Aussies Abroad: Mabil helps FC Midtjylland to winning start

Awer Mabil’s 2019/20 season got off to a winning start as a late FC Midtjylland winner downed Esbjerg FB 1-0.

Mikael Anderson struck as the clock ticked past 90 minutes to ensure the Wolves kicked off the new Danish Superliga campaign with three points.

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Caltex Socceroos attack Mabil started the game on the bench and was introduced after 73 minutes to replace Nigerian midfielder Frank Onyeka.

And coach Kenneth Andersen’s switch paid off as Iceland international Anderson pounced in the closing moments to the delight of the fans at MCH Arena.

Awer Mabil celebrates FC Midtjylland's late winner
Awer Mabil celebrates FC Midtjylland's late winner

FCM dominated the first half but the visitors came closest to breaking the deadlock when Wolves defender Erik Sviatchenko headed against his own crossbar on 48 minutes.

Esbjerg has the best of the second half and the home fans had goalkeeper Jesper Hansen to thank for keeping them in the game.

And as the game entered the last minute, the trickery of Brazilian attacker Evander opened up a chance for Anderson to fire the decisive goal to give the 2018/19 Danish Cup champions the perfect start to the new campaign.