Aussies abroad: Rogic, Cahill and Troisi create assists

The majority of Ange Postecoglou's latest 23-man Socceroos squad got some valuable minutes and made telling contributions over the weekend - here's the wrap.


Tom Rogic’s star continues to rise at Celtic with the 22-year-old putting in another eye-catching performance in his side’s top of the table clash against Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership.

Rogic went on a mazy run on the hour mark at Celtic Park before teeing up teammate James Forrest for their club's third goal in the 3-1 win, extending Celtic's lead in the standings to six points.

The assist capped a memorable few days for Rogic who scored a sensational winner off the bench in the Scottish League Cup and was again named in the Socceroos latest squad mid-week.

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Scott McDonald’s Motherwell picked up three points on their travels courtesy of their 1-0 result against Kilmarnock.

Adam Taggart and Ryan McGowan were also part of a positive result in Scotland with Dundee United notching a 1-0 home win over Ross County.


Mile Jedinak was a second half substitute as Crystal Palace held on for a point in their stalemate with Manchester United at Selhurst Park.

Bailey Wright kept a cleansheet in the Championship with Preston North End following their 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers, who now have Luke Brattan on their books.

Jason Davidson made another appearance for Huddersfield Town as they suffered a 2-1 loss to high-flying Burnley at Turf Moor.

Tommy Oar was a late sub for Ipswich Town but couldn’t help break the deadlock in his side’s goalless draw with Cardiff City.

Massimo Luongo was back starting in central midfield for Queens Park Rangers but couldn’t prevent a 1-0 loss to Brentford as his side slipped to twelfth in the Championship.

James Meredith was on the left side of defence for Bradford City as they played out a goalless draw with Millwall in League One.

Alex Cisak was in goals for Leyton Orient as they suffered a 1-0 loss to Accrington Stanley in League Two.


Mathew Leckie was up front for Ingolstadt as they picked up a point following a 1-1 draw with Schalke in the Bundesliga.

Tomi Juric and Rostyn Griffiths’ Roda JC were subjected to a 6-0 mauling at the hands of Dutch powerhouse Ajax, while Daniel De Silva was on the bench.

Trent Sainsbury also suffered a defeat in the Eredivisie with Pec Zwolle going down 2-0 against Groningen.


Tim Cahill was part of another Shanghai Shenhua win in China, creating an assist for Demba Ba as the Senegalese striker scored a hat-trick in their 3-1 win over Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty.

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Matt Spiranovic was in defence as Hangzhou finished the season with a 4-2 win against bottom-placed Shanghai Shenxin also in the Chinese Super League.

James Troisi set up what proved to be the winner in the UAE, the 27-year-old teeing up teammate Mohammed Abusabaan in Al Ittihad’s 4-3 win over Al Hilal.

Mark Milligan was on the wrong end of a 2-0 result as Bani Yas was beaten by Al Dhhafra also in the Arabian Gulf League.

Alex Wilkinson played his part in Jeonbuk Motors’ goalless draw against Seoul in the Korea Republic, with his side still seven points clear in the K-League standings.