Aussies Abroad: Rogic helps Celtic to big win, Mooy suffers late loss

Caltex Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic provided an assist as Celtic thumped Kilmarnock 5-1 to leapfrog their opponents and move to the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

But Huddersfield Town suffered a heartbreaking defeat, with Arsenal needing a late moment of magic to down Aaron Mooy’s side at the Emirates Stadium.

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Maty Ryan’s Brighton and Hove Albion were also beaten but the news was better for Mathew Leckie’s Hertha Berlin.

Read on to find out how your favourite Caltex Socceroos performed overnight (AEDT)!

Rogic’s one-touch assist

Rogic came in for special praise from Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers after they beat Kilmarnock 5-1 in a Scottish Premiership blockbuster.

After having an early effort saved, Rogic’s main involvement came with Celtic already 1-0 up.

The Australian, after receiving a pass from Ryan Christie, played a first-time ball into the path of Odsonne Edouard who finished with aplomb to double Celtic’s lead.

Edouard was one of four different first-half goal scorers for Celtic, who strolled to a big victory, with Rogic being substituted after 62 minutes.


“My job is to pick a team that can win games and win titles,” Rodgers said afterwards.

“Callum McGregor and Ryan Christie, along with Tom Rogic, have been exceptional, not just in their football but how they press the game.”

Hibernian also enjoyed a win, with Martin Boyle featuring in the first half of their 1-0 success at Hamilton Academical before suffering a head knock.

Boyle was taken from the field on a stretcher but later posted on social media that he had been released from hospital with concussion.

Jamie Maclaren was an unused substitute for Hibs while Mark Milligan did not feature as they ended a winless run of seven matches with victory.

Mooy’s Huddersfield Town drop into relegation zone

Arsenal may have entered their clash against Huddersfield Town on a 20-match unbeaten run in all competitions but they left it late to grab a winner against the English Premier League strugglers.

The Gunners missed a host of chances, namely through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, but just when it looked like Huddersfield would win a well-earned point, Arsenal produced a moment of genuine quality.


Lucas Torreira provided it, producing a spectacular bicycle kick from Aubameyang’s cross to score an 83rd-minute winner.

That result - coupled with Burnley’s 1-0 win over Ryan’s Brighton and Hove Albion - saw Huddersfield fall into the bottom three.

Burnley, without a win in nine, scrapped their way past Brighton 1-0 thanks to James Tarkowski’s first-half goal.

Brighton entered the match on the back of successive triumphs but could not make it three wins in a week, a result that saw them slip to 11th.

Irvine’s Hull City win an important point

Jackson Irvine got through another 90 minutes as Hull City came from behind to draw 2-2 at fellow relegation battlers Millwall.

Hull took the lead after just six minutes in the Championship clash but looked on course for defeat after goals from Lee Gregory and Aiden O’Brien.

But Hull skipper Markus Henriksen netted with 17 minutes to play to keep the East Yorkshire side in 19th - now three points above the relegation zone.

The news was not as good for Massimo Luongo, though, with his Queens Park Rangers side beaten 2-1 by high-flying Leeds United.


Luongo’s men led 1-0 but a Kemar Roofe double ensured Leeds took all three points at Elland Road.

Leckie starts again as Hertha win

Mathew Leckie completed 90 minutes as Hertha Berlin continued their recent resurgence, with a 1-0 win over fifth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt lifting the capital club to sixth in the Bundesliga table.

Liverpool loanee Marko Grujic scored the game’s only goal in the first half.

And in Belgium, Danny Vukovic’s Genk were held to a 1-1 home draw against Kortrijk.

The table-toppers took the lead but were pegged back by the ninth-placed Kortrijk.

But with second-placed Club Brugge losing, the draw actually extended Genk’s lead atop the Belgian First Division to five points.