Aussies Abroad: Mooy tees up winner for Brighton, Taggart bags brace for Suwon

Aaron Mooy was on hand to provide the assist for the crucial goal in Brighton’s must win fixture against Norwich whilst Adam Taggart was back amongst the goals as he fired home a double for Suwon Bluewings.

In the English Premier League, Socceroos duo Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan starred for Brighton & Hove Albion as they secured a 1-0 victory away to bottom of the ladder Norwich City.

Mooy set up Leandro Trossard for the decisive goal on 25 minutes with his pinpoint cross from the right wing finding the Belgian midfielder in space around the six-yard-area.

The Aussie midfielder played for just over 70 minutes before being substituted whilst Ryan played the full game between the sticks as he earned his seventh clean sheet of the season.

Over to the Korean K League and Adam Taggart scored a double for Suwon Bluewings in their thrilling 3-3 draw with FC Seoul on Saturday.

Taggart’s first arrived from the penalty spot on 12 minutes before he bundled home from close range in the 42nd minute after the Seoul shot stopper failed to keep hold of Park Sang-hyeok’s strike before the ball fell favourably into the path of the Aussie striker.

Fellow Aussie Terry Antonis was an unused substitute for Suwon.

Brandon O’Neill featured for Pohang Steelers as they sealed a 4-0 victory against Seongnam FC on Sunday.

The Aussie midfielder started the match and played for 56 minutes before exiting the action with his side already 3-0 up.

In the Japanese J League, Thomas Deng made his debut in the heart of defence for Urawa Red Diamonds as they registered a 0-0 stalemate at home to Yokohama F. Marinos.

The Aussie centre back joined Urawa in January this year but has had to wait until now to make his club debut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mitch Langerak put in a full shift between the sticks for Nagoya Grampus as they secured a 2-1 win at Shimizu S-Pulse on Saturday night.

All the game’s goals arrived in the first half with the hosts opening the scoring just after the quarter hour mark before a double from the visitors late on in the half saw them go 2-1 up.

Both Nikita Rukavytsya and Trent Sainsbury put in a full shift for Maccabi Haifa as they fell 1-0 to leaders Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier League on Saturday.


Their side’s three game winning streak came to a grinding halt however it won’t ultimately affect their league standing as they are already confirmed as this season’s runners up with one round still to be played.

In the Danish Superligaen, Awer Mabil was named in the starting line-up for Midtjylland as they secured a 1-0 win away to Nordsjaelland on Sunday.

The Aussie winger played just over 65 minutes before being substituted.

Alex Gersbach and Mustafa Amini’s AGF Aarhus enjoyed a 1-0 win over FC Kobenhavn on Sunday.

Gersbach was an unused substitute while Amini was not a part of the matchday squad.


In the English Championship, Massimo Luongo started and played 70 minutes for Sheffield Wednesday as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Swansea City on Sunday.

Brad Smith was an unused substitute for Cardiff City as they ran out 1-0 winners against Bristol City on Saturday.

In the Turkish SuperLig, Aziz Behich was an unused substitute for Istanbul Basaksehir as they triumphed 2-0 against Antalyaspor.

Heading to the Austrian Bundesliga and James Jeggo played the full game for Austria Wien as they overcame Mattersburg 1-0 on Saturday.