defender confirmed he's headed to China.
Massimo Luongo set up an injury-time equaliser to earn QPR a valuable point against Bolton Wanderers in the Championship, as the score finished 1-1 at Macron Stadium.
Bailey Wright kept a clean sheet as Preston North End recorded their third straight win, overcoming Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in front of their home fans.
James Meredith was again part of Bradford City’s back four as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Rochdale in League One.
Chris Herd was withdrawn after just 19 minutes with a hip flexor injury as Chesterfield FC went on to claim a 3-1 win over Crewe Alexandra, with Brad Inman setting up the goal for the visitors.
In the Scottish Premiership Jackson Irvine was in midfield as 10-man Ross County notched a 2-1 home win over Hamilton Academical.
Scott McDonald’s Motherwell conceded an injury-time winner to St. Johnstone as they halted a nine game winless run with a 2-1 win over the North Lanarkshire outfit.
In Germany Mathew Leckie started for FC Ingolstadt as they claimed a 2-0 win over Werder Bremen to move up to tenth in the Bundesliga.
In Croatia former Mariners midfielder Anthony Kalik made his debut for Hajduk Split, coming on as a substitute in his side’s 2-1 loss to Lokomotiva Zagreb, who had Tomislav Mrcela on the bench.
In Turkey Aziz Behich was part of Bursaspor’s stalemate with Super Lig leaders Fenerbahçe.
In the Netherlands Brad Jones was in goals for NEC as they picked up a point courtesy of a 1-1 draw away to Heerenveen.
Ryan McGown has confirmed he’s headed back to China, signing with CSL outfit Henan Jianye ahead of their transfer window closing.
Joel Chianese, Taylor Regan and Andrew Nabbout all played a full match for Negeri Sembilan FA in Malaysia, with Chianese scoring in the second-half to secure a 2-0 result against Sungai Ara FC.
It was a mixed night for Ryan Griffiths in Hong Kong’s Premier League with the striker scoring the opener for South China against Yuen Long before picking up a late red card in the 2-2 result.
Elsewhere in Hong Kong Jared Lum banked a first-half stoppage time equaliser for Kitchee SC as the score finished 1-1 against Southern District.
Tahj Minniecon got his name on the scoresheet after coming on as a substitute in the Philippines, netting Loyola Meralco Sparks’ third in their 4-2 win over Green Archers United.
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